Ever thought of making a poetry film? If the answer is ‘yes’, here is a good place to start.
On this page you’ll find lots of information, tips and ideas to get you started in poetry film, and also more advanced information. These are the things that I have been sharing on my workshop and training courses. (In order to make it as accessible as I can much of it will be revised in the coming months to include more video and ‘podcast’ styles.)
Section 1: Getting started
New to poetry film? Start here. This section is all about poetry film: what it is and what makes a good poetry film, offers some examples and suggests what you need to make a start.
Examples of Poetry Film This section will be live soon.
Using ‘The Desktop Metaphor’ by Caleb Parkin, James Knight explores one way to approach making a poetry film.
Section 2: Filming
Dominic Weston shares his top tip for when filming yourself reading a poem:
Section 3: Sound
This section looks at different types of sound in poetry film and how to use it, as well as how to capture it.
Kevin Brook from Soundbite Recordings shares tips on how to make better voice recordings:
Section 4: Editing
Editing is about putting it all together. Here are some things to consider.
An Approach to Final Editing PDF Download
Section 5: Writing for Poetry Film
Section 6: Other Useful Stuff
Storyboard PDF Download