$595

Intro to Documentary Production Class

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Docs In Progress

801 Wayne Avenue

Suite G-100

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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This hands-on class for new filmmakers focuses on how to plan, shoot and edit a short documentary. The class will introduce participants to screen language and sequencing and provide hands-on experience with digital video cameras and the Adobe Premiere editing system. Equipment will be provided.

Participants will work in small teams to produce a 3-5 minute documentary profile piece. Story subjects will be assigned to allow participants to focus their energies on learning how to use the equipment, work in a crew, and plan and structure their story. Story subjects are drawn from people and places in the local community, including nonprofits, small businesses, and artists. Filming locations may be non-Metro-accessible (but we will try to team groups together to ensure at least one in each team has a car).

The class takes place on seven consecutive Saturdays at Docs In Progress and at production sites in the area. Participants will also need to commit an additional 4-6 hours of time outside of class for production shoots and editing.

DATES
February 2 - March 16, 2019 (seven consecutive Saturdays) from 10 am - 1 pm.
In addition, participants should plan on spending 4-6 additional hours outside of class time between the second and third week of class for shooting. Participants who want additional edit time for their projects will also have the option of staying for two extra hours after the fifth class session and two extra hours after the sixth class session.

LOCATION
Docs In Progress
801 Wayne Avenue
Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

TEACHING ARTIST
Sam Hampton co-founded Docs In Progress as a nonprofit organization in 2008 and served on its founding staff from 2009-2012. He was instrumental in ​developing the organization’s core curriculum of adult and youth educational programs and remains a key advisor and teaching artist for Docs In Progress classes. Sam balances his time between consulting with nonprofits through Hampton Consulting, and producing award-winning documentaries for the educational market. His films include My Mother’s Journey; Hidden Books; Mr. Stokes’ Mission, and Transcending Surgeon. In addition to his filmmaking background, Sam has more than 25 years of experience working on social justice issues, including directing a national model community technology center and managing strategic planning and grants management for minority-serving colleges and universities.

FEE
$595 if you register and pay by January 18
$615 if you register and pay from January 19-29
$625 if you register and pay from January 30 until full


DOCS INSIDERS DISCOUNT AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDER COMPS
If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program, 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. 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​


SCHOLARSHIP
Thanks to support from the William and Karen Tell Foundation, Docs In Progress is able to offer one partially-subsidized spot in the class to a nonprofit professional who would benefit from taking the class to be able to apply these skills to his/her work. If selected for this competitive scholarship, the individual or his/her institution would only have to pay $300 (roughly 50% less than the regular cost for the workshop). The deadline to apply is Friday, January 11. Find out more and apply.


FAQs

What's the 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

Can I pay by check?
Yes. If you are paying by check, you still need to register online, but select check payment option. Please note that registration rates are based on the date when we receive full payment, not the date you register. We cannot hold spots in any program until full payment is received.

Make check payable to “Docs In Progress” and mail to:

Docs In Progress
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Write in the name of the workshop in the memo line)

Your registration will be completed once your payment is received.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
You should register the name of the person who will be attending the class even if you are using a different credit card to pay.

Is this program convenient to public transportation or parking?
Yes and yes. Docs In Progress is located in downtown Silver Spring, about a 10 minute walk from the Silver Spring Metro and a block from a parking garage. Find out more about our location.

How can I contact the organizer with any additional questions?
If you have questions about Docs In Progress educational programs, contact our Program Director Andrea Passafiume at andrea AT docsinprogress DOT org or by phone at 301-789-2797.

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Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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