Documentary Filmmaking

Documentary Filmmaking is an intensive 8-week programme focusing on the skills needed to become a confident self-shooter and self-editor. Taught by an experienced documentary filmmaker the programme provides essential training in the use of professional cameras and industry standard editing software.

Students are given a background in the history of documentary and will review examples of successful documentaries to better understand the marketplace today. Students will research, write, produce and edit their own short film with the guidance of an industry professional tutor.

For more information, request a prospectus.

Learning Goals

  1. Understand the current context of documentary filmmaking by examining the history of the documentary genre, its different forms and the current market.

  2. Be able to proficiently operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit.

  3. Know how to research a subject, write a proposal and create a treatment.

  4. Be able to consider production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements.

Start Dates & Prices

  • 13 April 2015 —
  • 5 October 2015 —
  • Price

    £4,000

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Documentary Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    Duration: Eight Weeks Full-Time

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  • Price

    £4,000

    Minimum Age: 18 at start of course

    Entry Requirements: Our Documentary Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements.

    Duration: Eight Weeks Full-Time

    Apply Now