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  • Watch IDA seminar on "Creating Sound and Music for Docs" Part 2 focusing on Scoring Your Film - Licensing and Composing

  • The Important Role of the Music Supervisor Read More

  • Why You May Need a Music Supervisor to Keep Your Film's Soundtrack on Track Read More

  • Tips for Working with a Composer Read More

  • The How-to Guide on Production Music Libraries Read More

Archival Storytelling

  • Archival Research 101: Looking for the Perfect Image Read More

  • Watch IDA seminar on "Using Archival Footage to Tell Your Story"

  • 6 Essential Tips for Using Archival Footage Read More

  • How to Find-and License-Archival Footage Read More

  • Finding Footage in a Foreign Land Read More

  • Finding Footage at the National Archives Read More

  • Select list of US Archives Read More

  • The Rising Cost of Putting History on Screen Read More

  • Archive Verite: Editing as an Art Form Read More

  • The Rescue and Recovery Mission of Film Preservation Read More

  • How Makers of Profile Documentaries Shape Their Subject from Archival Footage Read More

  • Experimental Filmmakers Widen the Parameters of the Archive Read More Read More


  • Analyzing a Documentary's Strengths and Weaknesses Read More 

  • Defining the Role of the Writer in Nonfiction Read More


  • Center for Media & Social Impact report "Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in Their Work" Read More

  • What to Do About Documentary Distortion? Toward a Code of Ethics Read More

  • Five Doc-Makers on (Avoiding) Extractive Filmmaking Read More

  • Ethics in Environmental and Wildlife Filmmaking Read More

  • Who Is Telling Whose Story, To Whom, and Why? Read More

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