I had the distinct pleasure of holding a conversation with Mr. Quinn this week and we covered a number of topics including:
the need and formation for Kartemquin
how the Oscar-nominated Hoop Dreams influenced a generation of doc filmmakers and filmgoers
how the executive producer role for docs is vastly different than with narrative features
whether or not documentary can truly make positive social change
How to Be a One Person Crew
In the opening segment, I decided to take a cue from fellow #DocLifer, Richard Simko, he sent official request for TDL to do a show that talks about the one person crew. It is not exactly a rare event when we documentary filmmakers sometimes find ourselves having to work on our projects all on our own. We become the shooter, sound person, director, interviewer, editor.
I examine some of the best ways in which we, the one person crew, can make the most effective films with the smallest amount of man power. Some of the topics covered:
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