Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by PsychoCid, Jan 6, 2018.
there are TONS of great documentaries on Youtube
Pesky be reading my mind.
I've been on a Randall Carlson and Graham Hancock kick!
I'm actually thinking of trying to get into editing documentaries. I have 20 years experience editing advertising/corporate videos, but now that I've been laid off and have a severance paying me for a while...I'm going to see if there's a way I can get into docs. Won't be easy...the old Catch-22....nobody will hire you to edit documentaries unless you've edited documentaries....so I might see if i can do some on a free/volunteer basis. Or help an experience editor. Need to get my foot in the door somehow.
Right on dude. Yeah, do one or two really great job pro bono jobs, ideally in the markets you'd most like to work with, and make a case study out of it. Then use that to market yourself and build up reputation and value!
Docus are great and worthless and everything in between.
It all depends on who made them and whether they have an axe to grind.
But which ones are good?
Lots of great ones to be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Documentaries/
I love a good documentary.
Working my way through Ken Burns' new Vietnam one these days. Hard to find that much time to devote to TV, but it's worth it.
I really enjoyed Unlocking the Cage
Love em. Especially music or band ones. I'll even watch about bands I hate. In fact I'll even watch good ones about things I'm not interested in. History is important. Its horrible how ignorant most are about the past.
I like music docs, too. I recently watched Hired Guns which was pretty good. Check it out if you haven't seen it.
I like them for the most part if they aren't propaganda. Which is why I tend to prefer music based ones.
This was fascinating. Disturbing as well, especially if you recognize similarities in your own life or in those you have known.
If you enjoyed Gorillas In The Mist then you would more than likely really get into this Nat Geo 3-parter that is currently airing:
I watched about half of it and it reminded me of every band I've ever worked with. Haha.
Did it twist from there??
I haven't seen Vietnam yet but if it matches his Baseball in quality it will be fantastic.
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