Documentary Films

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.

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A great head start in a very competitive race
Anita Diggs
book editor

Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

Documentary Films

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Place & Price

  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

Documentary Film Intensive topics include: focusing your idea, playing producer, interviewing, creating a script, selling/producing your work.

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

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Teacher
Upcoming dates to be announced.

Documentary Films

One-day Intensive

Place & Price

  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $375  Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

Documentary Film Intensive topics include: focusing your idea, playing producer, interviewing, creating a script, selling/producing your work.

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Meets
Teacher
Upcoming dates to be announced.