1.01 Starting Out

Welcome to VICE Film School

Welcome to VICE Film School! Here's what we're doing and why we're doing it.

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Q: What’s worse than a film with a bad ending?

We’ve been making documentaries for over a decade now. In that time we’ve seen a lot of weird stuff, but whether we’re lugging our cameras toward some distant front line or talking to euphoric strangers in dark, loud rooms, we retain our faith in spontaneous, immersive journalism. There’s a lot that we’ve seen and there’s a lot that we want to share with you.

So, in 2018, we’re launching VICE Film School, created in partnership with WonderVisions: The Alec Bracegirdle Memorial Film Fund. Alec was a young filmmaker who died tragically on a shoot in August 2016 and the film fund was subsequently founded by his family, VICE employees, and friends to provide meaningful support to aspiring filmmakers worldwide.

VICE Film School is launched in the same spirit. We want to share our good ideas, bad ideas, glorious triumphs and catastrophic mistakes with people who don’t have stacks of cash for film school or a spare 15 years to kill doing it by trial and error. There’s only so much you can learn in a classroom and there are only so many times you can take a flying beer can to the face at a street protest before it starts getting boring.

So, for the first time, people at every stage of the VICE UK documentary-making process – from Executive Producers to kit interns; from fixers to hosts – will be offering their advice, totally gratis, on how to make films that people need to see.

A: A film that never starts.

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Welcome to VICE Film School

Welcome to VICE Film School! Here's what we're doing and why we're doing it.

A Note on Wondervisions

​A quick note from Adam Bracegirdle, Creative Director, VICE UK and Director, WonderVisions: The Alec Bracegirdle Memorial Film Fund.

Beneath the Credits:

Beyond Beauty

In 2016, i-D made their first documentary film. It clocked up 4.5 million views in its first week. These are some of the people who made the film.

Back & Forth:

Daisy-May & Matt

Daisy-May and Matt worked together to create Iceman, a documentary about superhuman Wim Hof. In this episode they dissect the experience from their own unique points of view.

The Graduate:

Joya Berrow

How I found my reluctant 'star' in the remote scottish wilderness.

Rising Through the Ranks:

Grant Armour

How I went from kit-room intern to full-time director.

Epiphanies:

Milene Larsson, Punk vs Sharia

What I learned from the street-punk tsunami orphans of Indonesia.

Under the Influence:

Al Brown

Al Brown explains what it's like to work as a Producer at VICE for over 10 years.