Just a quick note that my “Dear Documentary Filmmakers” series of tweets/posts is scheduled to resume tomorrow, beginning on a weekly basis. I put the series on hiatus at the end of the year but in the months since, a new crop of documentaries, viewed in and for a number of different contexts, have provided grist for the mill.
A couple of reminders: 1) I take pains not to identify the specific film that may have inspired a comment – while I might have some snarky fun, my aim is to offer hopefully useful feedback, not to embarrass or criticize a specific individual. 2) These opinions are my own, and they’re just that – you likely may be able to identify exceptions to much of what I say, but, in general, if I’ve been motivated to write about something, I’ve seen it done badly a few too many times and I feel it bears comment.
For my past DDFs, click here.