AN INTRODUCTION TO
DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING

3 WEEK COURSE
March 2020

COURSE DETAILS

COURSE STRUCTURE

LOCATION

COURSE DETAILS

Want to build your future in film? This introduction to documentary fimmaking course will turn your passion into practice. Working closely with industry professionals you will form part of a production company to produce an engaging, broadcast quality, documentary.

This course is career focused, creative and practical. It has been designed for people aged 18 and above who want a realistic and immersive experience of making a documentary.

By the end of the course you will have developed your documentary filmmaking skills and experienced working in collaboration with like-minded filmmakers as part of a production company to produce and distribute a broadcast, quality documentary.

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Duration; March 2020. Monday to Thursday 9.30am-4.30pm Friday 9.30am-3.00pm

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Write, produce and edit a documentary film

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You’ll be working in a small group with a high ratio of mentor to student (max. 14 students to 2 mentors)

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For students with a range of filmmaking experience including beginners

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Recommended to journalists, photographers and those who want to develop their filmmaking skills and experience the working environment of a documentary filmmaker

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Cost £1,695.00 to include all materials, equipment, handouts and lunch.

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Minimum age requirement of 18 at the start of the course.

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If you would like to find out more about this course please fill in the form and we will be in touch.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However, to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.

In order to make enrolment as fair as possible and to enhance your learning experience, please be aware that we have a limited number of places available for each course intake and operate a first come, first served basis.

For more information contact our Admissions team on :
tel // +44 (0) 1604 407771 or
email // info@ukfilmschool.org.uk

COURSE STRUCTURE

Week 1- Pre -Production

• Introduction to the filmmaking equipment,
• Health & Safety Briefing

• Understanding the genre and process of documentary filmmaking

• How to conduct an interview

• Practice interview and filming techniques by interviewing each other
• Brainstorm and develop ideas
• Identify the subject of the documentary
• Legal and ethical considerations in documentary filmmaking
• Contractual and commercial considerations -actors, interviewees, freelance crew
• Assign heads of depts.
• Start research process. The group will be encouraged to independently research the subject
• Schedule shooting days
• Casting actors if there is to be an element of drama/re-enactment in the film

Week 2 - Filming

• Filming the documentary as scheduled by the crew to include filming establishing shots, pick up shots, interviews etc.
• Start the publicity process by contacting Press including radio and T.V.
• Writing and distributing Press Releases
• Invite Press, VIP’s etc. to film screening
• Digital marketing of the film on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube
• Logging & Transcribing the film footage ready for editing

Week 3 - Post Production
• Edit the footage into a high quality, documentary
• Continue with publicity for the film and screening
• Plan distribution of the film so that it has a life after the film screening
• Screen Film at Cineworld Northampton
• Presentation of Certificates

Location

Kings Park Conference Centre,
Kings Park Rd,
Northampton
NN3 6LL

Approx. 20 mins from junction15 of M1. Free on site parking.

A minibus will be available during the course to transport the production team to locations etc.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch is provided every day every day.

A residential option is available from Monday to Thursday night at an additional cost of £65.00 per night.

 Email info@ukfilmschool.org.uk for more information or to book an overnight stay

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