The Tentacle
The 28th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival
SATURDAY, JULY 27 THROUGH
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019
 

2018 Filmmaker In Residence

 

[2017 Woods Hole Film Festival Photographer / E. Gene Chambers|

John Edginton

Master Class – The Challenges, Joys and Pitfalls of Making Films About Musicians

John will give a frank behind-the-scenes examination of the process at play behind making music documentaries. He will discuss how commercial and other interests can sometimes work to undermine the filmmaker’s vision and the strategies he adopts to try and overcome these problems. Topics will include: the importance of uncovering the emotional journey of the artist and showing how it connects to the musical journey; how to compress an artist’s long career into a 90-minutes film without sacrificing depth and complexity; the art of creating a coherent narrative from multiple sources, such as archival film, still photographs, interviews and music. He will draw on his experiences making films about Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett (with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason); Robyn Hitchcock (with Nick Lowe, Gillian Welch, Peter Buck of REM); Genesis (with Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Steve Hackett); Joe Cocker (with Rita Coolidge, Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Billy Joel).

Monday, July 30th, 11 a.m. Woods Hole Community Hall

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About John Edginton

British Filmmaker John Edginton is an award-winning producer, writer and director of documentary films. Key films include: JOE COCKER: MAD DOG WITH SOUL (2017); GENESIS: SUM OF THE PARTS aka TOGETHER AND APART (2015) ; PINK FLOYD: THE STORY OF ‘WISH YOU WERE HERE (2012); ROBYN HITCHCOCK: SEX, FLOOD, DEATH…AND INSECTS; THE PINK FLOYD AND SYD BARRETT STORY; REVELATIONS: DIVORCE JEWISH STYLE; MUMIA ABU JAMAL: A CASE FOR REASONABLE DOUBT and many more. He has also helped to guide projects as diverse as BELLEVUE-INSIDE OUT; MONTY PYTHON ALMOST THE TRUTH; FREDDIE MERCURY: THE GREAT PRETENDER

Filmmaker Jon Edginton with musician Billy Joel filming the documentary JOE COCKER: MAD DOG WITH SOUL