Questions from readers about making movies – Part 1

It’s always a pleasure to hear from readers! I’ve been blogging about filmmaking for 10 years and, seriously, hearing from people who found helpful info here is really fun. That’s why I encourage your comments, tweets, and questions! Today I have a few questions from a fellow filmmaker, Zak, who’s presently navigating the waters of documentary film. He asked to pick my brain in person – a comment request from

Whoa, Buddy: 2014 Year In Review

So many things have been happening — and so quickly — that it’s tough to stop long enough to celebrate. That’s why the year-in-review posts are one of my favorite things, even if they’re a bit cliché. I can’t help it, I absolutely love looking back at what transpired in the past 12 months! Would you celebrate with me?! Here are a few of the highlights from 2014.* 1. Production