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From Chaos to Rough Cut: Strategies For Assembling Your Footage

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Docs In Progress

Alexander House

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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Breaking down hours of footage that has been filmed for a documentary can be overwhelming. Sometimes the footage was shot over years. In addition, some films require archival footage and photographs, animations, maps and graphics in order to tell the story. How do I best assemble all these ingredients and come up with a workable rough cut?

We’ll learn strategies on how to shoot efficiently and how to best organize the material to come up with that rough cut. We’ll look at important steps in the pre-production, production and post-production phase that help control the process and we’ll discuss important documents like treatments, assembly records, editing scripts and final scripts. In this workshop you will learn strategies on how to control the flow of footage and how to channel it. This workshop will be helpful for people who are in:

Post-production:

“Now that I have shot all the footage, and have compiled other media for the film, how do I best organize the material in order to come up with a first rough cut?”

Production:

“I have already shot a good amount of footage, but I am not sure what else is needed, or if I need more footage at all. When do I stop shooting and when do I start editing?”

Pre-production:

I am already researching for my new documentary and I am about to write a proposal. How do I organize all my ideas and shoot efficiently?


ABOUT THE PRESENTER

ADELE SCHMIDT

Adele Schmidt is no stranger to the Docs In Progress community. As the co-founder of the organization in 2004 and staff member from 2009-2010, Adele was instrumental in helping the organization expand beyond its signature work-in-progress screenings to provide a full array of educational, professional development, and mentoring programs for emerging documentary filmmakers. In addition to more than 15 years working as a producer, director, editor, and consulting producer for award-winning long-form documentaries and short feature films, Adele has extensive teaching experience in film and video production -- at American University, Catholic University of America, Fairfax Public Access TV, and at a film school in Mexico City. She has also served as a panelist for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, reviewing applications in the disciplines of writing, philosophy, history, and media arts.


FEES

$45 Early Bird Registration (register/pay through September 2) – $25 discount for Docs Insider Premium Members. Use Promo Code which was provided.

$60 Regular Registration (register/pay September 3-September 13) – $25 discount for Docs Insiders Premium Members. Use Promo Code which was provided.

$75 Late Registration (register/pay September 14 until full) – No discounts.


DOCS INSIDERS DISCOUNT AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDER COMPS

If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program at the Premium level, you can get a $25 discount on the registration fees for this workshop if you register by the Earlybird or Regular deadlines. If you are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. To get the discount, you will enter a Promo Code when you get to the payment. If you missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it. To find out more about our Docs Insiders memberships, visit http://www.docsinprogress.org/docsinsiders​


HOW TO REGISTER?

Click the "Register Now" button towards the top of the page. Because of limited space (maximum 6 participants on our workstations plus we can accommodate two more using your laptops), advanced registration is highly recommended.


NOTE ON PAYMENT

Full payment must be received to guarantee you a spot in the class. In order to get the discounted earlybird rate, full payment must be RECEIVED by the earlybird date. Otherwise the regular rate will be charged.


If you are paying by credit card, select the "Paypal" option (you can pay by credit card even if you don't have a Paypal account). Payment must be made at the same time you complete the online registration form.


If you are paying by check, you still need to register online, but select "Pay by Check or Wire". Make check payable to “Docs In Progress” and mail to:


Docs In Progress

8560 Second Avenue

Suite 113

Silver Spring MD 20910

(Write in the name of the workshop in the memo line)


LOCATION/TIME

The new Docs in Progress location at:

Alexander House

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113 (enter on Apple Avenue across from courthouse)
Silver Spring, MD 20910

7-9:30 PM

*NOTE: Our office is on the ground floor of the Alexander House Apartment Complex. However, you must use the street entrance located on Apple Avenue to enter. Please do not go through the main entrance of Alexander House.


REFUND POLICY

If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:

Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund

Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund

Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund


WEATHER POLICY

In the event of seriously inclement weather, we will make a decision by 3 pm on whether to cancel that evening’s programs. (For Saturday classes, we will make the decision by 6 pm on Friday). If you have not received a notification from your instructor or the Educational Programs Manager, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).


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Alexander House

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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