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[NEW] Documentary Filmmaking: Empathy or Antagonism?

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Raindance Film Training Centre

10a Craven Street

London

WC2N 5PE

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Interviewing subjects can be a daunting task and technique and style changes from film to film

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At a glance

  • 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

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

This course can also be taken as part of the Practical Documentary Foundation Certificate: Book all 5 weeks HERE

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