My next stop in the motion pictures industry after broadcasting
programs was documentary
making and independent productions.
Documentary is a creative treatment of reality
This great definition is not mine. Those are the words of
legendary John Grierson, one of the pioneers of the art of
documentary filmmaking. I guess there are many reasons for
bringing people into this genre. Most of the time, it is not
money making. In fact, very few filmmakers became wealthy
As for me, I can't claim that I am an exception. I don't
really know what brought me into documentary making. Maybe,
it was because of the great teachers that I had at Emerson
College. Maybe, it was because of my fascination with the
films by Dziga Vertov, Richard Leacock, Barbara Copple, Ken
Burns and many others. Maybe, it was an idealistic desire
to say something that can't be really said on commercial networks
driven by ratings and profits. Or maybe there were some other
reasons that got me involved into making documentaries.
Anyway, this is probably the genre I miss the most after
getting involved in web development full time and this 30
FPS section presents a mini
showcase featuring some of my independent productions.