From Crowdfunded Documentary Films to Rapper-Created Style Clips

By: Jana Pijak - Mar 14, 2016
These modern documentary innovations range from rapper-created fashion films to posh couture biopics that explore both a brand's legacy and its promising future. While examples like 'Dior and I' center around a heritage fashion label's evolution -- a result of a daring and visionary creative director -- Kanye West's silent documentary depicts the creative process behind the rapper's Yeezy Season 2 clothing and shoe collection with Adidas.

In addition to actual titles, other documentary innovations that are resonating with today's creative minds include helmet-mounted cameras, like a hockey-themed product that lets sports fans experience games from a player's point of view and candid telecom commercials that aim to raise social awareness while empowering women.

Other notable examples include adult star documentary films that showcase a vulnerable side of performers and live-streamed music videos that let fans experience the filming of a viral clip in real time.