What You Will Learn
Students participating in the Film In Action Documentary Outreach course will learn a broad range of theoretical, practical and technical skills which allows them to explore the process of documentary storytelling through first hand experience.
“You will learn the skills needed, to not just capture eye-catching images, but images with meaning, that form an emotional engagement between the audience and your subject.”Film in ActionThe curriculum will take students through a model for researching, planning, shooting, editing, marketing and distributing a short documentary, emphasizing a structured, in-depth approach whereby they only begin shooting once they understand their subject and the world they inhabit. You will learn the skills needed, to not just capture eye-catching images, but images with meaning, that form an emotional engagement between the audience and your subject.
In each of the stages of production the students will learn the skills, processes and approach needed to produce a narrative based documentary. Understanding how to research and interview through tutorials and practice in the field. Learning the principles of producing, cinematography, direction and editing that will serve their story through practical workshops and exercises out in the field. They will also learn the importance of planning and scheduling in film production. They will produce detailed shot lists, scene breakdowns, production schedules and shooting logs, working in a meticulous way which allows them to produce work of high quality in a short period of time.
Production RolesWithin their respective roles, each student will learn their function and purpose within the crew and the production process. Students will learn how their role relates to other crew members and through the course and group work they will learn how best to voice and implement their ideas. Good filmmaking relies on the synergy of all production members, working in harmony towards a shared goal, and our courses put great emphasis on this. This experience, working to a clearly defined role with specific responsibilities, will be hugely beneficial for anyone seeking a career in filmmaking.
We have Documentary Outreach courses this summer. If you’re interested in taking part then we want to hear from you…inspiration and adventure awaits!Get Involved