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No documentary without research, that speaks for itself. Yet the profession of documentary researcher in Belgium is much less common than in neighboring countries, should this be changed? Through research many filmmakers will eventually end up in (audiovisual) archives. How do you start such a project? What resources are available, how to deal with rights and ethical aspects? This study day attempts to answer some of these pressing questions. Parallel with (the end of) this study day two practical and technical workshops will be organized around manipulation of still and moving images.

9.30 - 10.00 Welcome & reception

PART 1 - RESEARCH 10.00 - 12.00 Researching the Doc - HANS DORTMANS Presentation & video excerpts In many countries in the world a ‘documentary researcher’ is commonground. However, in Belgium, almost all documentaries produced (at least the ‘standalone’, feature-length ones) are researched by the director (and/producer) themself. In The Netherlands, a documentary researcher is however a ‘normal’ fulltime profession. Hans Dortmans, documentary researcher, explains his line of work, what he does and some of his projects. 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch @ STUK Café

PART 2 - CASE STUDIES 12:45 - 13:30 Case Studie 1 Inge Dumon works as image researcher at VRT and worked on Publiek Geheim and Laatste Getuigen. Using concrete cases, she explains the ins and outs of image research in Belgium. Speaker: Inge Dumon (tbc) 13:30 - 14.15 Case Study 2 Featured at Docville, the documentary FreakOut! is a special case. How do you make a documentary when almost no moving images exist on the subject you want to tell. Still, the documentary manages to be visually interesting and author driven. Speakers: Carl Javér & Fredrik Lange (director and producer ‘FreakOut!’, Sweden)

PART 3 - ARCHIVES TALKING 14.15 - 14.45 ARCHIVES TALKING: VIAA Presents itself Still in development, VIAA will most likely be considered thé place for documentary researchers in Flanders. Combining archives from public and commercial tv channels, it has everything a documentary filmmakers is looking for. However, it’s not (yet?) part of the mission of the VIAA to help documentary filmmakers, what can/can’t they do? Speaker: Karen Van der Plaetse


14.45 - 15.45 FOCAL International (Federation of Commercial Audio Visual Libraries) Focal International is an organization representing over 100 commercial archives worldwide. What to find at the member archives, how to find material, what to except, what is the average price, ... Speaker: Adrian Wood 15.45 - 16.15 Coffee Break @ STUK Café

PART 4A- LEGAL & ETHICS 16.15 - 16.45 LEGAL ISSUES AND THE USE OF ARCHIVES As director, you’ve found the material you would like to use, but are all rights legal? What do you have to arrange, and where? How about the creative commons? Speaker: Inge Vanderveken 16.45 - 18.00 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, LAW & PRACTICE Discussion with the participants of the above blocks on ethical issues and legal obstacles, and how it is handled in practice.

PART 4B - WORKSHOPS 16.15 – 18.00 WORKSHOP I – Creative archive A two-hour workshop in which we succinctly explain some techniques to bring perspective into two-dimensional images and to turn a picture into a video fragment. By: Matthias Therry 16.15 – 18.00 WORKSHOP II - Cutout animation and moving images Mixing new moving or still images with archive material. The innovative documentary FreakOut! is full of this technique. The director of the film explains some of the used techniques and share do’s and don’ts. By: Carl Javér (Sweden)

MORE INFO € 15 (including lunch) • Technical workshops: € 8 Register by mail: