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Writing Your Documentary Treatment

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Docs In Progress

Alexander House

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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This one-night workshop focuses on writing your documentary treatment with exercises to bring out your film’s storytelling parameters, identify audiences (for the film and the treatment), research that leads to narrative, and exercises that lead to main characters and scene visualization. It concludes with a brief look at loglines for crystallizing a film's story.


DATES

May 8, 2019 (Wednesday) from 7-10 PM.


LOCATION

Docs In Progress
Alexander House
8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113 (enter on Apple Avenue across from courthouse)
Silver Spring, MD 20910


TEACHING ARTIST
David Taylor

As a freelance writer who crafts character-driven narratives that explore history, science and culture, I enjoy collaborating with other creative partners in storytelling. The mediums range from books, articles and short fiction to talks and film. I typically work with agencies, nonprofits, filmmakers and science partners to find the story of a few people, and then we delve in for the deepest impact. The methods usually combine oral history, original research and reporting.

My writing about people, food, health and science has appeared in Smithsonian, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Outside, The Christian Science Monitor, Science, and Oxford American.


FEE
$35 if you register and pay by April 23
$50 if you register and pay from April 24-May 4
$65 if you register and pay from May 5 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
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 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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Alexander House

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Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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