Archival Research for Documentaries
Access a fantastic resource about the ins & outs of archival research, clearance & storytelling - and get ready to work with archival content in your next documentaries! Included : 3 live sessions.
Launch: June 14th, 2022.
The number of attendees is limited to 15.
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LIVE SESSION #1
June 14th (12 PM EDT)
LIVE SESSION #2
June 23th (12 PM EDT)
LIVE SESSION #3
June 28th (12 PM EDT)
The Archive Valley Masterclass
Archival storytelling is on the rise, but many documentary professionals feel daunted about how to start & where to start an archival research process.
So at Archive Valley, we took action by designing an online course about the ins & outs of archival research. This is quite unique in the film & tv industry, and we're proud because it's now our 8th edition!
Engaging and practical, the Archive Valley Masterclass is a mix of live sessions and online lessons, including some 12 hours of in-depth conversations with renowned archive producers - and a collaborative archival directory! The attendees will also enjoy an exclusive expert session with a special guest recently credited on a high-rated documentary or docuseries.
Our objective is to empower you with the archival knowledge and best practices needed to work with archives, especially archival footage, and help you better deal with the many aspects of archival research, from pre-production through to master deliveries.
Not only will you learn how to start a research process on the right track so as to avoid frustrating challenges on the path, but you will also come away with a solid methodology for your next projects.
Amongst our 100 past attendees, we've been happy to welcome directors, producers, production coordinators, post-production supervisors, editors, as well as aspiring archive researchers.
The Archive Valley Masterclass suits all kinds of nonfiction projects and is particularly relevant for freelancers and team members willing to level their skills up, and get ready for upcoming docs and docu-series.
A Step-by-Step Guide on
How to Find, License, & Use Archival Footage
Included : Live Session with a Special Guest
Enjoy a 360° Understanding
of the Archival Research Process
Incl. : A Collaborative Archival Directory
(300+ archive sources worldwide)
Looking for Archival Content
& Exclusive Access to Conversations with Experts
(approx. 5 hours)
Rights & Costs
& Conversations with Experts (approx. 5 hours)
Using Archives to Tell Stories Today
& Exclusive Access to
Conversations with Experts (approx. 5 hours)
Meet your Masterclass Instructor
Camille Chavanne has been Archive Valley's Head of Research since 2017.
She manages the community of archive professionals and supervises footage research for the many
different doc projects that pass through the platform.
Before joining the Archive Valley team, she worked as an archive researcher for several production companies.
Camille holds two Master's Degrees in History and in Audiovisual Heritage Management from INA, Paris.
Jhava Chikli, co-founder of Archive Valley,
who moderates the expert panels and roundtable sessions.
Jhava Chikli, co-founder of Archive Valley, who moderates the expert panels and roundtable sessions.
Some kind words from our past attendees:
"Practical, insightful and well-managed"
"It was invaluable, thank you so much!"
Access Exclusive Conversations
with Top Archive Producers
Looking for Archival Content
Understanding Rights & Costs
ARCHIVAL STORYTELLING Using Archives to Tell Stories Today
Already 100 Film & TV Professionals from 15+ countries have completed the Archive Valley Masterclass.
It's time to get prepared for
the archival stories you can't wait to tell.
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Save the dates
Launch and Intro Live Session : April 19, 12 PM EDT (1 hour)
Expert Panel with Special Guests : April 28, 12 PM EDT (90 min)
Concluding Session : May 4, 12 PM EDT (45 min-1h)