While the former is a documentary in all respects, there can be a debate over whether the latter can be categorized as a documentary. Bakker (2002) provides an interesting analysis of the distinction between documentary and fiction filmmaking. He suggests three key points: First the clearness of the audio and visual information. Second one side.
Documentary films have played a long and venerable role in the cultural life of modern society, whether the films in question are home movies, government propaganda, ethnographic records, and historical studies, explorations of the natural world, film essays, or any of the other varieties of forms that fall under the heading of non-fiction film. With the advent of digital cameras and computer.
In China, documentary as a form of filmmaking had grown substantially during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and the Civil War (1946-1949) to answer needs for war mobilization. After the founding of the PRC in 1949, documentary continued to serve as an important means of propaganda carrying messages from the state to the population. While Chinese filmmakers had occasionally employed.
You'll explore the many ways in which documentaries can be made, from the observational documentary to visual essays. You’ll consider documentary ethics, activist filmmaking, fact-fiction hybrid filmmaking among other forms and approaches, as well as examining current research by prominent filmmakers, theorists and historians. Intensive practical workshops with respected film-makers, group.
The MA in Documentary Filmmaking: Landscape and Ecology provides a unique opportunity to develop skills as a documentary filmmaker within a research-led, cross-departmental and technologically diverse context. Aberystwyth is the perfect location for an immersion in documentary filmmaking that responds to space, place, landscape and ecology. Encouraging students to find their own creative voice.Learn More
Documentary filmmaking is currently a very fluid medium. In light of this your specially tailored modules will cover a host of areas, allowing you to learn how to develop crowd-based productions, interactive and virtual reality content, as well as how to shoot cinematic content using the latest cinema cameras. With access to excellent equipment and resources, there is a strong practical focus.Learn More
Eight-Week Documentary Filmmaking is an intensive and practical course that equips you with fundamental filmmaking skills and focuses on the challenges of the documentary genre, such as working with people and filming reality. The course culminates in the production of your own short documentary film. Practical. Participate in multiple workshops and numerous exercises taught by a professional.Learn More
The documentary filmmaking process is an arduous one, so you need a fire burning inside that fuels the whole endeavor. You must find a subject you care about deeply because, through telling its story, you will have to express your personal worldview. Errol Morris, one of the great documentary filmmakers, behind the scenes. Find a worthwhile subject. Whatever it is -- global warming, civil.Learn More
However, with the ascendance of digital filmmaking, growing platforms for film-viewing such as Netflix, SnagFilms, and film festivals, as well a few key successful TV shows and movies, documentaries are suddenly taken not as the unfortunate nerd to a popular narrative brother, but as equals in terms of entertainment value and maybe even one up in terms of artistry. Yet, much to the surprise of.Learn More
This Masters, a pathway of the MA Filmmaking, will encourage your understanding of the politics, aesthetics and ethics of documentary production, and the nature and diversity of documentary practice in contemporary society. What we offer. The programme is housed in a new purpose-built media facility equipped with state-of-the-art teaching spaces including a range of digital cameras, Avid.Learn More
Where international documentary filmmaking was concerned, the primary task was to make a new country and leadership appear legitimate in the eyes of the global community of nations. Responsibility fell chiefly to the Northeast Film Studio and Beijing Film Studio, two Japanese-built facilities which had survived the War of Resistance and Civil War. (Studios located within the cosmopolitan and.Learn More
The Essay Film Festival, now in its sixth edition, presents a global range of contemporary and restored essayistic works, each exploring the critical and creative zone of possibilities that lies between experimental and documentary modes of filmmaking. FULL PROGRAMME HERE. This year’s programme features several key themes and strands.Learn More
Often this is also investigative filmmaking where a question is asked or a controversial topic is explored and the filmmaker is showing the audience the filmmaking process of their subject. The filmmaker can become an integral part of the film. This was most recently seen in the documentary Icarus, both a participatory and performative documentary. Participatory documentaries can be done by.Learn More
FILMMAKING GRANTS. FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.Learn More
In documentary filmmaking, such a privileged use will be both subordinate to the larger intellectual or artistic purpose of the documentary and important to its realization. The filmmaker is not presenting the quoted material for its original purpose but harnessing it for a new one. This is an attempt to add significant new value, not a form of “free riding”—the mere exploitation of.Learn More
A total of 18 leaders in the world of cinema and documentary filmmaking have nominated more than 70 movies for LongShots, the BBC’s first online film festival. B. BBC Reel’s LongShots brings.Learn More