11-17 NOV. 2019
Film School Seminars

Cinematography in Documentary Filmmaking

The Colour of Reality: Cinematography in Documentary Filmmaking

Master's Degree in Theory and Practice of Creative Documentary Making (UAB)

Carlos Muñoz, cinematographer (Las letras de Jordi), filmmaker and teacher
Lara Vilanova, cinematographer (Trinta lumes), colourist and teacher

Moderated by Josep Maria Català, Professor of Audiovisual Communication at the UAB

Documentaries have very close ties to reality, but does this intimate relationship make them immune to the filters introduced by all filmmaking equipment? The recent trend to colourise old black-and-white documentaries raises the question of just how much technology shapes reality. Do documentaries capture reality as it is or do they merely create one vision of it? Do documentary makers effectively see reality through a cinematographer’s lens? If so, what techniques and insights can they draw upon?


  • Thursday 14 November,
    11 am to 1 pm
  • Auditorium, CCCB
  • Free admission
  • Places are limited
  • Only groups may sign up in advance
  • Further information: Patricia Sánchez (escuelas.alternativa@gmail)
In collaboration with
Doc Creativo UAB 2019