Documentary Research Workshop

Often, the hardest part of making a documentary is knowing where to start: how to source information, how to collect it, and how to process it.

In our evening Documentary Research Workshop, director/producer Mark Saunders will draw on the example of either The Truth Lies in Rostock or The Battle of Trafalgar* to demonstrate a range of research strategies and techniques for producing factual investigative programmes, based on his award-winning work with Despite TV and Spectacle.

*Attendees will be given a unique link to watch the selected documentary before the session.

What you will learn on the course

- How to research with and without the internet

- Participatory and crowd research strategies

- Analysing media

- Alternative sources of information

- Notions of the expert

- Analysing and deconstructing official information

- Collecting and using the archive

- Research on camera

- Strategies for interviewing

What have past participants said about us?

“Very ethical and honest approach to documentary research at grassroots level.” - Samantha Lasbury

“Very informative and clear.” - Rachel Cudjie

“Good value, informative and friendly.” - Nick

“De-mystification in general” - Hugo

SUITABILITY

Suitable for anyone with interest in documentary filmmaking, regardless of their experience level. Particularly useful to aspiring filmmakers, near the start of a project.

COURSE SIZE

4 to 10 participants at each session.

COURSE DATES

I'm sorry, we don't have any workshops scheduled at the moment. If you're interested in taking the course, please get in touch - we may be able to schedule additional dates if we receive sufficient interest.

You can also look at the dates of all our different courses on our course Calendar

PRICE

£85

LOCATION

Unit 25 of the Battersea Business Centre, 99-109 Lavender Hill, SW11 5QL.

Detailed travel instructions are included in our FAQs and will be sent to all enrolled participants on booking and a week before the course begins.

Courses can be arranged at our premises, or yours.