Welcome to Scatterflix
a site for indie and DIY documentary filmmaking
Hello and welcome. My name is Jeanne Pope. I'm a documentary filmmaker, teacher, traveller and storyteller.
I am drawn to unusual off centered marginality. To life's under currents where secrets lie, waiting to be told. I am not a political raconteur, this is not my route. I am really a visual storyteller and see the beauty and poetry even in the most tragic and dark. I am attracted to telling tales where we can find some magic and hope. The issues that touch are social alienation, abandonment, adoption, death, immigration, preserving memories, and falling in love.Through exploration of these topics I find myself through others, and with each new documentary a healing occurs.
FREE Online Documentary Film Workshops
I love teaching film production and sharing what I have experienced. With time in lockdown, due to Covid19, I decided to create these blog-workshops to inspire and help you to make your own low-budget, mixed-media, hybrid, documentary films, no matter what the length. I am loving writing them and will just ....carry on!
You will find handy tips, techniques and ideas. Links to free online documentary streaming, free software and other titbits which I constantly update here, on the workshop page and news bites.
Workshops will take you through the fundamentals of documentary production from A-Z; a step-by-step guide to bring you out the other side. With your film, ready to show.
Download a free PDF guide to pre-production
I collaborate with a small group. We come from different walks of life, different cultures, language, passions, angles and ways of creating. But we share and brainstorm together. Without each other life is sort of lonely out there. We all need a way to share our artwork. If you have something to share, please do. Making documentaries is teamwork; through exchange we learn and we grow.
Where different elements are mixed together to construct a narrative. These can be film archives, photos, news articles, music, animation, reconstruction, collage, Super 8, Drone, HD, DV, 16mm, 35 mm. I find mixed-media exciting. It is recreating the old for the new. And making out of new something extraordinary. It is a real passion of mine.
À venir, les ateliers en français
View Jeanne Pope's Award winning, mixed-media documentary
THE SEA HUT -
View Wang Ying's, Award winning ethnographic documentary
SHANG XIN FANG - Move to a new house
Blog Archives - Pre-production
1: Welcome - How to find your documentary film idea
2: How to find your unique approach
3: Understanding genre
4: Hybrid documentary filmmaking
5: Narrative storytelling in documentary filmmaking
6: When to begin to shoot your documentary
View Helena Michie's biographical documentary
JEAN CAPDEVILLE : Voyage into Black
Free online streaming: English
ONF-NFB - National film Board
Top Documentary Films
Regarder en streaming: Français
Kubweb - 100 documentaires
Cheapie Doc Streaming