Over 5 days, filmmaker Paul Janman will be guiding participants through the fundamentals of making a creative short (2 min) documentary film and equipping them with the skills to tell their own impactful audio-visual stories. From development of the story concept to the basic techniques of filming and editing (on any level of equipment from mobile to professional), participants will explore the surprising possibilities of factual filmmaking.
With the 2012 film Tongan Ark, Paul Janman celebrated bicultural philosopher Futa Helu and the independent university he founded in Nuku'alofa. A sell out at the NZ Film Festival, the documentarys global screenings included travels around the Pacific, often accompanied by live performances. Janman himself is Welsh/English, but raised in Aotearoa. While occupied by various art projects, he also teaches screen production at Auckland University of Technology. Featuring historians, tohunga, actors and gamers, his next documentary is a journey through myth and reality on Auckland's Great South Road.
“Philosophy and filmmaking have caused me to sit with visionaries on pavements and in schools and temples in neglected corners of the earth. Otherwise, I'm interested in what the average person does to stay sane in the Auckland suburbs”. Paul Janman
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