Led by Oscar-winning director Ruby Yang, the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative at JMSC of the University of Hong Kong, is now offering 74 master classes to the public for free.
Film auteur Werner Herzog, avant-garde artist Tsai Ming-Liang, the directors of Honeyland— Ljubomir Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska, renowned editor Mary Stephen and cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, are some of the eminent faculty members who will be conducting these classes.
All the videos of these classes in English (with Chinese subtitles) are now available on YouTube as self-learning resources.
Given the outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus in Hong Kong, teaching and learning have to be conducted online. This is a golden opportunity to stay at home and learn filmmaking skills, including cinematography, editing, color correction, directing and distribution from 38 documentary experts.
These documentaries share exciting lives with you—wisdom or loneliness, both are good companions to work or study from home.