Duration: 2 days, weekend
Hours: 10:00 – 17:00
- Documentary filmmaking in the UK: festivals, broadcasters, funding bodies, electronic bulletins, and resource reference points.
- Paperwork and pitching: the treatment and the video press kit. (Students to pitch their own documentary ideas).
- Developing and tracking a budget: focusing on decisions about crew size, camera format, sound set up, length of shoot, post production.
- Crewing, scheduling and paperwork for shoot: contracts, release forms and insurance policies. (Sample copies will be given to students).
- Filming your documentary: including camera and sound set ups, other equipment requirements and how to shoot for the edit.
- Editing: the offline edit, getting to a locked picture, music, sound mix, track laying, grading and on lining for broadcast.
- Distribution and exhibition: the role of film festivals, distributors, direct distribution, sales agents and press.
About the tutor
Manuela Maiguashca is a UK filmmaker and activist who has produced and directed documentary, narrative and hard-hitting advocacy films about maternal and child health. She has worked in Africa (Ethiopia), the UK, Germany and the Netherlands with international NGOs as an activist, writer, director and producer. Stories and subjects range from the appalling conditions of labour in many remote Ethiopian communities to stories of childbirth, early feeding and motherhood in Europe. Her film work has been broadcast internationally, distributed throughout Europe by The UK Film Council and used in UK educational programming by the British Universities and Video Council Permanent Collection and the Coutts Library Collection. As a researcher and writer for the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, she focussed on women's global vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. Ms. Maiguashca is currently developing a new media project called “Lifeboat: A Woman's Guide to HIV Positive Motherhood”, a series of innovative short films that challenge damaging stereotypes of HIV positive mothers and their children.
Average number of participants is 10, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
NB. Discounted course fee for ClubPanico@LFA members: £190.
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