Fellows Perspective: 10,000 Miles, Three Cameras, Two Drones, and One Dog

So why did two people think they could make a just make a film? Passion. Continue reading

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An Incredible Documentary TV Series You May Never Have Watched…if You Live in the DC Area

What if I told you there was a documentary strand which has shown nearly 100 amazing social issue documentaries about the forgotten stories of contemporary American society followed by provocative conversations on the issues spotlighted? What if I told you that 2/3 of Americans have access to this strand on television, but not if you live in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia? Continue reading

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Fellows Perspective: the Story of a Recovering MPA

How did a 36-year-old New Yorker living in Washington, DC start out in a career path in International Development and end up becoming a bartender and a producer of a documentary exploring how women from religious and ethnic minority communities balance maintaining their heritage in American society? Fellow Yisrael Welcher shares his story. Continue reading

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Fellows Perspective: Some Tools for Long-Distance Post-Production Workflow

Throughout the year, we’ll be featuring each of our 2016 Fellows as guest bloggers where they will share their thoughts on their films, filmmaking, or anything they think would be of interest to the documentary community. This month we hear from Kelley Slagle who is working on a documentary exploring the artists behind one of the most popular roleplaying games. She reflects on a few tools which have made long-distance post-production workflow easier. Continue reading

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Fellows Perspective: The Difference Between Moving and Doing

Throughout the year, we’ll be featuring each of our Fellows as guest bloggers where they will share their thoughts on their films, filmmaking, or anything they think would be of interest to the documentary community. This month we hear from Saaret Yoseph who has been working on a documentary exploring the complexity of Ethiopian-American identity. Continue reading

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Review: The Wolfpack and Cinephilia

Part of a series of reviews of classic and contemporary documentaries by Joshua Glick, Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Hendrix College. Since its January 2015 premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, The Wolfpack has received glowing praise … Continue reading

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Documentary Inspiration Awards Wrap-Up

On Tuesday, September 29, Docs In Progress honored director Marshall Curry and editor Matthew Hamachek at our first ever Documentary Inspiration Awards.  Enthusiastic audience members braved the pounding rain to join us for the evening of conversation with the filmmakers … Continue reading

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Welcoming Remarks: Documentary Inspiration Awards 2015

Read the transcript of the welcoming remarks given by Docs In Progress Board Chair Kiley Kraskoukas and by Board Member Sarah Katz at the organization’s first Documentary Inspiration Awards, held September 29, 2015 at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington DC. Continue reading

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Fellows Perspective: Is this Idea Too Nutty?

Throughout the year, we’ll be featuring each of our Fellows as guest bloggers where they will share their thoughts on their films, filmmaking, or anything they think would be of interest to the documentary community. This month we hear from Bonnie Rich who has turned the camera on herself and her family for a humorous exploration of identity. Continue reading

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Jeff Krulik on Turning 30 Years of Video and Ephemera into a “Collection”

Filmmaker-in-Residence Jeff Krulik reflects on the process of organizing video and ephemeral materials from a 30-year career which has spanned a revolution in video technology. Continue reading

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