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DIRECTING YOUR DOCUMENTARY CREW

Educational program in Montréal

DIRECTING YOUR DOCUMENTARY CREW
Date : May 3rd, 10am-6pm (1 day)
Rate : Member 90 / Non-member 120
Number of participants : min. 3 / max. 8

This workshop is intended for those embarking on the shooting phase of a documentary film project. Topics covered will include: understanding production workflows; choosing the right crew and equipment; methods for effective communication with camera and sound people; maintaining a consistent aesthetic and point of view despite changing crews; how to run your shoot instead of allowing the shoot to run you; choosing who and what to shoot and when to stop; preparing yourself, your crew and your characters for interviews; adapting to new and unexpected circumstances, and using foresight to guide your crew.


Instructor: Bachir Bensaddek

Bachir Bensaddek, began his career directing and acting in independent shorts and music videos. Since 2001, he has directed several documentary films for television (Télé Québec, Radio-Canada, Global, ARTV, RDI) and had his films screened in various festivals around the world (Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Festival des libertés, Fipatel, Atlanta Film Festival, etc.) He has also wrote a play (Montréal la blanche) which he is now adapting into his a fiction feature film. Bachir has been active in Montreal independent film community for more than ten years, first as member of the board then as the president of Main film, an independent artist-run centre, dedicated to independent film making.  

For more information, or to register, contact us at 514-845-7442 or [Hidden].