This course is for documentary practitioners who want to critically frame their filmmaking in order to produce thought-provoking films that have social and cultural implications. It also addresses a broad range of conceptual methodologies that offer a good springboard for practice-led research (e.g. practice-based PhD, visual ethnography, experimental filmmaking, video art, etc.). Although no prerequisites are required, it is generally recommended that participants first do the “Documentary Storytelling” course. At the discretion of the tutor, participants can bring their own material for discussing their research.
Course Tutor: Dr. Catalin Brylla, practice-led film scholar and Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of West London
Indicative Course Outline:
Session 1: The Mediation of Space and Time
Observational documentary as a record of time
Memory as trace and event
Session 2: The Essay Film
Session 3: Narrative Voice and Embodied Experience
The formal, open and poetic voice
The performative documentary
Session 4: Representation
Social schemas and spectatorship
Case study: undoing disability stereotypes
Course dates and times : 15th May - 19th June - 7-9.15pm. There will be no class on Monday the 29th of May as its a bank holiday and 12th of June which conflicts with Sheffield Doc Fest.