Producing Documentaries

FILM TV X 478.733
Explore the stylistic and narrative, as well as technical and business approaches to successful documentary filmmaking from inception to distribution, and create your own project proposal based on the strategies learned.
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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Develop an understanding of effective documentary storytelling for several genres
  • Understand the development of both television and feature documentaries
  • Draft a synopsis for a one-hour television documentary
  • Learn how to properly pitch and elaborate on your personal project

About this course:

Learn about the opportunities available to the independent documentary producer in this overview of the entire documentary production process, from idea through distribution. Emphasis is placed on today's market--for both television and theatrical one-to-two-hour programs--through screening and discussing examples of documentary genres. Lectures emphasize story, structure, and style and address related budget, financial, and technical aspects of television documentaries. Each participant conceives and drafts a written synopsis for a one-hour television documentary with the option to independently produce a presentation video. Specialists with expertise in archival footage, interview techniques, location shooting, editing, and other areas are invited as guest lecturers, subject to availability.

Summer 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens 29 Apr 2019 12:00:00 AM)
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Monday, Saturday
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Fee:
$699.00
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Notes
Internet access required. Materials required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 7, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Introduction to Documentary by Bill Nichols
Schedule
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Mon Jun 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Jul 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Jul 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Jul 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Jul 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Sat Jul 27, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
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Mon Jul 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Aug 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Aug 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Aug 19, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mon Aug 26, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
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