We're super excited to bring you some brand new videos by award winning documentary filmmaker, Saeed Taji Faourky. It's all part of our documentary series this February.
Saeed is a multi award winning documentary filmmaker, who has been making documentaries for over a decade. His film 'Tell Spring Not To Come' was awarded the Amnesty International Human Rights award and the Audience Award for best documentary at Berlinale 2015. In this exclusive series of interviews, Saeed discusses his approach to developing ideas, raising fiance, filming in war zones, the ethics of documentary filmmaking and a whole lot more!
You can watch Part One of development here:
And paying subscribers can watch Part Two here:
Raising finance for observational or experimental documentaries can be a drawn out process. In these videos on fiancing documentaries, Saeed offers some advice on raising money from unusual sources:
Paying subscribers can watch Part Two here:
In the final video this week, Saeed talks about his approach to editing documentary.
Remember! If you're a paying subscriber you are eligible to win exclusive prizes through Above The Line! This month we're giving away a Zoom F1-SP recroder - perfect for documentary filmmakers who want to capture high quality audio in the field. Our monthly subscription costs just £12 and you get access to all the content on Above The Line.
In case you missed it...
Earlier in February we published our exclusive interview with Faye Carr-Wilson about her award winning short documentary Venus. You can still catch it here:
And we released the first ATL podcast which you can listen to here:
And if you still need more content to keep you occupied through the cold weather and lockdown, our very own Kevin Power reviewed "Relic" by Natalie Erika James for you to read here:
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