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Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. A ‘documentary film’ was originally shot on film stock — the only medium available — but now includes video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made as a television program or released for screening in cinemas. “Documentary” has been described ...

Watch This Bentley Ad, Shot on iPhone 5S, Edited on iPad Air

Watch This Bentley Ad, Shot on iPhone 5S, Edited on iPad Air

Luxury car maker Bentley shot its latest ad on an iPhone 5s, and edited it (in the back of one of the $300,000 Mulsannes used in the video) using only iPad Air and the iMovie app. You can see the stunning results for yourself.

Ad Viewing on Long-Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

Ad Viewing on Long Form Video Grew 86% in 2013 [Report]

FreeWheel brings a close to 2013 with its Q4 2013 Video Monetization report that shows online video is starting to look more and more like TV, long-form ad monetization is growing and mobile devices are continuing to make an impact on how we watch content.

Good Videos Explain, Superior Videos Demonstrate, Great Videos Inspire

Good Videos Explain, Superior Videos Demonstrate, Great Videos Inspire

You’ve probably never heard of William Arthur Ward, one of America’s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims. That’s because he wrote for magazines like Reader’s Digest and newspapers like the Fort Worth Star-Telegram a couple generations before YouTube was launched. But, Ward wrote something that …

Bet Raise Fold Documentary Gives the Lowdown on Poker Life, Black Friday

Bet Raise Fold Documentary Gives the Lowdown on Poker Life, Black Friday

Bet Raise Fold comes from filmmakers Taylor Caby, Jason Rosenkrantz, and Ryan Firpo, who do a great job uncovering the reasons for what is known as “Black Friday” in the online poker world, and how it affects three players who relied on online poker to make a living.

Vimeo Previews Their Pay-to-View Movie Service with Six Awesome Documentary Films

Vimeo Previews Their Pay to View Movie Service with Six Awesome Documentary Films

Back in September, we got to talk to Vimeo and they announced Tip Jar, a monetization strategy in which people could elect to leave some money for a well-liked video.  During this announcement, they also mentioned they would have a Pay-to-View service ready for 2013.  …

First Cameraman: Insider Secrets to Marketing the Obama Presidency on YouTube

First Cameraman: Insider Secrets to Marketing the Obama Presidency on YouTube

Run, don’t walk, to your favorite bookstore and buy First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time. Or, if there aren’t any bookstores left within running distance, then bike over to your local library and check out this new hardcover book by Arun Chaudhary. …

New Hulu Series ‘Up to Speed’ A Fantastic Trip Through American Cities

New Hulu Series Up to Speed A Fantastic Trip Through American Cities

I was perusing the internet, looking for something entertaining to watch, when I ran across this article from Whitney Matheson at USA Today talking about "Up to Speed," a new travel documentary series from Dazed & Confused/School of Rock/A Scanner Darkly director Richard Linklater.  Starring …

Want to See Rare Footage of Return of the Jedi? A Documentary 30 Years in the Making

Want to See Rare Footage of Return of the Jedi?  A Documentary 30 Years in the Making

Whenever I see videos like this, I wonder how many other treasures are out there that haven't been found.  "A Documentary by Jeff Broz" could use a better title, since it's FREAKING STAR WARS BEING FILMED in the footage, but I guess this will be …

Facebook To Get Its First Movie Premiere With Bob Marley Documentary

Facebook To Get Its First Movie Premiere With Bob Marley Documentary

April 20 is a special time of year where the grass is greener and the weeds grow taller, and it's an unofficial holiday for people to get really hungry for absolutely no reason at all.  It has something to do with the moon and stars, …

Be Like Bamboo Sushi: Let Video Tell Your Small Business Story

Be Like Bamboo Sushi: Let Video Tell Your Small Business Story

Throughout the course of my typical week, I talk to all kinds of individuals and businesses hoping to succeed online with video, including a lot of small businesses. Unfortunately, a lot of small businesses think they're "too small" for video. With a local focus and …

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