Aug 16, 2016 7:00 PM - Aug 24, 2016 9:00 PM EDT
Docs In Progress
8700 1st Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
This hands-on, four-session workshop will encompass an overview of the tools used in solo documentary shooting: camera operation, cinematography technique, lighting and audio recording. Over the course of four days, participants will learn how to prepare for a shoot, the essential equipment needed for the field, safety best practices, how to adapt to difficult conditions, and how to “shoot for the editor.” The third and fourth days will include shooting exercises conducted in the field and group discussion of collected footage.
Session 1: Tuesday, August 16 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Session 2: Wednesday, August 17 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Session 3: Tuesday, August 23 from 7:00-9:00 pm
Session 4: Wednesday, August 24 from 7:00-9:00 pm
This workshop is ideally suited for beginners who may have had some basic video production experience or training. If you are a beginner, you should be aware that the content created in this workshop are exercises only. If you are looking to get a broader overview of the basics of video production and produce a complete video, we recommend our Intro to Documentary Production class which could be taken before or after this workshop.
Docs In Progress will provide HD cameras for participants to share as they are learning skills in this workshop. If you have any questions about this, please consult with Program Manager Andrea Passafiume at programs AT docsinprogress DOT org prior to registering.
DOCS INSIDERS DISCOUNT AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDER COMPS
If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program, you can get a $25 discount on the registration fees for this workshop if you register by the Earlybird or Regular deadlines. If you are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. If you missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it.
ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTISTS
Susanne Coates is a cinematographer, video editor, web developer and active, independent filmmaker in the Washington, DC area. She has over 15 years of multimedia experience and over 10 years of experience creating video and web assets for clients. She currently works as a Drupal/PHP developer and Multimedia Specialist at the University of Maryland where she conducts both classroom- and field- based workshops to train personnel to use the software she creates.
Emily Wathen is a documentary filmmaker, photographer, and visual journalist. Emily specializes in crafting precise images and utilizing digital tools for effective storytelling. A graduate of Syracuse University and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Emily has a background in filmmaking, art and transmedia. Emily currently works as a Digital Journalist at the Environmental Working Group in Washington, DC.Website: www.emilywathen.com Twitter: @emilywathen