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The Documentary Life

By The Documentary Life

Have a passion for making documentary films? Want to learn how to best lead a documentary life? Join award-winning commercial and documentary filmmaker, Chris G. Parkhurst, and special industry guests as they candidly share their filmmaking stories, insights, and experiences, for all to learn how to best lead and live their own documentary dream lives.

  1. 1.
    140 – All Good Things Must Come to An End10/02/2020
    30:33
  2. 2.
    139 – Winning an Oscar for Your Documentary Film09/18/2020
    51:29
  3. 3.
    138 – Cinematography in Documentary Film09/04/2020
    41:56
  4. 4.
    137 – Reality Television and the Documentary Filmmaker08/21/2020
    36:08
  5. 5.
    136 – Documentary Filmmaking During a Pandemic08/07/2020
    48:31
  6. 6.
    135 – Race in the Documentary Filmmaking Community07/24/2020
    51:25
  7. 7.
    134 - The Online Film Festival for the Documentary Filmmaker07/10/2020
    46:25
  8. 8.
    Spirituality in Documentary Filmmaking with Mickey Lemle06/26/2020
    47:47
  1. 9.
    132 - Personal Trauma in Documentary Film with Sasha Joseph Neulinger06/12/2020
    48:11
  2. 10.
    Doc Filmmaking in the Mountains with Eric Becker05/29/2020
    39:46
  3. 11.
    YouTube For the Documentary Filmmaker with David Hoffman05/15/2020
    54:53
  4. 12.
    Making the Sports Documentary with Gotham Chopra05/01/2020
    43:07
  5. 13.
    128 – Documentary Film and the Music Composer with Nainita Desai04/17/2020
    40:29
  6. 14.
    127 – Mental Health and the Documentary Filmmaker with Rebecca Day04/03/2020
    44:38
  7. 15.
    126 – Finding Yingying with Jiayan Shi03/20/2020
    49:41
  8. 16.
    125 – Fire in Paradise with Drea Cooper03/06/2020
    42:11
  9. 17.
    124 – Documentary Film Promotions & Marketing with Jon Reiss02/21/2020
    40:50
  10. 18.
    123 – First Time Doc Filmmaker Wins the Stanley Cup, with Joshua Riehl02/07/2020
    38:57
  11. 19.
    122 – Film Travel Tips and Gear Insurance01/24/2020
    43:51
  12. 20.
    121 – Your Breakthrough Year and #Doclifer, Josh Davidsburg01/10/2020
    43:55
  13. 21.
    Season Two TDL BONUS!12/27/2019
    35:24
  14. 22.
    120 – Documenting Your Family with Irene Taylor Brodsky12/13/2019
    43:31
  15. 23.
    119 – Editing For Documentary Filmmakers with Paddy Bird11/29/2019
    46:10
  16. 24.
    118 – Filming Behind Bars with Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein11/14/2019
    35:40
  17. 25.
    117 – How to Raise $8k Quickly and Bring Scriptwriting Principles to Your Documentary Film11/01/2019
    59:31
  18. 26.
    116 – Sculpture, Breast Cancer, and Documentary Film with Prune Nourry10/18/2019
    43:40
  19. 27.
    115 – Email Marketing for the Documentary Filmmaker10/03/2019
    51:08
  20. 28.
    114 – Documentary Filmmaking Abroad with Edward Watts & Waad Al-Kateab09/19/2019
    46:37
  21. 29.
    112 – Lean Team Documentary Filmmaking with Rustin Thompson08/22/2019
    53:24
  22. 30.
    111 – The Doc Filmmaker’s Money Mindset & Blue Collar Filmmaking08/08/2019
    51:22
  23. 31.
    110 – Melbourne Documentary and Chasing the Jet Stream07/25/2019
    54:22
  24. 32.
    109 – Make Great Documentaries From Where You Are with Billy Corben07/12/2019
    50:32
  25. 33.
    108 – Maiden and Archival Storytelling with Alex Holmes06/28/2019
    46:18
  26. 34.
    107 – Meta Filmmaking and Framing John DeLorean06/14/2019
    53:46
  27. 35.
    106 – Making a Documentary Series in China with Dominic Johnson-Hill05/31/2019
    41:18
  28. 36.
    105 – Doug Block and The D-Word05/24/2019
    52:28
  29. 37.
