16.30 - 18.00 Josh Baker - How to make a scene
Josh Baker is a prizewinning British multimedia all-rounder who will face danger to get a good scene. In the second season of his much-lauded podcast series I'm not a monster (BBC), first broadcast in early 2023, Baker examines what really happened to Shamima Begum, the 15-year-old girl who left for Syria in 2015 to join ISIS. This addictive, in-depth podcast series has now also been made into a film documentary. Baker also writes articles for The Times and The Guardian and creates film documentaries, several of which have been nominated for Emmy awards. He is currently writing a script for a Hollywood feature film. In his Masterclass Baker will talk specifically about making his podcast series. What is the role of writing and a 'filmic' eye? How do you record a good scene? How do persuade people who are initially unwilling to cooperate - from sex workers to members of a terrorist organisation - to allow themselves to be interviewed? And last but not least: how do you then make sure your production has a huge impact?