Australian International Documentary Conference videography

Just recently was Documentary Week in Adelaide, and I volunteered to be the videographer at the Australian International Documentary Conference. The following are the eleven AIDC Bites I produced, talking to documentary makers and distributers about today’s trends in documentary production.

AIDC Bites #1 // The Importance of Character
Suzi Taylor (Fingerprint Productions) asks Steve Burns (Rollercoaster Road Productions) about the importance of having a good character in your documentary series.

AIDC Bites #2 // The Perfect Pitch!
Pat Ferns (Ferns Productions) explains the Perfect Pitch.

AIDC Bites #3 // Trends in China
Steven Seidenberg (LIC-BCBC China) tells Peter Hamilton ( about the trends he sees in documentary distribution in China.

AIDC Bites #4 // A Short History of “The Pitch”
Pat Ferns again (Ferns Productions), this time explaining the history of the pitch session, which has become an anchor of documentary events worldwide.

AIDC Bites #5 // Documentary Distribution in our Digitized World
Tim Sparke (Mercury Media International) tells Sam Collins (Sam Collins Media) about the future of distributing documentaries on new digital platforms.

AIDC Bites #6 // Screen Territory in the Northern Territory, Australia
Penelope McDonald (Screen Territory) gives an overview of television audiences in the Northern Territory.

AIDC Bites #7 // Documentary making for the Classroom
Andrew Pike (Ronin Films) tells about how the education market is for documentary makers like an open field for a stallion to run free.

AIDC Bites #8 // New Trends in Children’s Factual Television
Thierry Bled (ABC Children’s Television) outlines the growing trends in factual television for children.

AIDC Bites #9 // Documentaries in 3D?
Torsten Hoffmann (3D Content Hub) tells us that 3D is not yet dead, that it is a slow burn for producers to look out for.

AIDC Bites #10 // Documentary Ethics
David Tiley (Screen Hub) outlines the evolving ethics with making documentaries today.

AIDC Bites #11 // A Conference Wrap-up
Peter Hamilton ( gives a wrap-up of the 2013 Australian International Documentary Conference.