Intro to Documentary Production Class

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Docs In Progress

Alexander House

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113

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 Sundays 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
September 15 - October 27, 2019 (seven Sundays) from 12 - 3 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
Alexander House
8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113 (enter on Apple Avenue across from courthouse)
Silver Spring, MD 20910


TEACHING ARTIST
MARILYN STONE

Marilyn Stone is the Visual Media & Imaging Specialist at the Montgomery County Department of Parks in Silver Spring, Maryland. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Film & Media Production from American University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University. Marilyn’s academic and professional background includes eight years of collective experience in both documentary video production and photography with a focus on reconnecting viewers with nature and science through media. Her production and editing experience has allowed her to work locally with production teams and abroad as a guerilla filmmaker on a variety of collaborations for visual storytelling.

FEE

$595 if you register and pay by August 31
$615 if you register and pay from September 1-11
$625 if you register and pay from September 12 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​

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
8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113
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 5 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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