Filmmaking is a collaborative artform. Yet, tens of thousands of filmmakers all over the world shoot projects each week with no dedicated DP, no sound guy, and no assistants. It’s just them, a camera, some lenses, lights, and mics. They are one-man/one-woman bands.
This week on the show we hear from a small group of filmmakers who are making waves in the industry despite shooting much, if not most of their work alone — and in two of the cases, with small, prosumer cameras.
- There’s multi-Vimeo Staff Pick recipient Brandon Li, who’s travel docs often feel like narrative shorts.
- Salvatore “Sal” D’Alia is a New York filmmaker (by way of Italy) who’s the brainchild and filmmaker behind Adorama TV’s “Through the Lens” Series.
- And internationally renown director and DP Philip Bloom is back to offer his two cents on what to call yourself if you wear many hats.
Share Your Story with Us
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Music in this Episode
Music was curated from FreeMusicArchive.org. In order of appearance, the music in this episode:
- Let’s Go by Allegra courtesy of Song Freedom. All rights reserved.
- Canon in D Major by Kevin MacLeod (CC BY)
- Chosen by Stephane TV (CC BY-SA)
- On Axis by Pipe Choir (CC BY)
- Candle Light by Dream City Orchestra courtesy of Song Freedom. All rights reserved.
- The World Keeps Changing by Nattbussen (CC BY-SA)
- To the Rhythm of the Funk by Cullah (CC BY-SA)
- No More Solos by Kelly Latimore (CC BY)
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