” 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.”
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/sessionshave included:
Social media channels
Documentary Media (film, photography, audio & new media)
Can documentary films really influence change?
UK Criminal Justice System
World War One school ‘newsrooms’
The list below highlights some of the organisations where sessions have taken place:
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 development of 2 hour LAB (Learn | Access | Build) Sessions.
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.
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 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
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.comdisplayed on the Beacons today and Remembrance Sunday.