Intro to Documentary Production Class (IE1-1110-0916)

Sep 17, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT

Docs In Progress

8700 1st Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States

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Earlybird Registration for Intro to Documentary Production (IE1-1110-0916)
$595
Sale Ends: Sep 03, 2016 11:59 PM EDT
Full payment must be RECEIVED by earlybird deadline to qualify for this rate. You may pay either by credit card or PayPal via the "Paypal" payment button or you may pay by check.
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Regular Registration for Intro to Documentary Production (IE1-1110-0916)
$615
Sale Ends: Sep 14, 2016 11:59 PM EDT
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Late Registration for Intro to Documentary Production (IE1-1110-0916)
$625
Sale Ends: Sep 23, 2016 5:00 PM EDT
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Event Description

This hands-on class for new filmmakers focuses on how to plan, shoot and edit a short documentary. The class will introduce participants to screen language and sequencing and provide hands-on experience with digital video cameras and the Adobe Premiere editing system.  Equipment will be provided.

Participants will work in small teams to produce a 3-5 minute documentary profile piece. Story subjects will be assigned to allow participants to focus their energies on learning how to use the equipment, work in a crew, and plan and structure their story.  Story subjects are drawn from people and places in the local community, including nonprofits, small businesses, and artists. Filming locations may be non-Metro-accessible (but we will try to team groups together to ensure at least one in each team has a car).

The class takes place on six consecutive Saturday mornings at the Docs In Progress Documentary House in downtown Silver Spring and at production sites in the area. Participants will also need to commit an additional 10 hours of time outside of class for production shoots and editing.

Dates
September 17-October 22, 2016 (six consecutive Saturdays) from 10 am - 1 pm. 

In
addition, participants should plan on spending 4-6 additional hours outside of class time between the second and third week of class for shooting. Participants who want additional edit time for their projects will also have the option of staying for two extra hours after the fifth class session and two extra hours after the sixth class session.

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.


SCHOLARSHIP
Thanks to the generous support of the William and Karen Tell Foundation, Docs In Progress is able to hold one scholarship spot for this Documentary Production class.  The scholarship will allow the recipient to take the class for a fee of only $100.  The scholarship recipient will be determined through a competitive application process with the scholarship being offered based on a combination of financial need and potential for the aspiring filmmaker. The deadline for application is Friday August 26 at 6:00 pm. Learn more here


​See some examples of recent videos produced in this class
 



 




LEVEL
I/II – No prior training at Docs In Progress required, but you must have your own footage to use as your source material. Make sure your footage is saved on a portable external hard drive that has 500GB or 1 TB (several suggested below). The drive must be formatted for Mac computers. If you do not already own a portable hard drive the instructor recommends purchasing one from Best Buy or Amazon.

FEES
$595 Early Bird Registration (register/pay through Sept. 3)  – $25 discount for Docs Insider Premium Members. Use Promo Code which was provided.
$615 Regular Registration (register/pay Sept. 4-14) – $25 discount for Docs Insiders Premium Members. Use Promo Code which was provided.
$625 Late Registration (register/pay Sept. 15-17) – No discounts.

DOCS INSIDERS DISCOUNT AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDER COMPS
If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program at the Premium level, 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. To get the discount, you will enter a Promo Code when you get to the payment. If you missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
​Yi Chen is an award winning filmmaker and her work has screened in film festivals around the world, including Beijing International Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, DC Independent Film Festival, DC Shorts Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capitol, Screen Actors Guild Foundation Shorts Showcase and many more. 
 
She has produced and directed a 26-minute verity style documentary “Chinatown” - a story about the strength and struggles of the last remaining Chinese immigrant residents living in the historic Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.  It aired on PBS station WHUT and won 2014 Indie Capitol Awards Best Documentary Short.  Her short film “FL 324” won 2009 Our City Film Festival Best Narrative Short and 2008 Silver Peer Awards. 
 
Yi also teaches video production and editing in the Film & Video Studies program at George Mason University and Fairfax Public Access TV.  Yi received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Film and Media Arts from American University and her B.A. from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. 

HOW TO REGISTER?
Click the "Register Now" button towards the top of the page. Because of limited space (maximum 6 participants on our workstations plus we can accommodate two more using your laptops), advanced registration is highly recommended.

NOTE ON PAYMENT
Full payment must be received to guarantee you a spot in the class. In order to get the discounted earlybird rate, full payment must be RECEIVED by the earlybird date.  Otherwise the regular rate will be charged.

If you are paying by credit card, select the "Paypal" option (you can pay by credit card even if you don't have a Paypal account). Payment must be made at the same time you complete the online registration form. 

If you are paying by check, you still need to register online, but select "Pay by Check or Wire".  Make check payable to “Docs In Progress” and mail to:

Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Write the name of the workshop in the memo line)

Your registration will be completed once your payment is received. 

LOCATION
Docs In Progress Documentary House
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The Documentary House is the home of Docs In Progress and is located in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland at 8700 First Avenue (corner of First and Fenwick). We are only a few blocks from the Silver Spring Metro. Some free parking is available in the gravel lot behind our house (no permit is required after 5 pm on weekdays or all day on weekends). Additional parking is available in the Cameron Street Garage across the street (free after 7 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends). Click here for directions. If you are taking Metro to Docs In Progress, please make sure you are up-to-date on the surge schedule and leave plenty of extra time if it is affecting you.

REFUND POLICY
If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:
Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund
Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund
Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund

WEATHER POLICY
In the event of seriously inclement weather, we will make a decision by 3 pm on whether to cancel that evening’s programs. (For Saturday classes, we will make the decision by 6 pm on Friday). If you have not received a notification from your instructor or the Educational Programs Manager, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).

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Docs In Progress
8700 1st Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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