26 October 2022 / Annie Waite

Free taster session for documentary filmmaking course

'Storytelling by the Sea' filmmaking course taster session coming up in November, with full course in January 2023.

You're invited to a free filmmaking course intro session at The Electric Palace on Friday 18th November from 2.30-5.30pm.

At the taster session you'll get a detailed insight into the week-long 'Storytelling by the Sea' course taking place in January 2023.

Local award-winning documentary makers Ross Domoney and Rod Morris, who between them have worked for The Guardian, Field of Vision, BBC, and Al-jazeera, will be running this free taster session at The Electric Palace cinema.

What to expect at the taster session

  • Intro to the 'Storytelling by the Sea' Documentary Film Workshop
  • Screening of three films from the previous workshops with discussions with the filmmakers about their course experiences
  • Intro to the workshop format, aims and objectives
  • Equipment discussion - camera, sound, tripod etc
  • Open discussion about films that participants could make during the course

To book your free place on the taster session contact roadfactoryfilms@gmail.com or photographyross@mac.com

Main Workshop - January 2023

The 'Storytelling by the Sea' course is tailored for anyone interested in making documentary films, and telling stories through this craft. Some people attend the workshops with media experience, but for many students, this is the first experience with documentary film.

By the end of the week-long course in January all students will have made a short documentary film which will be screened here at The Electric Palace cinema.

A maximum of 8 students are included per course.

For the full course in January the team is offering a discounted price of £680 for residents of Hastings & St Leonards and £800 for those outside of the area.

Find out more about the week-long course: www.storytellingbythesea.com

PLUS: Get involved in propelling Road to Rojava into fruition

Can you help local filmmaker (and tutor on the Storytelling by the Sea workshop), Ross Domoney, see his incredible film project come to fruition?

"This project has been a roller coaster but we are finally so close to finishing this powerful film.  At a time when the world needs more positive news, it’s more important than ever to get the story of the women's revolution in Rojava out there."

Find out more about Road to Rojava >>

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