Nicholas Philibert | Masterclass | 2008
Nicolas Philibert is a French documentary filmmaker.
In this masterclass Philibert shares with us the practical and technical processes he goes through when directing documentary film, and gives valuable advice from his experience making Trilogy for one man (Trilogie pour un Homme Seul 1987), In the Land of the Deaf (Le Pays des Sourds 1992), and Every Little Thing (La Moindre des Choses 1996).
Philibert discusses how the method of filmmaking can be used as a tool to overcome personal fears and ignorance, and that the film itself is much bigger than it’s subject. Providing a unique and experimental approach to documentary, Philibert tells us of the distinct differentiation between cinematic documentaries and factual journalism.
Philibert has also directed: Louvre City (La Ville Louvre 1990), Animals (Un Animal, des animaux, 1995), Who Knows? (Qui Sait? 1998), award winning To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir 2002), and more recently, Jury Prize winner Nénette (2010) on a 40-year-old female orang-utan.
This class is made up of 7 parts ALL viewable at the top of this page in the embedded playlist:
Part 1: Discusses his early work
Part 2: Discusses his process of work
Part 3: In the Land of the Deaf & Every Little Thing (part 1)
Part 4: In the Land of the Deaf & Every Little Thing (part 2)
Part 5: In the Land of the Deaf & Every Little Thing (part 3)
Part 6: Advice for Young Filmmakers
Part 7: The Success of Être Avoir & Final Advice