The Democratization of Film — What Makes A Filmmaker in an Age of Accessible Equipment?

By Doug Gritzmacher

Denver Director of Photography & Cinematographer

By Doug GritzmacherDenver Director of Photography & Cinematographer $1,468.   That’s the lowest price I could find for a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera on eBay. Add in a decent lens and for less than $2,000 you can be a filmmaker.   Or can you?   That was the question posed to a forum […]

New documentary on Zbigniew Brzezinski

By Doug Gritzmacher

Denver Director of Photography & Cinematographer

By Doug GritzmacherDenver Director of Photography & Cinematographer This week I began shooting for the producers of a new documentary film about Zbigniew Brzezinski. Our first interview was with Brzezinski himself (screengrab above), who is a Polish American political scientist, geostrategist, and statesman who served as national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter. The documentary […]

“SOLDIERS OF PAINT” COMING TO NETFLIX!

By Doug Gritzmacher

Denver Director of Photography & Cinematographer

By Doug GritzmacherDenver Director of Photography & Cinematographer First Run Features struck a deal today with Netflix to carry my film, “Soldiers of Paint“. The film was released in May on DVD, iTunes, and Amazon, but excitement about those platforms paled in comparison to the response we got to the Netflix news. The posting on […]

“OUT OF THE FIRE” OUT IN FILM FESTIVALS

By Doug Gritzmacher

Denver Director of Photography & Cinematographer

By Doug GritzmacherDenver Director of Photography & Cinematographer   “Out of the Fire” is a feature-length documentary about Kevin Crowe, a renowned potter in central Virginia. I had the pleasure of serving as the film’s director of photography. The film has recently been accepted by the Hot Springs Documentary, Breckenridge, Utopia, Driftless, and Rehoboth Beach […]