Learn how to conceive, research, write, shoot, edit and produce documentaries.

This one-week workshop is for independent filmmakers, PBS, cable and other network producers, historians and researchers, who want to improve their skill in developing and making professional documentaries for television. The class consists of screening and critiquing a diverse variety of documentary work for style, content, point-of-view, and production values. funding, producing, directing, editing, copyright, archives, rights, research methods, budgets, story structure, interviewing, music, distribution, and how to position a project for national broadcast or foreign sales, are all discussed in the class. Students have the opportunity to research local stories, shoot interviews, and edit a short segment for presentation and critique.  Students may also bring their previously produced work for review. 

By week's end, participants come away with an understanding of how professional documentaries are produced, broadcast and distributed.

Winter/Spring lodging and meal package available for $475. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging is $125

".......I picked the workshop because it sounded right for me and what I wanted to accomplish, it was indeed right, and went far beyond my expectations. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated your skill, your depth of knowledge, your experience, your teaching style….and your wicked sense of humor............." Gillian Martlew

Course Dates

This course is not offered at this time.
Check our full workshop listing for other alternatives.

Please email us or call 1-877-577-7700 with any questions.




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