Making documentaries is one of the most rewarding and challenging endeavours you can be involved in, and whether you’re at the beginning of your journey looking for documentary ideas, in the middle of production seeking videography, lighting or interviewing tips, or you’re just trying to figure out how to write a script, making documentaries is a wonderful adventure. Documentary has been a staple in filmmaking for the past couple of centuries and we will explore the ins and outs of the full process, along with discussing how you can develop your own documentary, from the initial concept to the final distribution. We will look in-depth into documentary filmmaking as an art, and assess how you can research, produce and market your own documentary for the world to see.
The ten sessions break down as follows:-
SESSION 01 – WHAT IS A DOCUMENTARY?
SESSION 02 – HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR DOCUMENTARY TOPIC
SESSION 03 – DEVELOPING YOUR DOCUMENTARY
SESSION 04 A – CREATING A TREATMENT AND A PRODUCTION TIME
SESSION 04 B – PRACTICE YOUR PITCH
SESSION 05 – HOW TO CREATE AN ACCURATE DOCUMENTARY BUDGE
SESSION 06 – IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL CREW
SESSION 07 – A QUICK LOOK AT NECESSARY KIT ‘N KABOODLE
SESSION 08 – HOW TO FILM YOUR DOCUMENTARY
SESSION 09 – DOCUMENTARY POST PRODUCTION
SESSION 10 – FESTIVALS & HOW TO DISTRIBUTE YOUR DOCUMENTARY