This post is an attempt at doing something different with all the great reading I find about documentary. Usually, I post a series of links on Twitter, but those posts quickly disappear in that site’s churn. Perhaps bringing them together into a post will be more useful and more stable in the long run.
The National Film Board of Canada maintains a great blog about film generally, abd they regularly feature posts about documentary. With the non-stop growth in comic books and their adaptations, this post offers series of films about their creators.
Clàudia Prat shares some lessons in working with 360 video, including considering the mundane, thinking outside location, needing the strong characters, and others.
Julie Matlin offers this wonderful overview of NFB documentaries about whales.
The Right Size
‘The Last Dance’
Michael Jordan finally gets his own documentary series in The Last Dance, 10-part forthcoming series co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix.
Festivals and Awards
As always, Jordan M. Smith has a great May 14 Monday Memo with news from Cannes, Hot Docs, Sundance, and others. Also as always, Basil Tsiokos offers another festival roundup, this time of the New York African Film Festival.