Empathy or Antagonism for Documentaries | Raindance Film Festival


[NEW] Documentary Filmmaking: Empathy or Antagonism?

$79.41 $71.47

Next start date: Wednesday 28th July, 19:00 – 21:30 UK time
Location: Online via Zoom

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At a glance

  • Learn the different interviewing techniques
  • The importance of research
  • When to use the ‘sucker’ punch

What you will Learn:

Empathy or Antagonism 

Interviewing subjects can be a daunting task and technique and style changes from film to film. Understanding your subject, style and intention is key to how you approach an interview. In this class we will look at:

  • Researching and interview preparation 
  • Earning your interviewees trust. 
  • The importance of the words you use
  • Open and closed questions
  • Asking difficult questions
  • The sucker punch
  • Communicating with your crew on a shoot
  • Soundbites and how to get them

Part of Practical Documentary Foundation Certificate
What is Documentary Filmmaking | Subject and Style Empathy or Antagonism | Post-Production | Passion or Profit

Who should attend

This course is for anyone interested in making documentary style films. Whether you are a complete novice who is interested in getting started or whether you are an experienced videographer who wants to take the next step.

About your instructor

Tom We

Tom Webb started making short films in his early teens and his love of filmmaking continued in his career.

Tom started his filmmaking life re-editing American TV shows for broadcast on the Discovery Channel in the UK and filming Martial Arts and Professional Wrestling.

He then went on to be Head of Creative at Upbeat, a digital agency that covers video production and web development. Whilst there Tom filmed and edited everything from press junkets to film premieres, medical videos to corporate events, A-list movie stars to random people in the street.

Alongside this Tom has also co hosted the Have You Seen..? Podcast, made award winning short films, short form documentaries and a feature length documentary about the male perspective of fertility treatment called The Easy Bit which premiered at Raindance in 2019. It was reviewed in The Hollywood Reporter.

Tom’s Social Media:

Personal Twitter: @TomWebbDirector | Personal Instagram: @tomwebbdirector
The Easy Bit Twitter: @theeasybitdoc | Instagram: @theeasybit | Facebook: facebook.com/theeasybit

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