This webinar is part of a series which is aimed at filmmakers who are either new to documentary filmmaking altogether or who may have some filmmaking experience, but are new to the world of independent documentary filmmaking. These webinars are focused on the Development/Pre-Production stage of documentary production and will help participants understand more what you need to think about before you ever turn on a camera. The three webinars may be taken individually or save by signing up for all three
. They are not sequential (i.e., you can take any of them standalone without taking the others)
Webinar 2: Budgeting for Documentaries
A budget is an important planning tool for documentary films. It is also a necessity if you are planning to fundraise for your film. Far from numbers alone, the budget is another way of telling the story of your film. In this session with Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg, we will go over the elements which make up a documentary budget, different approaches to budgeting, and how to keep your budget realistic but flexible so that it can adapt to the realities of filmmaking. The first 2/3 of the webinar will be presentation. The final 1/3 will be for participant questions.
To learn more about Webinar 1 (Planning for Production)
on April 19
, click here
To learn more about Webinar 3 (Fundraising Strategies for Documentary)
on May 3
, click here
This webinar takes place from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST. It will also be recorded, and a recording of the webinar and other materials will be e-mailed to registrants following the webinar.
I/II – No prior training at Docs In Progress required.
This Webinar Only
Early Bird Registration (register/pay through April 11)
Regular Registration (register/pay between April 12-22)
Late Registration (register/pay April 23-Class is Full)
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE WEBINAR. IF YOU MISS THIS WINDOW, PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT PAYING FOR THE RECORDING AND HANDOUTS.
Save by Registering for All Three Webinars in the Series
If you are interested in all three webinars in the "Getting Started with Your Documentary" series, you can save by signing up for all three.
$55 Early Bird Registration
(register/pay through April 4)
$65 Regular Registration
(register/pay between April 5-15)
$75 Late Registration
(register/pay April 16-19)
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 up to 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.
HOW TO REGISTER?
Click the "Register Now" button towards the top of the page. Because of limited space, 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
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Write the name of the workshop in the memo line)
Information about how to access the webinar will be e-mailed approximately 24 hours prior to the webinar to all registrants.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Erica Ginsberg is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Docs In Progress
, a nonprofit incubator for emerging documentary filmmakers headquarted near Washington DC. In addition to her work with Docs In Progress, she is a co-host of The D-Word
, an online documentary filmmaker community with more than 10,000 members from around the world. Erica has extensive experience working with film festivals and speaking to audiences on everything from documentary fundraising to social media to international exchanges. She is herself a producer and director. Her past works include Crucible of War
, a documentary about post-war life in former Yugoslavia; Talking Threads
, a web documentary about international student reactions to 9/11, and is currently at work as a producer and co-director on Creative Feds, a project about the creative lives of federal civil servants. Erica has written articles for Filmmaker Magazine, DOX
and The Independent,
and the NAMAC blog. She teaches Documentary Pre-Production and Outreach classes for Docs In Progress and facilitates work-in-progress screenings, Peer Pitches, and documentary appreciation salons.
Online. You will need access to a computer or laptop with Internet access. The audio portion will either be possible through your computer or through U.S. phone number.
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