What is documentary Film Making?

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What is documentary Film Making?
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Start Date
14/07/2021
Start Time
7:00 PM
End Date
14/07/2021
End Time
9:30 PM


What you will Learn on What is Documentary filmmaking?

The term Documentary filmmaking covers a wide variety of subjects, subgenres, styles, format, techniques and unique voices. In this class  we will look at: 

  • The main styles/sub genres.
  • What makes them different?
  • What do they have in common?
  • The importance of subject to the audience.
  • The importance of subject to the filmmaker.
  • Are documentaries inherently biased?
  • The filmmakers agenda. 

This course can also be taken as part of the Practical Documentary Foundation Certificate.

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

practical documentary filmmaking

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

Tom started 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.