Doug Block has made a living out of the personal documentary style, including films like Home Page, 51 Birch Street, and The Kids Grow Up. He is also the pioneer behind one of the largest online documentary filmmaking communities, The D-word, which has just recently had its twentieth anniversary.
how the one-person crew is tailor-made for documentary
the importance of being in service of story over technical filmmaking achievements
how Doug Block never intended to champion the personal documentary style
the D-word having its 20th anniversary came from Doug Block’s first documentary
how because most doc filmmakers don’t make their entire living doing docs, process becomes a very important aspect
Additional Doug Block Resources
Film Trailer for Doug Block’s, Home Page
Film Trailer for Doug Block’s, 51 Birch Street
Chris in Cambodia Series
In Chris in Cambodia, TDL host and doc filmmaker, Chris G. Parkhurst shares some of his stories and lessons from his most recent trip filming in Cambodia, working on he and his wife, Steph’s, current documentary, Elvis of Cambodia.
In Part Five, Chris gets violently ill in Cambodia. But his forever trustworthy traveling and filmmaking companion, Patrick, comes to the rescue. A few years later, Chris is able to return the favor. Emergency on-the-fly car driving lessons and other zaniness ensues, as we learn the value of people that you can truly trust when filming in developing countries.
Related Videos From the Set of Elvis of Cambodia
Papaya Salad and “Dirty Water”
Having Some Fun While Filming Chinese New Year in Kampot
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