Legal Issues for Documentary Filmmakers (IE1-1291)

Jun 30, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Knowing a few legal basics can make the difference between a shelved project collecting dust and a successful film release. Legal issues arise in every aspect of film production. This workshop, led by media and entertainment attorney Laura Possessky, is designed to help filmmakers identify legal issues and develop a toolkit to navigate...

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Documentary Roundtable DC: How Filmmakers Can Engage with State and Local Policymakers

Jul 09, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Interface Media, Washington

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...

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Backpack Filmmaker Bootcamp: The Self-Sufficient Documentary Shooter (IE1-1220)

Jul 14, 2018 12:00 PM - Jul 21, 2018 4:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

This hands-on workshop will encompass an overview of the tools used in solo documentary shooting: cinematography technique, existing light shooting and audio recording. Over the course of 2 consecutive Saturdays, participants will learn how to prepare for a shoot, the essential equipment needed for the field, safety best practices, how...

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Investigative Journalism and Documentary (IE1-1290)

Jul 18, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Investigative documentary poses some of the greatest challenges of all of the forms of documentary. From the fight for documents through the Freedom of Information Act, to mining unnamed sources, to evaluating the veracity of uncovered information, to finding compelling ways to present complex subjects to general viewing audiences, there...

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Docs In The City: Spotlight on Identity Documentaries Featuring Grace Lee

Jul 19, 2018 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM EDT
Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema, Washington

Explore the theme of identity through documentary, including an opportunity to watch a documentary from an iconic filmmaker -- in this case, Grace Lee -- and provide feedback on a new work-in-progress.Work-in-Progress Screening of Building the American DreamWatch and provide feedback on a new documentary work-in-progress which fits with...

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Intro to Documentary Production Class (IE1-1110)

Sep 08, 2018 10:00 AM - Oct 20, 2018 1:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

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...

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Summer Camp for Seniors: My Life on Video

Jun 18, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park

Everyone has a story to tell, including you! In this one week workshop for folks age 55+, you will learn how to share a story from your life through the power of video. Using photographs, interviews, music, and narration, you will create a 2 minute video which you can share with family and friends. In the process, you will learn the...

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Vintage Movie Night with Richard Hall: Sex Education and Health Films

Jun 14, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, Takoma Park
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Peer Pitch (IE1-1270)

Jun 13, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULLAre you a documentary filmmaker with a work-in-progress at any stage of development? Are you looking for a supportive environment to give your pitch a test run? Or do you want to help support your fellow filmmakers by providing them feedback? For the ninth consecutive year, Docs In Progress is presenting Peer...

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CANCELLED: Advanced Smartphone Documentary Production Workshop (IE1-1294)

Jun 09, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

This three-day adventure in smartphone documentary filmmaking focuses not only on how to better use your phones, but also how to better use one of the best apps on the market for videography–Filmic Pro. We’ll use that as our main filmmaking platform. The first Saturday we will work on the app and producing good video and audio...

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Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing (IE1-1120)

Jun 07, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
NEW Docs In Progress Location, Silver Spring

​ This training workshop is designed for anyone new to the Adobe Creative Cloud video editing program Premiere Pro; anyone switching from other editing software like Final Cut Pro; or anyone who has used Premiere on-and-off but wants to master the software. You'll learn the interface, how to establish a workflow, ingest video, use...

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Cinematography Workshop for Documentaries (IE1-1210)

Jun 02, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Cinematography is the shaping of light. Sometimes you have the tools to do it right, other times you have to make do with what you have. This "bring your own camera" seminar focuses on techniques to capture light by any means available. Today’s camera technologies afford filmmakers a level of self-proficiency that was previously unattainable...

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Deadline to Submit Documentary Rough Cuts for July 19 Docs In The City Program

Jun 01, 2018 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM EDT
Online Submission, .

Docs In Progress is seeking submissions for our July 19 Docs In the City program. While we have been programming Work-in-Progress screenings for more than 14 years, Docs In The City takes this program to the next level. Not only can you get feedback on your rough cut from a smart and savvy audience, but also from a seasoned filmmaker...

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Peer Pitch South at SDF Convening (IE1-1273)

Jun 01, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Full Frame Theater at American Tobacco Campus, Durham

​Are you a documentary filmmaker who will be attending the SDF Convening and has a work-in-progress at any stage of development? Are you looking for a supportive environment to give your pitch a test run? Or do you want to help support your fellow filmmakers by providing them feedback?After more than a decade of presenting Peer Pitch...

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Tooting Your Horn: Promoting Your Documentary and Yourself (IE1-1290)

May 03, 2018 7:00 PM - May 18, 2018 9:00 PM EDT
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Documentary filmmaking requires constantly trying to convince others of the worth of your film project and your work. But many of us cringe when an elevator pitch opportunity presents itself or we don't feel comfortable asking people to contribute money or time to move a film forward. We may also be turned off by the constant self-promotion...

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Work-in-Progress Screening of VOICES FROM BROOKLAND MANOR and BREAKING BARRIERS (IE2-2110)

May 16, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
George Washington University, Washington

Since 2004, Docs In Progress has facilitated feedback sessions on the rough cuts of more than 150 documentaries...with your help. Watch two not-quite-finished documentaries and participate in a facilitated workshop-style feedback session with the audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to...

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