Documentaries in the Modern World: Creating Compelling Content

What makes a good documentary tick? This talk will look at narrative, technical and formal practices that influence documentary making, with a focus on what works best, and why. With reference to the films screened as part of Objectifs' documentary programme, Stories That Matter, academic and film producer Nikki Draper will speak about the qualities that define a compelling documentary in our media saturated world.

About Nikki Drapper

Nikki Draper is a Senior Lecturer in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at NTU where she teaches production and production-related courses. She also produces both documentary and fiction films which have screened at international film festivals, television and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Nikki has lived in Singapore for 18 years and taught at WKWSCI for the past 17 years.


This public lecture and workshop are part of Stories that Matter, Objectifs' annual programme looking at narratives highlighting critical issues in our world through photography and film. Find out more about the programme here.


Image credit: Cameraperson by Kirsten Johnson

Sat Mar 25, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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