Travel Adventure Documentary Magazine
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Filmmaker Charles Hartman Dead After Long Illness

Longtime travel filmmaker Charles Hartman, is dead at 75. He had retired eight years earlier because of health problems. A native of Warsaw, Indiana, he was in high school when he bought an old movie camera and soon began shooting the high school band—the begining of his second career as filmmaker.   Read More
Posted by Hal McClure in Blogs April 14, 2013

Hawaii Show Nearly Ends His Career

There's no question that we Travel Filmmakers certainly have our adventures while shooting films in foreign lands, and less often, of course, while plying the North American circuit presenting them to our audiences. The following episode is about showing my first brand-new travel film to my second-ever audience.   Read More
Posted by Hal McClure in Blogs March 12, 2013

Tiny Projectors Heading Your Way

You are a filmmaker—or a filmmaker’s agent—and you meet an exhibitor among audience members leaving the lobby of a travel-adventure movie venue.   EXHIBITOR: “Have you been shooting anything my audience might be interested in?”   FILMMAKER: “I’m just back from Alaska and have some good footage of Eskimo villagers surviving those long Arctic winter months. Not only fishing or hunting, but showing their picturesque social life.”  ...   Read More
Posted by Hal McClure in Blogs January 11, 2013

Bye Bye Film Projector, See You In the Smithsonian Some Day

You knew it would happen. But so soon? By the year 2020, projectors that project film might only be viewed in the Smithsonian or some other museum. You remember film—that “celluloid” sprocket-holed thing?   Read More
Posted by Hal McClure in Blogs December 21, 2012

Colorful Exhibitor Karen Shareff Is Dead at 67

Karen Shareff, the popular and spirited director of Southern California’s popular World on Film travel adventure series, died Oct. 28 from the cancer she had been fighting for 10 years.   Read More
Posted by Hal McClure in Exhibitors November 29, 2012
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