Michael Wenzer | Masterclass | 2012
Michel Wenzer is a Swedish sound designer and filmmaker. His latest work At Night I Fly (2011) won the Swedish Film Award (Guldbagge Award) for Best Documentary, and the Tempo Documentary Award for Best Swedish Doc 2012.
Telling us about this powerful and unconventional documentary, Michel Wenzer’s masterclass discusses the challenges when filming in a maximum security prison and the importance of soundscape and sound design in filmmaking; the importance of strong protagonists, the importance of making a character out of a subject, and how he gained access into the prison.
Read Tom Allan’s blog post on the Wenzer masterclass on the SDI blog here.
This class is made up of 8 parts ALL viewable at the top of this page in the embedded playlist, or in the podcast below:
Part 1: Ethics in Filming
Part 2: Access to the Prison
Part 3: Representing the Prison
Part 4: Creating a Narrative
Part 5: Editing Process (part 1)
Part 6: Commission Work
Part 7: Editing Process (part 2)
Part 8: Working with Commissioners
Watch clip from At Night I Fly below:
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