If you’re passionate about Documentary film and TV, this course will bring that ambition to life by training you in the practical knowledge needed to create an engaging story for the screen.
From conception to final edit, our students go on to create short documentary pieces which showcase their newly acquired technical skill set in creating professional content for the screen. Ultimately we are hoping to launch the careers of the documentary filmmakers of tomorrow.
Documentary Filmmaking is an intensive eight-week programme in the skills needed to become a confident self-shooter and self-editor. Taught by an industry-professional 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 under the guidance of an industry-professional tutor.
Graduates go on to make their own documentaries which have screened on TV and at festivals, or set up their own production companies to create content for clients. Alumni from our London school include David Bond, the award- winning documentary director, producer and writer who now runs his own award-winning production company, Green Lions. We are also proud to say that our documentaries have gone on to win various accolades including awards at the Barcelona Sports Film festival and Sheffield Doc Fest.
Our partnership YouTube Space @Met Film School also provides valuable resource and network opportunities for those students interested in creating content for online and digital platforms.
BY THE END OF THE COURSE STUDENTS WILL:
- Understand the current context of documentary filmmaking by examining the history of the documentary genre, its different forms and the current market.
- Be able to proficiently operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit.
- Know how to research a subject, write a proposal and create a treatment.
- Be able to consider production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements.
Minimum Age: 18 at start of course
Entry Requirements: Our Documentary Filmmaking course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.
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