Documentary Master Class w/ Jeffrey Brown

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“Our team applied strategies learned at Jeffrey Brown’s Documentary Masterclass and ultimately won an award at SXSW. Highly recommended!” (LK. Pfannenstiel, producer, Nothing Stays The Same, SXSW 2019, Music Documentary Prize)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 9am-6pm — AUSTIN MOVIE GEAR STUDIO is proud to host award-winning documentary producer Jeffrey Brown (Nothing Stays The Same: The Story of The Saxon Pub, No No: A Dockumentary, Through The Repellent Fence, Punk in Africa) and his highly acclaimed master class in documentary filmmaking!

Jeffrey Brown has produced a number of award-winning narrative features and feature documentaries in Europe, Africa and the USA, playing international festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Berlinale, Cannes, IFF Rotterdam, IDFA, New York FF, Tribeca and being released in cinemas internationally as well as on Netflix, HBO, Showtime, PBS, ESPN, AMC/Sundance Global, Sky Europe, and others. Brown has taught documentary film at the Prague Film School, lectured at universities internationally, and presented his Documentary Master Class seminar to groups around the globe.

This all-day class will cover the nuts and bolts of the documentary process from story/character development all the way through to festivals, sales and distribution. Explore the strategies behind funding, production, and festivals of documentary filmmaking with Jeffrey Brown as your guide!

All levels of experience are welcome! Master Class students will be encouraged to troubleshoot project-related issues and offered practical tips about the filmmaking process. For those interested, pre-class emails will be sent out to gather info on attendees' current documentary process for 1-on-1 film analysis with Jeffrey Brown.

Get an inside perspective on documentary filmmaking and walk away with your personal "action items" to start your documentary filmmaking process!

"Jeffrey Brown’s Documentary Master Class inspired many attendees to start making documentaries others like me to finish mine. The seminar was down to earth and gave real world examples and solid insight to the documentary filmmaking process. Straight talk from start to finish. I highly recommend it to all filmmakers - documentary or otherwise -- at any level.” M. McGuff, Director/Producer, Runaway Radio (Houston, TX)

“I enjoyed attending Jeffrey Brown’s Master Class in Documentary Filmmaking and found it to offer a very practical approach to the different stages of the documentary process. The class allowed me to share my ideas, get feedback and advice and provided me with practical tools to help with my project. Jeffrey definitely knows about every aspect of documentaries and shares his own experiences from the different films he’s produced over the years. I highly recommend this class to anyone who is looking to jump into a documentary.”- D. Reyes, Producer, Cantina (Fort Worth, TX)

$89 EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL UNTIL SEPTEMBER 14

$99 online / $149 at the door

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TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE:

8:45am INTRODUCTIONS – Get acquainted over coffee and tea

9:00am OVERVIEW – Attitude, managing expectations & a comprehensive approach

9:15am STORY & STORYTELLING – Creating a strong, feasible story

11:15am FUNDING / BUDGET - Discuss individual concerns within your project & sources of finance: public grants to crowdfunding to private

12:45pm BREAK FOR LUNCH

2:00pm PRODUCTION Crews, cast, documentation, the shooting process

2:45pm POST PRODUCTION Editing process, music, archives, work-in-progress screenings, and feedback

4:00pm FESTIVAL STRATEGY / MARKETING Festival premieres, marketing your projects, yourself, and outreach

4:30pm DISTRIBUTION Sales Agents, traditional vs. non-traditional models, deliverables, contracts/legal, DIY distribution

5:15pm Q & A / ROUNDTABLE

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