For the love of real stories
Where Jean-Luc Godard’s “Get a camera, make a movie, show it to somebody” meets Aristoteles’s art of rhetoric
2300 years ago, Aristoteles built up THE system on the arts of discovering and communicating truth from the author’s mind to the mind of an audience. He called it rhetoric. And so do we, still.Dan Nutu
Aristoteles and the art of the documentary
Rhetoric is the art of finding, in any given subject matter, the available means of persuasion, achieved by means of logos, pathos, and ethos.
Everything about the making of a documentary could not have been said more succinctly.
To make sure we deliver the pressure cooker experiment with everyone of our students, we put together the Aristotelian blueprints of persuasive storytelling, some of the best tutors and mentors in documentaries today, a fully equipped campus and pristine nature. Then we looked for the bright young things to fill the shoes of the voices of tomorrow.
It’s been 13 years already! Here’s to all our graduates!
Here’s to their victories and lessons! Here’s to you!
Try these most frequest suspects. If you still have Qs, get in touch and we’ll get back to you with the As.
Can I apply?
How's the workshop structured?
Narrative style & strategies * Director’s perspective of development * Camera, light, sound * Visual approach, planning & production schedule
Stage 2 – Production
Treatment, research & scouting * Shoot adequate footage, taking into consideration that researching and planing are part of the editing process
Stage 3 – Editing
Shaping the documentary in the cutting room * Creative content and visual treatment * Coaching activity throughout the rough cut
Stage 4 – Finish Line
Output to tape * Final evaluation
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Does AW help me get my movie into festivals?
If I get in, what do I bring?