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Make a Documentary

With this bootcamp, we invite students to explore the principles of storytelling and filmmaking
By Torsten Klaus - Educator

 


### Description

The world is full of stories: good ones, bad ones, stories that bring happiness and joy, stories that make you think and wonder. Making a documentary is like storytelling.

Do you like storytelling? Do you enjoy working with camera equipment and learning about film editing? If your answer is yes, this is the right place to be. This nanocourse will take you into the world of documentaries. From sketching an idea to the final editing touches to your film, we want to help you with all of it.

With this bootcamp, we invite students to explore the principles of storytelling and filmmaking.

Goal

In this bootcamp, students will learn:

-How to brainstorm ideas and where to look for a documentary topic -How to structure a documentary -How to create a script, plan the filming, and do the editing -How to conduct an interview -How to do research -How to choose the right music and sound effects for a film -How to bring all storytelling elements together and create your composition -How to pay attention to details in filmmaking

About the Facilitator:

Torsten Klaus is a father to three wonderful homeschooled children. As a young boy, he fell in love with a typewriter, a cassette recorder, glue stick and paper. The results were handmade newspapers and audiobook stories. His audience and family members were one in the same thing. A few years later, Torsten turned his passion into a profession. He became a journalist (TV productions in Berlin) and learned all about editing, screenwriting and interviewing people.

After moving to the UK, Torsten also started working in education with children and families (UK NVQ Level III). He has been working in education for settings in the UK, Austria and Portugal for about 15 years.

Torsten is also extremely passionate about outdoor learning fun! He founded the “Wild Dads UK” outdoor group and facilitated outdoor learning sessions for the Permaculture Association UK.

Torsten was born in East Germany (GDR) and has since lived in seven countries. In 2015 he published his book “The Empathic Father” (OTF, London). He is writing for parenting magazines in the UK, Australia, NZ and the US. Torsten produces video and graphic content for companies in Austria, Spain and the UK and he runs Filmmaking and Debate Clubs for our global online platform, Galileo.

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