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"In the World of Documentaries Everything is Possible" - Hot Docs Master Class with Iikka Vehkalahti

The most popular session from Hot Docs 2016: Iikka Vehkalahti's wonderful master class:

The first seven minutes of your film are the most important—they set the tone and hook the viewer. Hot Docs 2016 Doc Mogul honouree Iikka Vehkalahti will lead a Master Class on how to craft the strongest opening sequence by avoiding the "seven deadly sins" he's seen over his career as commissioning editor (YLE Documentaries), executive producer (Lakshmi and Me, The Selection) and director (Our Common Future?, Tehri - Two Journeys). Vehkalahti will use dynamic clips that illustrate common problems and offer solutions to avoidable errors.

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