Fall Workshops are Here


Rachel Baron | August 20th, 2019

With over thirty classes and instructors active in the filmmaking industry, DCTV workshops are a perfect way to build your skills, or learn some new ones. Here’s what’s in store this season.

First up, meet a few of the instructors, new and returning, who will be joining us this fall. We’re thrilled to welcome Emmy-winning Anne de Mare. A documentary filmmaker, playwright, and MacArthur Foundation recipient, de Mare will be sharing her copious knowledge in an upcoming producing class. We’re also bringing back Reiko Tahara as she leads Documentary Theory, an illuminating foray into the history of documentary craft. Another DCTV regular, Teodora Altomare returns from Italy, and she will be leading Docu Intensive again this season. And if you’re eagerly anticipating this year’s DOC NYC, don’t miss out on Jeremy Workman, of Wheelhouse Creative (a DOC NYC sponsor). Jeremy helped create and leads the ever-relevant Trailer Editing class.

This fall, we’ll be offering two new companion workshops—Log Footage: Production and Log Footage: Post. Take these classes back to back and learn to shoot and work in high dynamic range modes. Or get a handle on the fundamentals in Editing Techniques, which teaches essential editing skills and how to assemble footage in a way that is coherent and engaging. Exploring a number of shots and cuts, this class will address why certain edits help achieve a narrative objective, while others fall short. And if you didn’t get a spot in this summer’s Developing Your Story, we’ve brought it back for the fall so grab a seat and share your work with peers!

Plus, if you have a rough cut that needs an extra push to the finish line, consider applying to our 2019 Documentary Work-In-Progress Lab, facilitated by two-time Emmy nominee Bernardo Ruiz. Applications accepted until Sat 9/24.

All workshops have limited enrollment and require registration in advance. See all of our Fall 2019 Workshops.