Human Touch Filmmaking: Building Trust Between Filmmaker and Subject
This is an intensive “hearts-on” and “ brains-on” discussion workshop that grapples with challenging issues facing documentary production above and beyond the use of equipment. A great documentary is the result of a carefully conceived and creatively managed relationship between maker and subject. It requires the authentic construction of trust and rapport. The transaction is professional but also personal, involving flexibility, openness, and a conscious awareness of human emotions. Achieving access to (and cooperation of) subjects is best when done with kindness and ethical sensitivity.