Two days ago I was at lunch, sat next to a documentary maker from New York City. He was most definitely “old school” and was in Europe on the festival circuit with his latest work. He complained that the events he was touring were full of “dreadful” films made by students and other amateurs who had never learned the basic rules of filmmaking. He concluded that we are witnessing the death of the “proper” documentary as “everybody thinks they can make a film”.
He was clearly not at the Learning on Screen Awards last week.Read More