Online Workshop: Documenting in Quarantine


Sliding Scale: $100-200
To support our community during this time, we are reducing all prices. We are offering Office Hours either for free or suggested donation, and in-depth Workshops on a sliding scale to be able to support our freelance instructors and cover some of our costs. Please choose the amount you’re able to pay from the dropdown below.

Do you want to document your community coming together to support vulnerable neighbors? Or interview friends around the world to compare their experiences? Or maybe make a video journal of your personal insights on being at home? At this fraught time, there are so many stories to tell at all levels – stories about governance, science, or community, about the people who are impacted, at risk, or doing their best to help. With this online workshop, join a cohort of other creators to support each other and go through the process together. Channel your energies and extra time into creating your own documentary film to contribute to the record of this time. This workshop meets virtually as a group once a week for one month, and to keep on track, participants will also have weekly one-on-one virtual meetings with the instructor. This workshop will culminate in a live online viewing party of completed projects with a Q&A session.

This is an online Production and Post-Production Intensive that will require production, editing, and screenings outside of class sessions.

Topics include:

  • Identifying The Story You Want To Tell
  • Setting Goals and Making a Production Timeline
  • Ways to Create and Source Video Without Leaving Your Location
  • Filmmaking as Personal Practice
  • Peer Feedback
  • Free and Low Cost Production and Post Resources
  • Editing Your Film

Capacity: 8 students | Duration: 8 hrs + Office Hours

Optional Office Hours: Tue 5/12, 5/19, 5/26
Each student will be able to have 20 minutes between the hours of 3-6pm

Prerequisite(s): Participants will need to be able to independently work in a non-linear editing software that they have access to. Camera Fundamentals or equivalent experience is recommended.

Materials: You will need a computer or other device that has non-linear video editing software, can connect to the internet and support Zoom video conferencing.

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