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YouTube vs Vimeo

You want to put your video online but you’re not sure of the best platform. Simple and (mostly) free, video sharing social networks have become a great tool for filmmakers to build an audience for their productions.

Arguably, the two best platforms are YouTube and Vimeo. Have a look at the blogs below to help you choose:

Image from Oregon State University blog

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Best Olympic Documentaries

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a little sporting event happening in London at the moment. It just so happens that these sorts of events manage to tell incredible stories.

Triumphs, failings, grief and elation are just a few of the emotions used to describe the unpredictable nature of Olympic sport. Behind the emotion, there are often stories that are put on film for the world to enjoy.

Here are few Olympic documentaries you should watch:

    • Salute is a 2008 Australian documentary film written, directed and produced by Matt Norman. It is about Norman’s uncle, Australian track athlete Peter Norman, specifically the actions he took at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Read more about it HERE
    • The Dream Team is a film about the iconic 1992 US men’s basketball team. Personal interviews with the players make up this film about some of the world’s best basketball talent.
    • The Other Dream Team is a documentary film directed by Marius A. Markevičius. The inspirational story of the 1992 Lithuania national basketball team and their incredible journey from the clutches of Communism to the Summer Olympics in Barcelona. It stars many famous basketball persons like Yao Ming, Arvydas Sabonis, David Stern, Jim Lampley, Bill Walton, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Pau Gasol and others.

Know of any other Olympic documentaries worth watching? Share them with us.

 
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Posted by on August 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Waiting for the Revolution

Those of you that missed the 2007 documentary Waiting for the Revolution can now catch it on ITVS WORLD channel in the US. 

Waiting is one of the ten long documentaries in the Why Democracy? project. Aired in 2007 to an estimated global audience of 250 million people, the Why Democracy? project explored the intricacies of democracy all over the world.

Waiting is a detailed exploration of democracy in Bolivia under their first elected indigenous president, Evo Morales. Battling a rife drug trade as well as competing factions, the film demonstrates Morales’ resolve to continue Che Guevara’s revolution.

A schedule for the screening can be viewed HERE.

Learn more on the film’s Why Democracy? page

Learn more on the film’s ITVS page

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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