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Documentary Masterclass - IWM

16 November 2004

Documentary Master Class
Date: 23 Nov 2004
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: IWM London - The Cinema

Aimed at all students, established professionals from the film and TV industry will give tips to students on the production of historical documentaries.

Sessions will include developing and pitching ideas to broadcasters; researching and clearing rights for archive film; ethics and historical accuracy in the use of archive film; editing, sound and camera work.

Tuesday 23 November, 10.00am * 5.00pm

Tickets: Students and concessions £10. All others £50.

Tel: 020 7416 5461 for booking. Programme below.
9.30–10.00am: Registration.

9.55am: Introduction to the day

10.00am: Developing a programme idea and pitching it to a broadcaster: Taylor

Downing (Flashback TV)

10.45-11.00am: Coffee and tea

Archive Film:

11.00 -12.00noon: Accessing archive film and issues of royalty and copyright: Jane Fish


Researching and using archive film: Christine Whittaker (Film researcher).

12noon -1.15pm: Historical and ethical aspects of the use of archive film

Ethical considerations in the use of archive film: Steve Bergson (Film researcher) and Paul Sargent (IWMFVA)

Historical accuracy and the use of archive film: The ‘office cat’ (Jerome Kuehl)

1.15-2.15pm: Lunch

(Films and videos from the Fourth IWM Student Film Festival will be screened during the lunch break).

2.15-3.00pm: Some technical and aesthetic considerations when using archive film in television documentaries: Adrian Wood (Operations Director, Timespan Images)

3.00-3.45pm: Creative approaches to historical documentary: Denys Blakeway

(Blakeway Productions)

3.45-4.00pm: Tea and coffee

4.00-4.45pm: Production: camera work, editing and sound: Arthur Kent (Fast Forward Films)

4.45-5.30: Student film-makers surgery:

Students with particular problems and queries about aspects of documentaries they are working on are invited to bring these to the session for advice from the experts present. Those who would like to demonstrate these on video please contact the conference organisers beforehand.

Adults and professionals from the media industry: £50, FIWM and concessions £10.00.

Box office 020 7416 5439