Direct and Produce Reality and Documentary Television

FILM TV X 478.432

This deep-dive into the various stages of development, production, and distribution for unscripted television will help you develop an idea into a project that is ready to pitch. 

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What you can learn.

  • How to succeed as a strong producer and director
  • How to navigate the cluttered landscape of non-fiction broadcast and cable television
  • The life of a director/producer in the field
  • Techniques for developing your idea, pitching, getting the job, prepping the shoot, directing/producing on location and interviewing
  • Post-production tips

About this course:

Discover what it takes to be an effective producer and director in the flourishing genre of unscripted television and gain insights in the process of creating a valid series concept that can sell. Through lectures, discussion with industry guests, and analysis of landmark shows, this course navigates the cluttered landscape of non-fiction broadcast and cable television, and focuses on how to succeed as a strong producer and director. You develop an idea from scratch and learn how to complete a total package that is ready to be pitched to a TV network and/or a streaming service. Topics include developing your idea, pitching, getting the job, prepping the shoot, directing/producing on location, interview techniques, what to do once it's in the can, tech talk, post-production tips, the life of a director/producer in the field, and looking ahead to the future of the genre.

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