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  1. The ITVS Indie Roundup

    September 14, 2012

    A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. Is your camera bag feeling like an anvil on your shoulder? The Tiziano Project just taught a filmmaking course in Kosovo with iPads, and they make a strong argument why you might want to go the lighter route. Win $2,000! The 2012 James River Shorts mini-festival is accepting short

  2. The ITVS Indie Roundup

    August 17, 2012

    A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. Celebrity documentaries don’t have to be brainless. Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service compiled a list of the top ten performer documentaries, including such classics as the Bob Dylan film Don’t Look Back and Madonna: Truth or Dare. (via POV) If you’re wondering where

  3. Five Insights on Hacking Films from the Software Developers Who’ve Done It

    August 17, 2012

    Originally published on the POV BlogSomewhat fresh off their own Hackathon, POV’s Adnaan Wasey offers filmmakers, developers, and designers some of the advice POV was given for reinventing the documentary for web. Before the POV Hackathon got underway, mentors and veteran engineers shared with the teams some advice born of experience. Here’s what

  4. Find Your Audience: Building Long-Term Engagement with Passionate Viewers

    August 7, 2012

    ITVS's Rebecca Huval discusses research, news, and trends that come out of ITVS’s IndiesLab. Documentary filmmakers have complex motivations for producing films. Unlike the makers of, say, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, most nonfiction directors want their viewers to do more than simply pay for theatre tickets. They’re after long-term

  5. The ITVS Indies Roundup

    July 27, 2012

    A curated list of indie news and recommendations from ITVS’s Rebecca Huval. Hey, internet dunces: You, too, could create a multimedia package for your film! Knight News Challenge winner the Tiziano Project pulls from existing technology on the web to help storytellers with amateur web skills polish their online videos. "Get comfortable with the idea