Description of the event
The central element of this seminar will be the position of the director in documentary. On the one hand he’s the servant, the technician, the professional; on the other hand, the author, the responsible, storyteller, the captain, the one who signs the work. In order to take a position, a point of view he might sometimes use his voice.
“The Voice” of the Director
One of the most under-estimated parameters of the language of documentary is the voice of the director. Long time it’s been a nearly exclusively expression-form of the journalist. Often the voice was illustrated with images, a kind of “visual” radio. In order to be “the captain” of a documentary he will talk about the two main ideas: Writing and directing for documentary.
Rob Rombout (Amsterdam, 1953) has lived and worked in Brussels since 1975. Teacher at St. Lukas, Brussels film & art school. He is co-founder and executive of the Doc-Nomads international Master. He has been an independent documentary-maker for over 35 years. All his films were shown on television and festivals. He is a course-director at SKDA Hanoi, lecturer at AUT & ALBA Beirut and ESTC in Lisbon. He gives workshops in Brazil, China, Russia & France.