Media Arts 2020



"In documentaries, there's a truth that unfolds unnaturally, and you get to chronicle it. In narratives, you have to create the situations so that the truth will come out."

- Ava DuVernay



The Independent Initiative - Documentary Filming With Your Smartphone

Shooting documentaries on a smartphone is so simple! Check out these creative tips to help you with your next project!













Indy Mogul - How to Make a Documentary in One Day


What's the secret to shooting an indie documentary? What's the trick to shooting a micro documentary in 4 hours? What are the best dumplings in New York City? Today we met up with documentary filmmaker and fellow co-host Griffin Hammond to find out!



















DigitalStorytellers - MAKE Your Story: Interviews

The "Dos and don'ts" of recording interviews! Tips on background, sounds,lighting, and spacing during interviews. 


















TEDx - Zachary Maxwell Tales of a Teenage Filmmaker

If you are looking to make change in your community you can learn a lot from this talk. This teenage film maker can give you insight on how to make significant change from behind the lens of a camera.

Zachary Maxwell is a fourteen-year-old documentary filmmaker from New York City. His films and workshops encourage young people to use creativity as a method of civic engagement and a way to spark meaningful change in one’s community.




Shooting Sequences for the Edit

Editor Garry gets behind the camera to show you the shots you'll need to get on location for a seamless sequence.






PBS Student Reporting Lab - Shooting B-Roll

In Episode 1, SRL Producer Jordan Vesey takes you around the nation's capital as she explains why the acquisition of b-roll is critical and how to properly do it.