Open City Documentary Festival

Documentary Concepts and Research (Online)

Dates
, Evenings from 6.30pm to 9pm
Nov 16 — Dec 7
 
Price
£150
 
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A course for documentary practitioners who want to critically frame their filmmaking in order to produce thought-provoking films that have social and cultural implications.

This course will now be delivered via online distance learning. Students will require their own computer or other internet connected device. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please get in contact with Ripley.

Led by Dr. Catalin Brylla, a practice-led film scholar and Lecturer in Film and Television at Bournemouth University, 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.

Indicative Course Outline:

Session 1: The Mediation of Space and Time

  • Observational documentary as a record of time
  • Everyday materialities
  • Memory as trace and event

Session 2: The Essay Film

  • Portrait essay
  • Travel essay
  • Diary essay
  • Editorial essay
  • Refractive essay

Session 3: Narrative Voice and Embodied Experience

  • The formal, open and poetic voice
  • The performative documentary
  • Embodied knowledge

Session 4: Representation

  • Social schemas and spectatorship
  • Stereotypes
  • Case study: undoing disability stereotypes

This course will now be delivered via online distance learning, and students will require a computer or other internet connected device. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in contact with Ripley.

Tutors

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Catalin Brylla

Course Tutor

Practice-led film scholar and Lecturer in Film and Television at Bournemouth University