If the challenge and reward of documentary filmmaking excites you, but you don't know where to start, this workshop will give you a guide to the whole process! Putting together a good documentary (and getting it seen) is like completing a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle the size of a basketball court - with only blue pieces.
This workshop will cover the basics of this demanding and underpaid art form, from the personal to the practical. We'll go through all the stages of documentary planning, from pre-production to filming to promotion.
This workshop will cover:
You'll also receive tons of great supporting documents including sample budgets, templates of common production forms and releases as well as a range of articles.
Anyone who wants to make a documentary but isn't sure where to start. Some filmmaking experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Abigail Wright is a professional filmmaker, writer, producer, and information designer. For the independent film company Miranda Productions, Inc., Abigail wrote and produced four environmental documentaries that have accumulated over eighty major awards and have been broadcast all over the world. She is the senior producer of an innovative immersive website soon to be launched, working on a hybrid documentary based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and developing a TV series for kids on the wonders of food. Before moving to Boulder in 1994, Abigail acted and directed on stages in New York, Toronto, and Montreal.
Below is a list of classes & workshops that are related to the one you are reading about now. We also encourage you to take a look at our "help me choose" page for much more information on choosing which BDA program is right for you.
We want to make our training as accessible as possible so we offer a simple payment plan for our In-Depth Intensives. Each of the 4 payments is 25% of the total registration fee with no finance charges or other costs. The first payment will be taken when you register and the remaining 3 payments are paid every month for the following 3 months (detailed payment information in the table below). It's easy to take advantage of this option and we encourage you to sign up early since these programs often fill up fast! If you're interested, don't register online. Instead, please contact BDA staff at 303-800-4647 or email us with the name and start date of the intensive you wish to attend (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll get you setup, take your first payment, and confirm your registration.
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|Note: registrants using the payment plan are not eligible for the early registration discount and always pay the standard registration fee ($69.00 for BDA members and $89.00 for non-members).|
This program is also available to watch or download immediately from our OnDemand program for only $50.00!
Or, pick an in-person date below and register to attend a live class.
BDA Members: $59.00
Registration Discount Applied
You save $10.00 by registering before midnight on 2/7/2015. Standard registration fees for this program are $69.00 for members and $89.00 for non-members.
2/11/2015 | 6pm - 9pm
Location: Boulder (Details)
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