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The Art of Documentary

The Art of Documentary Podcast

A new Academy Original podcast hosted by award winning filmmaker and sound designer Jim LeBrecht. Jim has in depth conversations with some of the most talented and groundbreaking documentary filmmakers of our time. Through an examination of their films, careers and creative process, each episode offers a unique perspective on the art of documentary filmmaking.

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Host Jim LeBrecht speaks to documentary filmmaker Roger Ross Williams about the power of story, and how it moved him to start making films. They also discuss the process of making his newest film, Life Animated. Life Animated is an inspiring story of... more

10 months ago

Host Jim LeBrecht speaks to documentary filmmaker Garrett Bradley about her life growing up in New York City. They delve into the idea of surveillance in our society and how it influenced her to become a filmmaker. They also discuss the process of ma... more

10 months ago

Host Jim LeBrecht speaks to documentary filmmaker Kirsten Johnson about her life, her history as a cinematographer and the film Cameraperson, which documents her many years working behind the camera. They also discuss her father, Dick Johnson, and wh... more

10 months ago

Host Jim LeBrecht speaks to documentary filmmakers Chase Joynt and Aisling Chin-Yee about the making of their film No Ordinary Man. They discuss the complex history of how society has perceived trans people and the importance of representation of gen... more

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 11 ratings
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    Jim is a fabulous interviewer and his insight into documentary filmmaking makes his dialogue with directors eye opening and inspiring. Highly recommend!

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