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.
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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Corporate College, a Division of Cuyahoga Community College
Founded in 2003, Corporate College offers Northeast Ohio businesses and individuals professional training and development, along with state-of-the-art meeting and conference space at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights and Corporate College West in Westlake. Whether you are engaged with...