• Produce a historical short documentary
• Understand basic theoretical considerations on public history issues
• Practice expository mode techniques
• Learn various ways to research and use archive materials creatively
• Practice conducting and filming interviews
• Practice reenactments as a form of storytelling
• Learn to co-operate with scientific advisors in specific fields
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the workshop is to provide a practical introduction to different approaches in the representation of History in documentary film, as mixed groups of students from the School of Film & History department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki co-operate in creating a series of short historical documentaries. At the beginning there is an introduction to historiography and to basic theoretical considerations on issues of public history and the representation of History on screen. The scripts of the films under construction are then developed through successive drafts. During this time, methodologies for sources and archive material research are presented. At the same time, case studies are examined regarding their narrative approach and the creative use of expository mode devices, eg. interviews, dramatizations, archive material etc. The exploration of theoretical considerations and artistic approaches stems from and are directly related to the construction of each film.
History, Cinema, Documentary, Audiovisual Archives
Additional bibliography for study
Thanouli, E. HISTORY AND FILM, A TALE OF TWO DISCIPLINES, Bloomsbury academic, 2019
Bernard, C. S. ARCHIVAL STORYTELLING. Focal press, Οxford, 2009
Rosenstone, R. HISTORY ON FILM/FILM ON HISTORY, Longman, 2006.
Λαμπρινός, Φ. ΙΣΧΥΣ ΜΟΥ Η ΑΓΑΠΗ ΤΟΥ ΦΑΚΟΥ, Καστανιώτης, 2004