Professional Course

Documentary Producing

12 hours
12 hours
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Course description

Documentary Producing

In this comprehensive course, students will learn the various aspects of creating a professional documentary film, from concept to finished piece. We will cover creating your story ideas, researching your subject, and creating a budget and shooting schedule. We will also cover the process of crafting an interview, writing a script, assembling your footage and interviews, along with creative style, the goal of the story, copyright usage, promotion, deliverables and distribution.

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Training content

The objective of this course is to gain effective knowledge and critical appreciation of what is required to create a professional documentary film. Supporting materials, such as documentary films and television programs, will be utilized to develop a high level of film appreciation. Students should finish the class with a new understanding of filming techniques and professional documentary producing. Participants will also develop an understanding of what it takes to get a documentary released.

This course covers the following subjects:

  • Documentary film theory
  • Subject research
  • Creating a documentary concept
  • Documentary budgeting
  • Production scheduling
  • Producing an interview
  • Script writing
  • Style creation and story crafting
  • Post-production organization
  • Post-production technical finishing
  • Legal questions
  • Promotion, deliverables and distribution


The cost of this training course includes all course materials and a subject matter expert instructor.

Certification / Credits

Upon completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion with CEUs.

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