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Documentary Media Centre

Gallery: Doc Media Centre 6 Week Pop-Up

Documentary Media Centre operates on the ‘community of practice’ model:

  • it identifies globally active documentarians operating across Latin America, West & East Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia.
  • it offers researchers access to this documentary media content – documentary film, photography, audio and new media.
  • it organizes pop-up ‘showcase’ events throughout the year..

Documentary Media is the intersection of stories focused on real people, real places and real events through:

  • documentary film
  • documentary photography
  • documentary audio
  • documentary new media
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Audio

Dr Pat Kotchapakdee Discusses Documentary

Reproduced from the website of Dr Rob Watson:

” Today, John Coster and I were very fourtunate to spend the day with Dr Pat Kotchapakdee from Khon Kaen University in Thailand. John and Pat were able to sit down and discuss how Pat approaches his documentary work, and what he thinks is the use of telling stories through photography, film and social media platforms.”

Listen here

 

 

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Training

L.A.B. Sessions – Learn | Access | Build

The 80 minute L.A.B. [Learn|Access|Build] session discussing the media and the biggest story that day
The 80 minute L.A.B. Sessions [Learn|Access|Build] can provide a one-off interactive opportunity to focus students around a social issue or act as the starting point for a project-based learning opportunity, in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.

L.A.B. Sessions – Learn | Access | Build

The theme of workshops/talks/sessions have included:

  • Community Media
  • Social media channels
  • esafety
  • Documentary Media (film, photography, audio & new media)
  • Can documentary films really influence change?
  • Digital storytelling
  • Citizens Journalism
  • War Crimes
  • Environmental Crimes
  • UK Criminal Justice System
  • World War One school ‘newsrooms’

The list below highlights some of the organisations where sessions have taken place:

  • De Montfort University (DMU)
  • University of Leicester
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Derby
  • University of West Scotland (UWS)
  • Birmingham City University (BCU)
  • Leicester College
  • Regent College
  • Groby Community College
  • Secondary schools
  • Primary schools
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University students
Summer Media Club
College students

 

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Conflict Reportage

Project: Conflict Reportage

Conflict Reportage is a project that explores the various documentary media forms for reporting conflicts from 1914 to present day.

I’m interested in the evolving role of ‘Conflict’ or ‘War Reporter’ and their ‘first draft’ of history.

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As I find links and articles they are posted on the site www.conflictreportage.wordpress.com

It’s a work in progress so feel free to email your suggestions to me: docmediacentre@gmail.com

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Documentary Media Centre

Review: Documentary Media Month 2016

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This was the 3rd Documentary Media Month programme hosted at the Wot Space shop, Highcross. Throughout the posts below are photographs taken of the exhibits and activities that took place. Also a chance to view the Facebook ‘Live’ film that features a walk around the Documentary Media Centre.

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The 2016 programme focused on education and the development of 2 hour LAB (Learn | Access | Build) Sessions. 

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Students, Teachers and Lecturers visited from: University of Leicester, De Montfort University (DMU), Regent College, Leicester College, New College, North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, Birmingham City University (BCU) and several local Primary & Secondary schools.

Below are links to each day:

Tuesday 1st

Wednesday 2nd

Thursday 3rd

Friday 4th

Saturday 5th

Sunday 6th

Monday 7th

Tuesday 8th

Wednesday 9th

Thursday 10th

Friday 11th

Saturday 12th

Sunday 13th

Monday 14th

Tuesday 15th

Wednesday 16th

Thursday 17th

Friday 18th

Saturday 19th

Sunday 20th

Monday 21st

Tuesday 22nd

Wednesday 23rd

Thursday 24th

Friday 25th

Saturday 26th

Sunday 27th

Monday 28th

Tuesday 29th

Wednesday 30th

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John Coster, Founder of Documentary Media Centre. Image copyright Nathaniel Parker.
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Events

Programme: Day 12 Doc Media Month

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Saturday 12th

I’ll be starting Day 12 at BBC Radio Leicester to review the newspapers and discuss the Documentary Media Month programme with Graham Wright.

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Trying to decide what new stories to pick – local, national and international.
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BBC Radio Leicester Presenter, Graham Wright.

8.30-9am BBC Radio Leicester

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Start-Up Saturday event at The Innovation Centre Co-working Cafe:

‘So you want to host your own event or start a festival….how do you make that marketing wish list a reality? John Coster, Founder of the Documentary Media Centre and Leicester DocFilm Festival shares his experiences to  guide you through the marketing minefield of missed opportunities, ‘to good to be true’ partners and money pits!”

