Documentary Filmmaking is an intensive 5-days program in the skills needed to become a confident self-shooter and self-editor. Taught by an industry-professional experienced documentary filmmaker, the program provides essential training in the use of professional cameras and industry-standard editing software.
Objectives and target group
Who should attend?
Trained photographers, who have the ambition to expand their skill set from producing still images to producing short documentary films
Journalist and other communication professionals working in the media, organizations or NGOs who wants to communicate effectively to their audience with the use of visual stories.
How attendees will benefit?
After attending this proragmme, participants should have:
Understand the current context of documentary filmmaking by examining the history of the documentary genre, its different forms and the current market.
Be able to proficiently operate a digital camera, record sound, light a scene and edit.
Know how to research a subject, write a proposal and create a treatment.
Be able to consider production issues such as scheduling, location management and legal requirements.
Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking
Documentary development involving: researching “the story”, producing and conceptualising, scriptwriting, defining your audience and finding your key team
Budgeting: considering crew size, camera format, sound set-up, length of shoot and postproduction
Production: from viewing and logging footage to producing a finished film ready for distribution
Key paperwork and example documents including: treatments, release forms, schedules and permissions
Post-production: case studies are used to explain different production strategies
Exhibition, distribution and broadcast strategies
Camera and lighting
Scriptwriting for documentary
Note / Price varies according to the selected city