Web documentary creation | In person

Web documentary creation | In person



Web documentary creation | In person

Workshop - Documentary Cinema - Fall 2022

Tuesday November 8, 2022
6 pm - 9 pm

Main Film
2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec

Instructor | Xavier Havitov (Fragments, Madame Fisher)

Members 50$ | Non-members 75$

On-demand viewing platforms and social networks are offering more and more documentary content. From interview vignettes to web series, the formats are constantly diversifying and renewing themselves. However, how do you create content adapted to the web? How do you understand and adapt to the numerous broadcasting platforms?
This theoretical workshop will address the various forms, codes and rhythms characteristic of the web. Learnings will be supported by Xavier Havitov’s productions, such as Fragments (broadcast on Arte) and Madame Fisher (broadcast on Urbania).

You are encouraged to send a short description of your project if you wish to adapt it for the web.

Watch Fragments
Watch Madame Fisher

The workshop will be given in French but questions may be asked in English.

For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca

Health measures related to COVID-19:

  • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
  • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
  • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
  • Participants may use the washrooms.

Xavier Havitov

Xavier began his professional career in Toronto where he quickly became head producer of children’s content at TFO. While there, he wrote and directed several contents, including the successful TV series Minivers (over 12 million views online). Back in Montreal, he developed an expertise in the conception and production of short formats for web platforms. He created the series Courrier Recommandé for which he won a first Gémeaux award and directed the series Fragments (over 25 million views), Plat Préf, Entre moi et moi and the documentary Madame Fisher for which he won a second Gémeaux award. For television, Xavier directed the second season of the documentary series Louis T veut savoir, the magazine Viens Souper and the youth programs On est rendu là and Curium. Versatile, he is currently working on several documentary, magazine and youth projects.


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