Make them, watch them, bend them: some documentary notes

Care about docs? This is why you should.

I keep trying to share my theoretical vision that documentary can be a form of poetry, small but potent, part of life but not a profession, It is not just a cool trick to get around the sentries, it is also a beautiful way of living.

Here is Beau Miles. Since he is a talented presenter he has made the spotlight a few times so you may have seen him. He has that documentary thing down pat, though he could edit a bit more tightly. Let’s just say he has a leisurely sense of rhythm, backed by a good crew and some lovely drone work. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.