Few are scandalized by the BBC adding sound effects to documentary footage, as it's somewhat obvious and the intent is to bring the viewer to a truth that might otherwise be obscured. A lot of other storytelling magic is at hand, though, not all of it so ostentatious. Simon Cade illustrates some of the techniques, among which editing is among the most powerful.
Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates is a new three-part documentary that premieres on September 20. It’s directed by Davis Guggenheim who produced An Inconvenient Truth and directed Waiting for Superman. “When I thought about topics to cover, I knew I didn’t want to make a promotional piece about his work,” Guggenheim said. “Instead, I […]
The Obamas released their first film with Netflix, which started streaming today — a documentary called American Factory. From Fast Company: Called American Factory, the documentary follows the events of when a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in an abandoned General Motors plant in Ohio and hires 2,000 blue-collar American workers to work alongside […]
In 1983, a crew of young, DIY documentarians visited Long Island’s Roosevelt Field Mall to study mall culture. This is Mall City. (via r/ObscureMedia)
Breaking into the big leagues as a project manager isn’t done overnight, but there are principles that anyone can learn, and they’re applicable to nearly any business. No matter what your field, if there are multiple teams working toward a common goal, you’re going to need a roadmap. The Project Management Professional Certification Training Suite […]
On the one hand, nostalgia is “a corruption of the historical impulse,” according to William Gibson. On the other hand, “Super Mario Bros.” will never not be cool. Luckily, there’s a way to satisfy that retro gaming while still keeping an eye on the future: The GameShell Kit. This thing is simultaneously the last handheld […]
The field of data analytics can get intimidating, even for business professionals who constantly rely on it. But at its heart, its purpose is to simplify. To take mounds of information and distill their insights into a single clear picture. Currently, the go-to software for painting that picture is Tableau. And if you want to […]