In the documentary industry, New York City and Los Angeles are widely considered the two cities in the country where people who are serious about documentary journalism live and work. Those interested in documentary filmmaking will aim for these cities and eventually land there in their careers.  After graduation, five 2017 alumni of the Jonathan…

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Robert Kolodny is a writer, director, and cinematographer based out of Brooklyn, New York. He is the founder and creative director of House of Nod, a bespoke production company that specializes in narrative and documentary film, music videos, stylized commercials and fashion videos. His work has been screened at the Cannes Film Festival and he…

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Documentary filmmakers constantly search for stories and ideas that will connect with their intended audiences. When creating a personal brand, filmmakers have another challenge facing them: connect with not only their audiences, but also prospective clients, subjects, funding sources, distribution houses, and other entities in the documentary industry.  Here is the story of two documentary…

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In an industry where the ultimate goal is to have the final product displayed on a giant screen, it’s easy to focus so much on the visual aspects of your film that you forget about the sounds that you’re capturing. However, the sound of a film is what conveys the emotion of the story to…

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It may come as a surprise to some, but there are opportunities in film for individuals to move from one career path to another, all while maintaining an involved role in this industry outside of Hollywood. This has been the case for Abigail Disney, a world-renowned producer who has had executive positions with documentaries such…

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