David Schonauer

Insight: How to Find the Right Distribution Path for Your Documentary

nofilmschool   Thursday July 12, 2018

Last month's DOCNYC’s Distribution Boot Camp in NYC featured a panel titled “Making the Most of Theatrical, TV, and Digital,” and NoFilmSchool was on hand to reap some wisdom. The first step is determining your goals about money, social impact, timing and more. “Once you have determined the answers to these questions, you will be in a better position to choose partners who are aligned with your vision,” notes NFS.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Discovering a Lost Mother in Award-Winning "Rewind Forward"

By David Schonauer   Tuesday July 3, 2018

For filmmakers, old family movies are like treasure. They are a window into the past, the evidence of the lives we lived and the people who shaped us, whether we knew them or not. Over the past year or so we have seen a number of short narrative and documentary films that make use of old video and Super 8 film to tell powerful ...   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art, 1: Instagram Unveils IGTV App for Hour-Long Videos

DP Review   Thursday July 5, 2018

After widespread reports that it would start hosting hour-long videos, Instagram has unveiled a new standalone app for just that purpose. Called Instagram TV — or IGTV for short — the app seems to be an effort by Instagram to take on YouTube as a central influencer, notes PDN. Like YouTube, IGTV calls each creator's page a “channel,” although the call to action remains “follow,” rather than “subscribe,” adds DP Review. IGTV content will also appear in the main Instagram app. Mashable  has more.   Read the full Story >>

State of the Art, 2: Instagram Film Series Are a Thing Now

nofilmschool   Thursday July 5, 2018

When it comes to Instagram video, Australian-based filmmaker Hannah Lehmann is ahead of the curve, having already launched Season 2 of The Out There, a series created exclusively for the platform, notes NoFilmSchool. “The number of web series produced and uploaded online is huge, and l wanted there to be a point of difference for my show. An Instagram series was not something that had ever really been attempted, especially by a young female creator,” says Lehmann.   Read the full Story >>

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