Grierson DocLab 2018
21st February 2018
Have you got a passion for television and factual storytelling? Brimming with Ideas but not sure how to execute them?
Do you want to delve into the weird and wonderful stranger-than-fiction world of Louis Theroux and Errol Flynn? Do you want to uncover injustices everywhere Panorama style, or document anthropological oddities?
The Grierson DocLab could help you towards a high-flying career in factual programme-making.
This includes a residential training programme – the DocLab, access to award-winning industry professionals, structured mentoring support, the chance to attend the internationally recognized Sheffield Doc/Fest and a paid placement with a production company. The Trust will additionally provide ongoing bespoke support continue participants progress with their career choice within the sector.
An introduction to the genre covering different types of documentaries and styles of shooting.
Learning how to research ideas, develop and pitch them.
Script development focusing on structure and story.
Exploring production roles and a practical exercise to experience the different positions.
Information, advice and careers guidance.
Successful applicants will also benefit from a two-day self-shoot/editing training weekend.