Documentary Campus' Open Training Sessions (OTS) are weekend-long conferences packed with case studies, presentations and panel discussions on documentary topics that matter. Get access to in-depth information by international experts, explore issues and uncover trends via our sessions' transcripts which are bundled into handy annual yearbooks.

Want to know more about the content of each yearbook? Click the respective OTS titles to see the detailed programmes with information on the sessions' topics and experts. Note: If an expert denied approval for publication, transcripts were subject to editing. Contributions not included in the yearbook are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Documentary Campus 2nd Open Training Session 2009 € 10.00 [add]

2nd OTS 2009
104 pages

The second Documentary Campus Open Training Session in Manchester focused on the current economic crisis. Despite some serious cut downs in the production landscape, new forms of innovative production emerge. The whole weekend was dedicated to analyse how the documentary scene deals with the current situation and which innovative perspectives turn up. One of the hot topics was 360 and crossover: Alex Connock, Ten Alps Plc, UK, and Frank Boyd, Unexpected Media, UK, shared their knowledge on two panels. Amy Greenlaw and Len Sitomer explained how to use the services of their company PortalVideo, USA, to edit your projects completely online. Hear from JP Hersey, Red Vision, UK about embedding 3D in your projects in an efficient and affordable way. Campus also talked to the makers of ARTE's first web-project Twenty Show and what projects might follow in the future. After this session you will be encouraged to try new and innovative ways of producing!

Discovery Campus 1st Open Training Session 2009 € 10.00 [add]

1st OTS 2009
129 pages

This first Discovery Campus Open Training session in Munich was dedicated to series - whether classical series or web series. A fantastic line-up of experts shared their exeriences and offered an insight into what the broadcasters are looking for in the next years. Discovery Campus invited producers like Richard Bradley, from Lion Television, UK or Thomas Kufus, zero one film, Germany. Lynne Polak talked about how the EBU is supporting projects. Big players like Hans Robert Eisenhauer from ZDF/ARTE, Germany, or Lisa Weinbrenn, Discovery Networks Europe, UK, shared their knowledge. Read what they were talking about and become a series expert.

Discovery Campus Yearbook 2008 € 5.00 [add]

Yearbook 2008
258 pages

The latest Discovery Campus yearbook edition contains transcripts of the Open Training Sessions That's Docutainment! and the controversial The Fight Is On: Saving Public Service Docs

2.49 MB, zipped PDF-file.

Discovery Campus Yearbook 2007 € 5.00 [add]

Yearbook 2007
421 pages

The yearbook edition 2007 contains transcripts of the Discovery Campus Open Training Sessions "Journalism and Documentaries", "Facing the Factual Future", "GO EAST on the Crossroad of International Coproductions" and "The Art of Pitching".

3.56 MB, zipped PDF-file

Discovery Campus Yearbook 2006 € 5.00 [add]

Yearbook 2006
425 pages

The yearbook edition 2006 contains transcripts of the following Documentary Campus Open Training Sessions: "Napoleon's Space Race into Nano-Mysteries. How Specialist Factual Revolutionises Television","I Can See Clearly Now. High Definition, Defining your Vision", Getting It Out There. A Reality Check on Distribution", "The Art of Pitching".

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For everyone who would like to recapture the lectures and discussions of the public symposia covering the earlier Discovery Campus years, there are two double yearbook editions available on CD-ROM:

  • Discovery Campus Yearbook 2002 & 2003
  • Discovery Campus Yearbook 2004 & 2005

The CD-ROM features a highly interesting and diverse selection of presentations, lectures and case studies and can be purchased for the small amount of 10,- EUR (+ postage) only. To place an order, please contact us.