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 ofContinue reading “Gallery: Doc Media Centre 6 Week Pop-Up”

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 ofContinue reading “Dr Pat Kotchapakdee Discusses Documentary”

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

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: CommunityContinue reading “L.A.B. Sessions – Learn | Access | Build”

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. As I find links and articles they are posted on the site www.conflictreportage.wordpress.com It’s a work in progress so feelContinue reading “Project: Conflict Reportage”

Review: Documentary Media Month 2016

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. The 2016 programme focused on education and the developmentContinue reading “Review: Documentary Media Month 2016”

Programme: Day 12 Doc Media Month

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. 8.30-9am BBC Radio Leicester 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 marketingContinue reading “Programme: Day 12 Doc Media Month”

Reportage Club

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 atContinue reading “Reportage Club”

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.

Reportage Club

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 VolunteersContinue reading “Reportage Club”