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documentary filmmaking workshop

This workshop welcomes all those with a first experience of documentary filmmaking wishing to perfect directing skills or on the lookout for a career shift. All the steps of documentary filmmaking are reviewed, from initial conception to editing (assisted by professional editors) to the moral, intellectual, aesthetical issues brought up through the act of filming.
from September 28 to December 20 2016, 12 weeks (420 hours), in Paris, France

hands-on documentary filmmaking

During this very intensive workshop, you’ll be confronted to the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking. Following a short period of technical initiation, analysis of reference films, recceing and writing, everyone moves on to action by shooting a short film on an imposed theme ; this workshop coupled with “hands-on documentary editing” also allows you to assess the essential relationship between filmmaker and editor.
Winter : from February 1st to March 19 2016, in Paris / 7 weeks (245 hours)
Spring : from May 16 to July 2 2016, in Paris / 7 weeks (245 hours)
Autumn : from September 5 to October 22 2016, in Ajaccio (Corsica) / 7 weeks (245 hours)

hands-on documentary editing

"Hands-on documentary editing” and “documentary filmmaking workshop” sessions take place simultaneously. A common-core program introducing theoretical perspectives and practical exercises allows for beginner editors to acquire methodology and experience. Then, as they move on to editing two of the filmmakers’ films, they experience, on a real-life scale, documentary editing as a form of writing or narration. It brings to light just how high and demanding the requirements in this field are.
Spring : from May 16 to July 2 2016, 7 weeks (245 hours), in Paris
Autumn : from October 31 to December 17 2016, 7 weeks (245 hours), in Paris

writing/developing a documentary project

This practical and theoretical workshop clearly brings to the foreground the issues of documentary filmmaking. Taking into account the specificity of film writing, the project is given shape and structure to ready its presentation to potential production partners, funding commissions and institutions.
5 sessions from May to October 2016, 6 weeks (210 hours)

creating sound for films

Initiated with Daniel Deshays, "Creating sound for films" welcomes those wishing to question the art of documentary filmmaking through its sound form. From sound recording to mixing, from film screenings to exercises, this workshop explores the different ways of making sound for films and provides participants with practical sound-writing tools.
from September 5 to 16 2016, 2 weeks (70 hours)

developing a web-documentary project

Setting web-documentaries in the field of documentary culture, this training session introduces writing, directing and developing a web documentary, from its inception to publishing it on line.
5 sessions from June 2 to October 2016, 5 and 1/2 weeks (189 hours)
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