The course will be held Tuesdays, starting February 11.
Tuesday, February 11 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific Time - Extended first session
Tuesdays, February 18 - March 24 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time - Regular class sessions
Week of March 30 - April 4 - One-on-one advisor meetings
Course applications are now being accepted. (All online class sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.)
In documentary filmmaking, the story is largely crafted after the footage has been shot. Learn how to develop your film’s story in the edit room, with an accomplished documentary filmmaker as your guide. This course is aimed at directors, producers, or first-time feature editors, and participants should be at the post-production stage on a current documentary project.
This eight-week course will cover developing your story/script and crafting your scenes; post-production workflow; using music, sound, and graphics/archival materials; as well as strategies for distribution and impact campaigns after the film is complete. Sessions include presentation and discussion, interactive exercises, workshopping of each participant's works-in-progress, and a special guest presenter from the Sundance network. The course concludes with a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.
Application deadline: Tuesday, January 21 at 3 PM PT