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
Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
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 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.

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
377785
Fee:
$699.00
33 days left. Enroll by Jan 6, 2021
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Notes
Internet access required. Materials required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 19, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Wed Jan 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jan 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jan 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Jan 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Feb 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Wed Mar 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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