Documentary films are more prevalent than ever—showing up in theaters, TV, the web—covering every subject imaginable, be it tragic, comic, newsworthy, or outrageous. It’s a versatile form; they can run the length of a mini-series or be as brief as a short film, and they can be made for millions or a few hundred bucks.
A great documentary film takes more than equipment and sweat equity. It must be a carefully crafted piece of nonfiction storytelling. Here you will learn how to conceive ideas, structure stories, conduct research and interviews, write narration, adapt your plans to the footage you get, and market your work.
Grab a camera, mic, subject…and start capturing a fascinating true story.
NYC info, tuition: $125
Registration fee $25, paid once per term
One-on-One tuition: $250 Request consultation
The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.
Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.
Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.
Documentary Film Intensive topics include: focusing your idea, playing producer, interviewing, creating a script, selling/producing your work.