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26 Modern Documentary Innovations

From Crowdfunded Documentary Films to Rapper-Created Style Clips

— March 14, 2016 — Social Media
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.
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Progressive Telecom Marketing
Progressive Telecom Marketing
Claro's Signs of Progress Ad Transforms a Small Community's Economy
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Crowdsourced Documentary Series
Crowdsourced Documentary Series
This Technology Documentary is Built On Ideas From Redditors
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Complimentary Documentary Incentives
Complimentary Documentary Incentives
'The Armor of Light' Could Be Viewed by NRA Members for Free
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Hockey Player-Mounted Cameras
Hockey Player-Mounted Cameras
The New GoPro Sport Brings the Viewer Closer to the Game
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Fascinating Makeup History Videos
Fascinating Makeup History Videos
This Short Video Shows the Makeup Looks of the Last 2,000 Years
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Livestreamed City Tours
Livestreamed City Tours
'Play Melbourne Live' Provides a Peek at the City Through Periscope
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Celebrity Cyclist Documentaries
Celebrity Cyclist Documentaries
The Lance Armstrong Documentary Explores His Controversial Career
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Crowdfunded Documentary Films
Crowdfunded Documentary Films
These Filmmakers Publicly Funded a Documentary About Crowdfunding
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Commemorative Travel Documentaries
Commemorative Travel Documentaries
the Ty's List Travel Documentary Has Support from Expedia
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Student Prodigy Campaigns
Student Prodigy Campaigns
Dell's Back-to-School Campaign Introduces 'The New Experts'
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Teen Film Documentaries
Teen Film Documentaries
'Beyond Clueless' is a Documentary on 90s Teen Culture
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Artisanal Decor Ads
Artisanal Decor Ads
'In The Studio With Margo Selby' Highlights West Elm's New Collaboration
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Artistic Teen Campaigns
Artistic Teen Campaigns
Autumn de Forest Stars in this Empowering Nordstrom Kids Commercial
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Live Stream Music Videos
Live Stream Music Videos
Nicole Arbour's Fun Revolution is the First Ever Periscope Music Video
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Israeli Culinary Documentaries
Israeli Culinary Documentaries
Roger Sherman is Producing a Film on Dynamic Israeli Cuisine
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Posh Couture Documentaries
Posh Couture Documentaries
The Dior and I Trailer Provides a Sneak Peak at Raf Simons' Journey
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Artisanal Furniture Films
Artisanal Furniture Films
Restoration Hardware's 'Form Follows Beauty' Ad Celebrates Artistry
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Charitable Singing Mockumentaries
Charitable Singing Mockumentaries
Coldplay Helps to Create an Unofficial Game of Thrones Musical
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Actor-Produced Fan Documentaries
Actor-Produced Fan Documentaries
Tom Felton is Making a Documentary About Harry Potter Fandom
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Anti-Harassment Documentaries
Anti-Harassment Documentaries
'The People's Girls' Documents the Objectification of Women in Cairo
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Modern Fatherhood Ads
Modern Fatherhood Ads
Dove Men+Care's Super Bowl Ad Shows What Real Strength Means
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Arful Decor Collaborations
Arful Decor Collaborations
West Elm's Roar + Rabbit Collaboration is Profiled in a Captivating Ad
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Webcam Chat Videos
Webcam Chat Videos
JacksGap Skype Documentary Features Unique Users of the Communication Platform
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Rapper-Created Fashion Films
Rapper-Created Fashion Films
This Silent Documentary Depicts Kanye West's Creative Process
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Adult Performer Documentaries
Adult Performer Documentaries
Belle Knox Reveals Chronicles Her Ascent Into Adult Star Fame
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