Practical Documentary Filmmaking


Course dates: 12th January -23rd March - Classes are held each Friday from 9.00am - 3.30pm

Course Tutor: Dieter Deswarte

Dieter Deswarte is an award winning Belgian documentary filmmaker based in London. He is a self-shooter with a defined personal aesthetic. His films have an intimate quality and explore the challenges and beauty of everyday life. In 2010 he graduated from the Goldsmiths University of London with a Masters degree in Screen Documentary. Since then he has been working as an independent filmmaker working on his own projects and developing content for different charities and arts organisations. His most recent film “St Helena, an end to isolation” was broadcast on the BBC as part of the “Our World” strand.

Students undertaking the course will have full access to the UCL Anthropology Audio Visual Lab with Premiere CC and Adobe Creative Suite enabled machines as well as professional camera kits (shared one between two students) for the duration of the course. Students will have a further five weeks at the end of the course to complete their film project.

A reduced lab fee is required for those taking the course for UCL credit (please contact for more details). This course is available to external candidates for £1600.

Please note participants are also required to bring two external hard-drives on the course. Students using UCL Anthropology cameras are responsible for any loss, damage or repair costs.  Any failure to reimburse the department will result in a debt to UCL.

You have access to UCL facilities for a further five weeks after formal teaching on the course in order to complete your film.

Documentary Filmmaking (Practical)

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:00
£1600 (for external candidates)

14 Taviton Street

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