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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Winter
Summer
In-Person
Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

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.

Winter 2023 Schedule

Date & Time
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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389661
Fee:
$745.00
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Location: UCLA Extension DTLA
ENROLL BY: Jan 10, 2023
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Notes
Internet access required. Materials required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 23, 2023
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 10, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A
Lecture
Tue Jan 17, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A
Lecture
Tue Jan 24, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A
Lecture
Tue Jan 31, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A
Lecture
Tue Feb 7, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A
Lecture
Tue Feb 14, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A
Lecture
Tue Feb 21, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A
Lecture
Tue Feb 28, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A
Lecture
Tue Mar 7, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A
Lecture
Tue Mar 14, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A
Lecture
Tue Mar 21, 2023
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 107A

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