    104 – Crowdfunding Your Documentary Film with John Trigonis05/17/2019
    52:43
  30. 38.
    103 – Doc Filmmaking, Festivals, and Podcasting with Thom Powers05/10/2019
    57:18
  31. 39.
    102 – On the FRONTLINE with Doc Filmmakers, James Jones and Olivier Sarbil05/03/2019
    59:59
  32. 40.
    101 – The First Female Director with Pamela B. Green04/26/2019
    49:07
  33. 41.
    100 – Happy Thanksgiving Finale From The Documentary Life11/23/2018
    56:30
  34. 42.
    99 – Outdoor Adventure Films with Peter Mortimer11/16/2018
    59:05
  35. 43.
    98 – Working with Werner Herzog and Les Blank with Maureen Gosling11/09/2018
    44:44
  36. 44.
    97 – Understanding Doc Society with Maxyne Franklin11/02/2018
    45:32
  37. 45.
    96 – Short Your Way to a Feature with Jon Kasbe10/26/2018
    46:19
  38. 46.
    95 – America to Steve James10/19/2018
    46:00
  39. 47.
    94 – Documentary Film Distribution with Jon Reiss10/12/2018
    48:48
  40. 48.
    93 – The Full-time Doc Filmmaker, with Mat Hames10/05/2018
    50:22
  41. 49.
    92 – How to Fund Your Film: The Individual Donor09/28/2018
    29:07
  42. 50.
    91 – Doc Filmmakers Getting Real, with Claire Aguilar09/21/2018
    35:23
  43. 51.
    90 – 5 (More) Reasons to Make Your Documentary Film09/14/2018
    38:03
  44. 52.
    89 – Minding the Gap with Director, Bing Liu09/07/2018
    43:30
  45. 53.
    88 – 5 Tips for Your Film Festival Strategy08/31/2018
    27:12
  46. 54.
    87 – Learning to Breath with Documentary Photography with Alison Wright08/24/2018
    53:52
  47. 55.
    86 – Influential Documentaries to My Doc Life08/17/2018
    34:03
  48. 56.
    85 – Talking Directing and Development with Three Identical Strangers director, Tim Wardle08/10/2018
    42:24
  49. 57.
    84 – Staying Connected as a Documentary Filmmaking08/03/2018
    27:53
  50. 58.
    83 – My (Rather Candid) Conversation with Brexitannia Director, Timothy George Kelly07/20/2018
    51:47
  51. 59.
    82 – Maximizing Your Doc Life with Pedram Shojai, OMD07/13/2018
    55:52
  52. 60.
    81 – Hacking the Documentary Film Festival, Part Two07/06/2018
    48:36
  53. 61.
    80 – Hacking the Documentary Film Festival, Part One06/29/2018
    55:35
  54. 62.
    79 – Filming in Dangerous Environments with Doc Filmmakers, Chris Kelly & Venerable Luon Sovath06/22/2018
    55:31
  55. 63.
    78 – From Producing Film DVD Extras to Doc Filmmaking with Jeffrey Schwarz06/15/2018
    59:49
  56. 64.
    77 – Mobile Filmmaking Special Pt 2, with FiLMic Pro’s, Neill Barham06/08/2018
    40:26
  57. 65.
    76 – Mobile Filmmaking Special, Pt 1 with Anna Brees06/01/2018
    54:48
  58. 66.
    75 – Talking the Doc Life with My Doc Wife05/25/2018
    52:11
  59. 67.
    74 – Archival Storytelling For Your Documentary with Tom Jennings05/18/2018
    55:57
  60. 68.
    73 – Making Great Sound for Your Documentary with Jean Umansky05/11/2018
    58:05
  61. 69.
    72 – Direct Distribution for Your Documentary with Christopher Rufo05/04/2018
    56:02
  62. 70.
    71 – Making a Netflix Docuseries with Flint Town Producer, Gary Kout04/27/2018
    1:01:27
  63. 71.
    70 – Crowdfunding for Your Documentary with Seed & Spark’s, Emily Best04/20/2018
    48:26
  64. 72.
    69 – The Art of Film Funding with Carole Lee Dean04/13/2018
    1:01:40
  65. 73.
    68 – Wild Wild Documentary Life with Maclain and Chapman Way04/06/2018
    1:03:39
  66. 74.
    67 – Making the Personal Documentary with Michael Wiese03/30/2018
    1:00:55
  67. 75.
