Archival Research Masterclass

MASTERCLASS #3

Archival Research for Documentaries

Join a 3-week online course to learn the best practices in archival research, clearance and storytelling – and get ready for your next doc production.
Next session:
Starts June 8, 2021.

3

WEEKS TO GROW YOUR ARCHIVAL SKILLS

5

HOURS OF ONLINE LESSONS
(6-month ACCESS)

3

LIVE SESSIONS INCL.
A 2-HOUR ROUND-TABLE

6

VIDEO CONVERSATIONS with
TOP ARCHIVE EXPERTS

Level

FUNDAMENTALS FOR BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE

OVERVIEW

The Archive Valley Masterclass

At Archive Valley, we see a lot of Film and TV Professionals struggling with archival work,
while there is a growing appetite for working with archives.
So we came up with this concrete solution.

Engaging and practical, the Archive Valley Masterclass is specially tailored to help you navigate the fascinating world of archival research and deal with its many aspects, from the research phase to the licensing process and master deliveries.
By the end of this 3-week course, not only you will know about the entire process including concrete tips and best practices gathered from archive experts worldwide, but you will also come away with the confidence to handle the archival work of your current and upcoming productions.

Next session: Start June 8, 2021

Live sessions will take place June 8, June 17, June 29.

WHAT

Learning Objectives

During this 3-week course, you will learn how to:


HOW

A 100% Online Course
2 Hours of Class per Week

MORE THAN 40 VIDEO MODULES THAT YOU CAN FOLLOW AT YOUR OWN PACE

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES AND A COLLABORATIVE ARCHIVE DIRECTORY

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS (REPLAY) WITH TOP ARCHIVE PRODUCERS TO GO FURTHER

A 2-HOUR ROUND-TABLE TO INTERACT WITH OUR SPECIAL GUESTS

"The comprehensive overview and expert insights you receive on the masterclass could be a lifeline to many."

Madeline Bates

Madeline Bates, Consultant and former FOCAL International Director of Outreach

WHO

Dedicated to Film & TV Professionals

This course is open to producers, associate producers, and filmmakers
willing to acquire the ins and outs of archival research.
It's a prerequisite for any film, tv or media professional who:

Everything you need to know
to work with archives.

The course starts in June 8, 2021.
Don’t delay to register. The number of participants is limited.

Meet your Instructor

Camille Chavanne, Creative Research Project Manager

Camille Chavanne has been Archive Valley’s Head of Research since 2016.
She manages the community of archive professionals and supervises footage research for the many different projects that pass through the platform. 
Before joining the Archive Valley team, she worked as an archive researcher for several French production companies. 
Camille holds two Master’s degrees: in History, and in Audiovisual Heritage Management from INA (National Audiovisual Institute, Paris).

Discover Our 2 New Special Guests

Enjoy our Past Live Sessions With Top Archive Producers
(Available for Replay)

Live Sessions:
June 8 (30 min. intro),
June 17 (45 min. mid-course point) &
June 29 (2-hour round-table).

6PM CET / 12 PM EDT

Learning Path

From June 8 to June 29, 2021

LOOKING FOR ARCHIVAL CONTENT

– Part 1 : How to tackle a research : guidelines and guidances.

– Part 2 : Uncovering archives for your story.

– Part 3 : Search methodology and technics.

BONUS : 2 Conversations with Top Archive Producers (Replay)

– A cross-conversation with Laura Tusi (Maradona / HBO) and Maya Avidov (Formula 1 : Drive to Survive / Netflix)

– A conversation with Rosemary Rotondi (Inside Television, CitizenFour) 

UNDERSTANDING RIGHTS AND COSTS

– Part 1 : Organizing your workflow.

– Part 2 : Rights, licensing agreements, and fair use.

– Part 3 : Anticipating the costs & budgeting wisely.

BONUS : 2 Conversations with Top Archive Producers (Replay)

– A cross-conversation with  James McDonald (Fear City : New York vs the Mafia / Netflix) and Kenn Rabin (SelmaMilk)

– A conversation with Marianna Yarovskaya (An Inconvenient Truth, Last Days in Vietnam)

TELLING STORIES WITH ARCHIVES TODAY

– Part 1 : Code of ethics and the recent debates about innovative techniques

– Part 2 : Stories from the archives.

BONUS : 2 Conversations with Top Archive Producers (Replay)

– A cross-conversation with Rich Remsberg (Bobby Kennedy For President / Netflix) and Lily Yudinsky (Hidden Face).

A conversation with James RM Hunt (American Murder: The Family Next Door / Netflix, My Generation).

Live sessions about Archival Research (replay) 
A Cross-conversation with Archive Producers Laura Tusi (Maradona / HBO) and Maya Avidov (Formula 1 : Drive to Survive / Netflix)
A conversation with Rosemary Rotondi (Inside Television, CitizenFour) 

Live sessions about Archival Clearance (replay)
A Cross-conversation with Archive Producers James McDonald (Fear City : New York vs the Mafia / Netflix) and Kenn Rabin (SelmaMilk)
A conversation with Marianna Yarovskaya (An Inconvenient Truth, Last Days in Vietnam)

Live sessions about Archival Storytelling (replay)
A Cross-conversation with Archive Producers Rich Remsberg (Bobby Kennedy For President / Netflix) and Lily Yudinsky (Hidden Face)
A Conversation with James RM Hunt (American Murder: The Family Next Door / Netflix, My Generation).

Some kind words from our past attendees

"Practical, insightful and well-managed"
"It was invaluable, thank you so much!"

"Great speakers!"

Pricing

Ready to enroll for this unique Masterclass?
Don’t delay, the number of participants is limited.
Select the price that best works for you, for 1 or 2 attendees.

PRICE FOR
1 INDIVIDUAL

$765

PRICE FOR
UP TO 2 COMPANY MEMBERS

$1205