This is a FREE event but you must pre-register – click here 

10-11am The Innovation Centre Co-working Cafe

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Doc Media exhibition – includes 7th Leicester Docfilm Festival documentary film showcase covering global conflict and the work of photographers operating in conflict zones – review their work, view their Instagram feeds and discuss the rise of Facebook ‘live’ streaming – view the exhibition by Jonathan Capewell of WW1Tigers.com displayed on the Beacons today and Remembrance Sunday.

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Jonathan Capewell, Founder of WW1 Tigers website stands in front of the Highcross Digital Light Sculptures that are showing unidentified Tigers Regiment soldiers for 3 days.
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WW1 Tigers website.
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WW1 Tigers project contact details.
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Century of Stories project.

Also a small display by John Dilley of Newspapers and the Great War

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The Market Harborough Advertiser.

12-4pm Doc Media Centre, Highcross

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Reportage Club

Reportage Club

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The Reportage Club is a simple concept…….John Coster invites his special guests to discuss documentary media related subjects in front of an audience.

Examples of previous Reportage Club themes and guests:

  • The Syria Crisis – in partnership with the Prevent programme. Dr Halla Diyab (Liberty Media Productions) and Dr Omar Gabbar (Hand in Hand for Syria charity).
  • Coordinating Volunteers at London 2012 – Gaynor Nash.
  • Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo – Steve Crump.
  • Radio Broadcasting at the BBC – Rupal Rajani, BBC Radio Leicester Presenter.
  • The Regional Press and the New Regulator IPSO – Keith Perch (former Editor of the Leicester Mercury).
  • Making the News – Jim Davies, Journalist, Broadcaster on BBC Radio Leicester.
  • Documentary Filmmaking – Tristan Anderson, Founder of DocHeads / BAFTA Award Winner.
  • Making Your First Feature – Rhys Davies, local filmmaker (Finding Richard).
  • Borneo Tribes – Dr Huw Barton, Bio Archaeologist, University of Leicester.
  • Being a Press Photographer – Beth Walsh, Leicester Mercury.
  • Young People and Community Activism – Brahmpreet Gulati, Voices 4 Change.
  • The Situation in Gaza – a Q&A event with an Israeli and Palestinian representative from the One Voice Movement – partnership event with the Prevent programme.
  • Disability in Film and Television – Dr Anna Claydon, University of Leicester.
  • Northern Ireland Flag Protests and Social Media – Dr Paul Reilly, University of Leicester – hosted as part of the Conflict Reportage theme of Documentary Media Month.

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Training

Documentary Presentation – Uni of Leicester

University of Leicester ‘Documentary’ Presentation

By John Coster

Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th February 2015

Q. What is a documentary?

A. Shorts, features….even CCTV!

The definition I use…real people, real places, real events

A documentary in any format – film, photography, audio or new media – can be powerful, effective and raise awareness of an issue.

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Events

Doc Media Month 2014 Promo Film

Please watch the Documentary Media Month 2014 promo by Adam Matulewicz

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Reportage Club

Reportage Club

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The Reportage Club is a simple concept.

John Coster invites his special guests to discuss documentary media related subjects in front of an audience.

Examples of previous Reportage Club themes and guests:

  • The Syria Crisis – in partnership with the Prevent programme. Dr Halla Diyab (Liberty Media Productions) and Dr Omar Gabbar (Hand in Hand for Syria charity).
  • Coordinating Volunteers at London 2012 – Gaynor Nash.
  • Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo – Steve Crump.
  • Radio Broadcasting at the BBC – Rupal Rajani, BBC Radio Leicester Presenter.
  • The Regional Press and the New Regulator IPSO – Keith Perch (former Editor of the Leicester Mercury).
  • Making the News – Jim Davies, Journalist, Broadcaster on BBC Radio Leicester.
  • Documentary Filmmaking – Tristan Anderson, Founder of DocHeads / BAFTA Award Winner.
  • Making Your First Feature – Rhys Davies, local filmmaker (Finding Richard).
  • Borneo Tribes – Dr Huw Barton, Bio Archaeologist, University of Leicester.
  • Being a Press Photographer – Beth Walsh, Leicester Mercury.
  • Young People and Community Activism – Brahmpreet Gulati, Voices 4 Change.
  • The Situation in Gaza – a Q&A event with an Israeli and Palestinian representative from the One Voice Movement – partnership event with the Prevent programme.
  • Disability in Film and Television – Dr Anna Claydon, University of Leicester.
  • Northern Ireland Flag Protests and Social Media – Dr Paul Reilly, University of Leicester – hosted as part of the Conflict Reportage theme of Documentary Media Month.