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 […]

“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 […]