The metal spinner

The metal spinner

  • Directed by Alicia Harrison
  • 2007
  • Documentary filmmaking workshop
  • Arts, Work
  • Shooting place : Paris
  • Duration : 20 min
  • Audio : French
  • Subtitles : English


This documentary follows the daily work of a metal spinner – a metalworker and craftsman – in his 19th century Parisian workshop. With very few words and no voice-over, the film immerses us in a craft from another era, by following its sole surviving practitioner.

  • Direction : Alicia Harrison
  • Image : Alicia Harrison
  • Sound : tous les participants
  • Edition : Claudio Martinez

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Festival International de l’Image des Métiers

  • Place : Pézenas (France)
  • Date : 2008
  • Rewards : Grand Prix

Vilnius Film Shorts

  • Place : Lituanie
  • Date : 2008

About : Documentary filmmaking workshop

The workshop is conducted in French, so a certain level of proficiency in the language is required to fully benefit from the training.

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This workshop is designed for those who wish to begin, advance their skills in filmmaking, or embark on a career change. It delves into the intellectual, moral, and aesthetic dimensions of filmmaking through every stage of documentary production, from conception to editing.

Each participant creates a short documentary film following a period of technical initiation, analysis of reference works, scouting, and scriptwriting. Each participant chooses the specific subject of their short film.

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