Salon on Instant Documentaries

Very interesting piece at Salon on the use of digital video equipment and archival footage to quickly produce new documentaries. Also has a useful set of links for would be documentary makers.

“Documentaries may soon become as ubiquitous as a voice-mail message or a phone, or any of the content elements that we use in our technologies — like text messages, jpegs, phones with video, Web sites,” says Larry Engel, a documentarian who teaches at Columbia University and Barnard. “It has been democratized in a way that is wonderful.”

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