Notes on Artist Manifestos

Notes on Artist Manifestos

What’s an artist manifesto? An artist manifesto (from the Latin manifestus meaning clear, evident) is a declaration of the perspectives, motives, or intentions of an artist or artistic movement. Sometimes they are written in order to achieve a political goal....
Justin Boyd: Sound and Time

Justin Boyd: Sound and Time

Justin Boyd: Sound and Time (Mark and Angela Walley, 2013, 8:39) is a particularly good example of a short documentary profile with the perfect balance between engaging b-roll and well-shot interview footage. This documentary brings together gentle camerawork,...
Audio-Technica BP4029 Stereo Shotgun Microphone

Audio-Technica BP4029 Stereo Shotgun Microphone

The Audio-Technica BP4029 is a stereo shotgun microphone that produces a center-focused stereo image. It contains two independent condenser elements: a “Mid” element with a line-cardioid pick-up pattern and a “Side” element with a figure-eight pick-up pattern. The...
Notes on the interview

Notes on the interview

Some documentary media makers do interviews while others prefer to observe people and eschew formal interviews (in the traditions of direct cinema and cinéma vérité). Some documentary makers do formal interviews while others prefer informal interviews or simply...
Introducing Writing with a Camera

Introducing Writing with a Camera

This site is designed to help you as a student or emerging media maker express yourself in the contemporary media ecosystem. The articles, reference guides, and glossary cover the gamut of moving-image literacy, applied media aesthetics, production techniques, and...