Tag Archives: creative

StoryLab Cuba 2018

Erik Knudsen recently returned from a successful trip to the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, where, during the last 2 weeks in November 2018, he ran a StoryLab workshop titled like his new book, Finding The Personal Voice In Filmmaking. For two weeks, he explored with the […]

StoryLab Cuba 2017 Workshop

Unfortunately, the StoryLab Cuba Workshop for 2017 has had to be cancelled. Erik Knudsen is hoping to run the workshop again in November 2018. The StoryLab Cuba 2016 Workshop was a special workshop. During the Workshop period, Fidel Castro died and the country was in mourning. This was an experience for all the participants and […]

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016. I hope you have a year of peace and love. We here at One Day Films have had a busy 2015 and are very much looking forward to 2016, where we have new projects and activities planned. In 2015, Erik Knudsen and we at One Day Films were engaged in quite […]

Story Lab Cuba 2014

I’ve just returned from delivering my Story Lab Cuba 2014 workshop at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba and am very pleased with how it went. I had a wonderful group of participants, all experienced in film or related fields such as journalism, with an age range from 25 years old to […]

The Raven On The Jetty – Vlog 28 & 29: Final Thoughts

Almost on the eve of the first preview screening of The Raven On The Jetty for cast and crew – and almost exactly a year after the first of the Vlogs for this project – Mark Duggan talks to Erik Knudsen about his new film. Erik reflects on the the aims of the project, the approach […]

The Raven On The Jetty Vlog 22: Editing Part 1

In the first of two Vlogs about the editing process, Erik Knudsen talks about the tools he is using for the editing of The Raven On The Jetty and how these tools allow him to work creatively with the material he has before him. In particular, he discusses Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X software […]

Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice

The book, Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice, which I co-authored with Wilma de Jong and Jerry Rothwell has finally been published by Pearson Education through their imprint, Longman. This is a very comprehensive and thought-provoking book about the practice of making documentary films and I hope that anyone interested in making documentaries, or simply interested […]

Foreign Subjects

I was recently in Arles, southern France, where I went to the photography festival they host every year. This is a large and extensive festival and highly recommended. The settings for many of the exhibitions – and there were over 28 venues – were quite stunning and helped bring the photographs alive. Watching the many […]

Imagining Facts

I was in London the other day doing research for my next film. Research for me means speaking to people, listening to their stories and digesting what they are going through and also, critically, imagining. I’m doing some preliminary work on a new film project with the working title of Flight. Flight is a feature length […]