Documentary Production Lectures

I run a class in Documentary Production for undergraduates and if you have not studied this subject before you may find it interesting to attend a few of them. The lectures take place on Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:00 in ET101. The first lecture is on Tuesday 4th October and looks at how the documentary film movement of the 1960’s and 70’s was formed and how it explored overt political subjects not just as a response to the world around them (Vietnam War, Maoism, Workers Struggle, Women’s Liberation) but also how they experimented with form and process in a radical way. Next week on, Tuesday 11th, the focus is on Cinema Verite and again if you are not familiar with the history and practice of this movement, which is also sometime referred to as ‘Direct Cinema’ and ‘Observational Cinema’, then it would be a good idea for you to attend. It will help you in understanding and planning your own verite piece that you will be set this week. We will be looking at the history of verite and it’s philosophy through the work of Leacock & Drew, the Maysles brothers and Fred Wiseman as well as some more recent exponents. Any questions:


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