Documentary Roundtable DC: Interviewing Real People with Amy DeLouise

Jul 11, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Interface Media

Event Description

Overview: Amy DeLouise will speak about working with real people on camera, including interviewing and directing techniques.

The Documentary Roundtable is a joint program of Docs In Progress and Women and Film and Video. These free meetings switch off between Washington DC and Silver Spring. The Washington DC meetings are organized by Women in Film and Video and are focused on getting expert advice on topics related to documentary filmmaking. The Silver Spring meetings are organized by Docs In Progress and focused on peer feedback. Both meetings include time for networking. 

All Documentary Roundtable meetings are FREE and you do NOT need to be a WIFV member, Docs Insider, or alum of Docs In Progress to participate. This is a great way to get to know others in the DC-area documentary filmmaking community, build your network and know-how, and find out about other offerings of these two organizations.


Working with real people on camera is one of the most challenging aspects of documentary production. You might need to coax an interview from a child, shoot a re-enacted moment for b-roll, or work with non-English speakers for a scene. What are the strategies? How will your budget and schedule be affected? What tools can you use to streamline post-production? Join us for a deep dive into these challenges as well as some fun exercises with director-producer Amy DeLouise, past WIFV President and author of The Producer's Playbook: Real People on Camera (Focal Press). 


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Networking

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Presentation and Q&A


Amy DeLouise is a director/producer with more than 400 productions to her credit. She is a leader in the field of short form nonfiction storytelling. Her videos grace giant screens at live events as well as the small screens of mobile web.  She has garnered more than 40 creative excellence awards including multiple Telly Awards, Peer Awards, New York Festivals, Aurora, and the CINE Golden Eagle. She was also honored with the Woman of Vision Leadership Award from Women in Film & Video (WIFV) of Washington, D.C. for her leadership in the industry. Amy teaches several popular video courses on including Script Writing for Nonfiction Video and The Art of the Video Interview. She is a regular speaker at industry events such as NAB East/NY, GV Expo, and NAB Show Las Vegas.   For more resources and tips from Amy, visit her website at

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