Five ways designers, developers, and creative professionals can use the art of documentary video to promote themselves or their work.
Whether you want to create a behind the scenes look at how your work is created or you want to poke fun at how serious the work can be (think Christopher Guest's mockumentaries), documentary video is a fun and engaging way to share with your clients and your audience what you're all about.
1. A few ways to use video to promote your work, even if you aren't a filmmaker.
2. New ideas for collaborating with others.
3. Examples and prompts for how you can get started.
Chris Martin is a filmmaker, designer, developer, director, photographer, writer, and educator. He has been creating websites since 1996, though technically FrontPage was doing all the work back then (it was a different time), and enjoys both the design and the development worlds. He loves teaching people new things, often with humor (sorry, I'm not that funny) and obscure cultural references (Brazil and The Darkness), and believes that the web is an amazing medium to work in today.
Chris has fond memories of the following "dead" technologies: VRML, ActionScript, 5.25" floppy disks, Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, and heavy metal.