    66 – Making Your Splash as a Documentary Filmmaker with Kelly Richmond Pope03/23/2018
    52:34
  68. 76.
    65 – The Other Side of the Doc Camera with Up Series’, Nick Hitchon03/16/2018
    58:42
  69. 77.
    64 – Margaret Byrne Leads a Documentary Life03/09/2018
    53:01
  70. 78.
    63 – Stories Make the World with Documentary Writer/Producer, Stephen Most03/02/2018
    58:46
  71. 79.
    62 – Career Doc Filmmaker + 2018 Academy Award Nominee, Steve James02/23/2018
    1:04:01
  72. 80.
    61 – Filming in Extreme Weather Conditions with Doc Filmmaker, Anthony Powell02/16/2018
    53:09
  73. 81.
    60 – ‘Directing the Documentary’ with Michael Rabiger02/09/2018
    55:12
  74. 82.
    59 – Film Funding & Distribution with ‘Big Sonia’ Filmmakers02/02/2018
    1:03:52
  75. 83.
    58 – The Importance of IDA for the Doc Filmmaker with Simon Kilmurry01/26/2018
    54:54
  76. 84.
    57 – How to Make a Music Documentary with Ian McFarland01/19/2018
    1:04:48
  77. 85.
    56 – How to Shoot a MicroDoc with Preeti Mankar Deb01/12/2018
    56:21
  78. 86.
    55 – How to Write Your Documentary Film Grant Proposal with Joanna Rabiger01/05/2018
    1:06:49
  79. 87.
    54 – TDL Highlights of 201712/29/2017
    1:01:54
  80. 88.
    53 – 5 Advantages to Shooting Solo + Conversation with iPhone Doc Filmmaker, Jack Ballo12/22/2017
    1:05:27
  81. 89.
    52 – 5 Things to Look For in a Fiscal Sponsorship + Conversation with The Film Festival Doctor12/15/2017
    55:45
  82. 90.
    51 – The Imposter Syndrome + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Lourdes Portillo12/08/2017
    1:00:53
  83. 91.
    50 – 5 Ways to Nurture Your Doc Life + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Rebecca Dreyfus12/01/2017
    1:11:59
  84. 92.
    49 – 5 Things to Be Thankful for In Your Doc Life + Conversation with Wildlife Filmmaker, Zoltan Torok11/24/2017
    1:04:34
  85. 93.
    48 – How to Become a Professional Editor with Inside the Edit’s, Paddy Bird11/17/2017
    1:11:57
  86. 94.
    47 – 5 Best Ways to Market and Distribute Your Documentary + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Nathan Fitch11/10/2017
    56:15
  87. 95.
    46 – 5 Ways to Edit More Efficiently + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, C. Fitz11/03/2017
    1:04:23
  88. 96.
    45 – Taking the Leap of Faith with Your Doc + Conversation with Filmmakers of The After Hours Club Series10/27/2017
    1:02:57
  89. 97.
    44 – How to Be a One Person Crew + Conversation with Filmmaker & Co-founder of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn10/20/2017
    1:12:45
  90. 98.
    43 – What Do You Want, #DocLifer? + Conversation with The Multimedia Ninja, Bradford Rogers10/06/2017
    58:49
  91. 99.
    42 – How Our Docs Can Make the World a Better Place + BlackBox founder, filmmaker, Pat McGowan09/29/2017
    58:15
  92. 100.
    41 – How to Get Your First Documentary Grant + Documentary Filmmaker, Jennifer Brea09/22/2017
    1:01:42
  93. 101.
    40 – How to Shoot Great Looking B-roll + Documentary Filmmaking Couple, Jonathan Lacocque & Clara Lehmann09/15/2017
    1:04:45
  94. 102.
    39 – Attending Live Documentary Events + Documentary Entertainment Law Conversation with Entertainment Lawyer, Gordon Firemark09/08/2017
    1:03:56
  95. 103.
    38 – 5 Reasons to Study Documentary Filmmaking + Conversation with Aussie Doc Filmmakers, Matthew Salleh & Rose Tucker09/01/2017
    1:03:47
  96. 104.
    37 – The (Sometimes) Overlooked Importance of Film Score to Your Doc + Conversation with Film Music Composer, Peter Broderick08/25/2017
    46:16
  97. 105.
