Documentary and Archive Filmmaking Guide

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Students filming

Ages

7–16

Duration

Medium (5-11 activities)

Nation

England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

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This resource is for teachers and Into Film club leaders to make creative and engaging documentaries with children and young people, and make the most of opportunities to access regional and national archive material to support storytelling through film. The resource contains ideas for warm-up activities, documentary techniques, planning shots and story, using archive footage and everything you need for compliance and to work in a safe way.

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Documentary and Archive Filmmaking Guide

A guide to support students to make documentary films.

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