What is Documentary Filmmaking? | Raindance Film Festival
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2021.07.14


[NEW] What is Documentary Filmmaking?

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$79.59 $71.63

With Tom Webb

Next start date: Wednesday 14th July, 19:00 – 21:30
Location: Online via Zoom

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Description

At a glance

  • Week 1 of the Practical Documentary Foundation Certificate
  • Learn the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking
  • Learn how to make the skills transferrable between passion projects and paid corporate work
  • Five 2.5 hour evening classes

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

What you will Learn:

What is Documentary filmmaking?

The term Documentary filmmaking covers a wide variety of subjects, subgenres, styles, format, techniques and unique voices. In this class  we will look at: 

  • The main styles/sub genres.
  • What makes them different?
  • What do they have in common?
  • The importance of subject to the audience.
  • The importance of subject to the filmmaker.
  • Are documentaries inherently biased?
  • The filmmakers agenda. 

This course can also be taken as part of the Practical Documentary Foundation Certificate.

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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1 review for

2021.07.14


[NEW] What is Documentary Filmmaking?

  1. Jaye Nolan

    This was an excellent introduction to making documentaries, with great examples of the different ways a factual story can be presented that had never occured to me before.

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