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
Hybrid (In-Person)
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.

Summer 2022 Schedule

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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Enrollment Closed
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386972
Fee:
$699.00
Hybrid (In-Person)format icon
Location: UCLA Extension DTLA , Remote Classroom
Notes
No meeting July 4. Internet access required. Materials required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 05, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Jun 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Lecture
Wed Jun 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Lecture
Wed Jul 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Lecture
Wed Jul 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Lecture
Wed Jul 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Lecture
Wed Jul 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Lecture
Wed Aug 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Lecture
Wed Aug 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Lecture
Wed Aug 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Remote Learning
Lecture
Wed Aug 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104
Lecture
Wed Aug 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension DTLA
UCLA Extension DTLA 104

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