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.


Training Includes:


  • 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.