Friday, September 24, 2004

Documentary Master Class With Peter Wintonick

Passion is the essential ingredient for documentary filmmakers.

I'm in the middle of the Documentary Master Class with Peter Wintonick at the Atlantic Film Festival. We're on a break and my head is starting to fill up with information, insights and ideas. It's a great, loose, free-ranging workshop that is filling out lots of the questions about what it means to share the "documentary impulse." One of the great side benefits is that I'm compiling a list of documentaries to check out. A new thing that I also learned was that Wintonick worked on the editing of one of my favourite documentaries, Ron Mann's Poetry in Motion. It's a small world in filmmaking in Canada.


At 8:49 a.m., Blogger Chris Campbell said...

Here are some of the films that were mentioned in the workshop that would be great to check out. Peter Wintonick's own films such as Manufacturing Consent, Cinema Verite: Defining the Moment, and Seeing is Believing.

Other films are: Frank Cole's Life Without Death which follows his walk across the Sahara Desert, Thomas Riedelsheimer's
Rivers and Tides, tAwful Normal by Celesta Davis, Ron Mann's Poetry in Motion (which Wintonick edited), and John Dullaghan's Bukowski: Born into This.


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