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