The first rule of DOCMA Club is:
DOCMA is a five-minute collaborative documentary film
The second rule of DOCMA Club:
Its made by five filmmakers on one theme
Third rule of DOCMA:
Each film is made in a different documentary style
Films should be made in isolation from the other filmakers
DOCMA is then shown as a complete film.
Early Wednesday morning I made my way to Woodend Barn in Banchory to take part in a documentary making workshop.
The workshop was led by the filmmaker Anne Milne. Anne introduced the class to the rules of DOCMA and explained how the DOCMA Collective grew out of a collaboration with DocKlub, a monthly support group for documentary filmmakers based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In preparation for the workshop we each brought a single word theme, that may or may not be chosen. A lottery then ensued to decide our groups, theme and documentary styles.
Just over two hours later we parted company with a deadline of four days to film, edit and upload our one minute films.
The completed films will be uploaded at a future date to the DOCMA website.