    36 – Workflow Tips for Your First Documentary + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker, Brian Kimmel08/18/2017
    1:08:14
  98. 106.
    35 – Getting into the Film/TV Industry + Conversation with Doc Filmmaker & Performance Artist, Jeremy Xido08/11/2017
    1:09:29
  99. 107.
    34 – How to Make a Living Shooting EPK/BTS + Conversation with Digital Film Pioneer, Feature Film, and Documentary Director, Stefan Avalos08/04/2017
    1:17:59
  100. 108.
    33 – 5 Ways to Make Your Documentary Film Standout + Conversation with Academy Award-Nominated Director, Scriptwriter Daniel Raim07/28/2017
    1:02:17
  101. 109.
    32 – The Importance of the War Correspondent, Documentary Filmmaker + Conversation with Legendary War Journo, Nate Thayer07/21/2017
    1:07:14
  102. 110.
    31 – Personal Finances & the Documentary Filmmaker + Conversation with ‘Glitter Tribe’ Director Jon Manning07/14/2017
    1:02:36
  103. 111.
    30 – TDL Now Weekly Show! + Conversation with ‘Real Boy’ Director Shaleece Haas07/07/2017
    1:00:05
  104. 112.
    29 – The World of the Documentary Film Festival, Part Two06/23/2017
    49:16
  105. 113.
    28 – The World of the Documentary Film Festival, Part One06/09/2017
    1:04:33
  106. 114.
    27 – Faith Fuller Turns Tables on TDL Host, Chris G. Parkhurst05/26/2017
    53:43
  107. 115.
    26 – Arrested Filming Your Documentary, with Doc Filmmakers, Lindsey Grayzel & Deia Schlosberg05/12/2017
    1:04:04
  108. 116.
    25 – Ten Hot Tips for Shooting Your Documentary Interview04/28/2017
    28:54
  109. 117.
    24 – Conversation with The Filmmakers Process Founder, Robert Hardy04/14/2017
    42:56
  110. 118.
    23 – How to Diversify Your Income as a Documentary Filmmaker03/31/2017
    35:59
  111. 119.
    22 – Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker, Brent E. Huffman03/17/2017
    1:07:03
  112. 120.
    21 – How to Stop Getting Derailed and Refocus on Your Documentary Film03/03/2017
    33:32
  113. 121.
    20 – Conversation with Documentary Filmmaker, Justin Schein02/17/2017
    1:03:42
  114. 122.
    19 – Achieving Balance in Your Documentary Life02/03/2017
    36:11
  115. 123.
    18 – Conversation with Professional Storyteller, Joel ben Izzy01/20/2017
    1:00:05
  116. 124.
    17 – Working with Someone You Don’t Enjoy Working With01/06/2017
    35:07
  117. 125.
    16 – Best of TDL 2016, Look to 201712/09/2016
    35:21
  118. 126.
    15 – Shaking the Money Tree with Film Funding Consultant Morrie Warshawski11/25/2016
    1:02:54
  119. 127.
    14 – How to Run Your Kickstarter Campaign11/11/2016
    33:41
  120. 128.
    13 – Conversation with Filmmaker Brian Jenkins10/28/2016
    55:00
  121. 129.
    12 – Filming Documentaries Overseas10/14/2016
    40:39
  122. 130.
    11 – Desktop Documentaries with Filmmaker Faith Fuller09/30/2016
    1:07:17
  123. 131.
    10 – Avoid These Common Mistakes Before ‘Jumping In’ on Your Documentary Film09/16/2016
    26:20
  124. 132.
    9 – Why & How Filmmaker Ian McCluskey Lives a Documentary Life09/03/2016
    56:43
  125. 133.
    8 – How to Finish Your Documentary Film08/19/2016
    27:22
  126. 134.
    7 – Conversation with Filmmaker Scott Squire08/06/2016
    42:13
  127. 135.
    6 – How to Live an Abundant Film Life07/22/2016
    34:39
  128. 136.
    5 – The Power of a Grassroots Campaign with Filmmaker, Lydia B. Smith07/08/2016
    51:13
  129. 137.
    4 – Score For Your Doc07/08/2016
    35:53
  130. 138.
    3 – Conversation with Filmmaker John Pirozzi07/01/2016
    54:55
  131. 139.
    2 – Inspiration07/01/2016
    31:01
  132. 140.
    1 – Welcome to The Documentary Life05/22/2016
    18:57

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