Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

FILM TV X 478.481

In this course, you focus on the creative aspects of writing, directing, and shooting documentaries in this ever-growing, multi-platform entertainment marketplace through lectures, discussions, and practical exercises.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you will learn.

  • Delve into topics such as conducting research, what to include, interviewing techniques, narrative choices, and more
  • Learn practical skills such as outlining a shooting script, prepping and planning your first shot, and creating a shot list
  • Understand the art of directing, capturing B-roll, writing an edit script, and pitching
  • Shoot three short documentaries that are screened in class

About this course:

Today, with hundreds of cable and web channels, and more on the way, there is a real need for documentary programs and dedicated filmmakers to produce them. In this course you focus on the creative aspects of writing, directing , and shooting documentaries. Lectures, discussion, and practical exercises guide you through the steps of making a documentary, including the right research, what to include, interviewing techniques, narrative techniques, outlining a shooting script, prepping and planning your first shoot, laying out a shooting schedule and shot list, directing, B-roll, writing an edit script, editing, and pitching. Throughout the quarter, you have the opportunity to shoot three short documentaries which are screened in class and edited outside of class.
Prerequisites
Students must have access to a camera and editing equipment. Proficiency with an editing software program is strongly recommended. Students are responsible for making their work available on media for in-class viewing, analysis, and evaluation.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Farzad Sangari
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Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 12, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Mar 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 1, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 8, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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