Intro to Documentary Production Class (IE1-1110)

Feb 02, 2019 10:00 AM - Mar 16, 2019 1:00 PM EST
Docs In Progress at Alexander House, 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 to...

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

Feb 21, 2019 7:00 PM - Mar 14, 2019 10:00 PM EST
Docs In Progress at Alexander House, 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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Grab Your Audience in the First Five Minutes (IE1-1292)

Mar 06, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Docs In Progress at Alexander House, Silver Spring

The first five minutes of your documentary is crucial. Programmers and audiences are making make-or-break judgments about your film within that very limited timeframe, and you need to make the most of it. What does it take to grab your audience from the very beginning and keep them riveted? Are you effectively establishing the who what...

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Filmmaking at Your Fingertips: The Smartphone Documentarian (IE1-1294)

Mar 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Docs In Progress at Alexander House, Silver Spring

Bring your smartphones! Bring your tablets! Learn how to make professional documentaries with your mobile devices. Today’s smartphones carry with them excellent lenses and high resolution video. You’ll learn how to make the most of them just by knowing the devices better. We’ll also look at apps and hardware that further...

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How to Get the Best Interviews (IE1-1260)

Mar 26, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Docs In Progress at Alexander House, Silver Spring

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Want to learn how to get amazing interviews, whether you are making a documentary, an oral history project, or capturing your own community or family stories? There are as many ways to shoot interviews as there are styles or subjects of documentaries. It’s important to make a decision early in terms of what...

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Peer Pitch West

Mar 28, 2019 10:00 AM - Mar 29, 2019 4:00 PM PDT
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, Sebastopol

Are 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?Docs In Progress, in partnership with the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and The D-Word...

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Intermediate Adobe Premiere Editing Workshop (IE1-1150)

Apr 06, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Docs In Progress at Alexander House, Silver Spring

​ This full day of intermediate-level Adobe Premiere workshop is recommended for anyone who already understands the core competencies of the Premiere editing suite, or for anyone who has used Premiere on‐and‐off but wants better mastery of the software. The four sections of material to be covered in the workshop are as follows: Color...

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Vintage Movie Night with Richard Hall: Films About Food and Nutrition

Apr 11, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, Takoma Park
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Spring Break Documentary Filmmaking Youth Camp in Takoma Park

Apr 17, 2019 9:00 AM - Apr 19, 2019 4:00 PM EDT
Takoma Park Community Center, Takoma Park

Registration opens for this camp on December 14 for Takoma Park residents and December 21 for others. Registration is through the Takoma Park Recreation Department website. A spring break camp intended for budding journalists. Youth (ages 12-17) will learn the basics of video production while also discovering more about Takoma Park...

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Documentary Filmmaking Summer Camp in Silver Spring (IE1-1310)

Jul 08, 2019 9:00 AM - Jul 19, 2019 4:00 PM EDT
Docs In Progress at Alexander House, Silver Spring

In this two-week fun and educational day camp for youth ages 12-18, participants work in small teams to plan, shoot, and edit short documentary videos filmed in and around downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Campers will be provided access to and training with video cameras and editing equipment. Final projects will be shown in a mini-festival...

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Spring Deadline to Apply for Fiscal Sponsorship

Feb 01, 2019 11:00 PM - 11:59 PM EST
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Deadline to Apply for 2019 Fellowship Program'

Jan 18, 2019 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST
Online Submission, .

Click on "RSVP now" to be taken to our information page and application on the 2019 Fellowship.

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Deadline to Submit Documentary Rough Cuts on Environmental Themes for March 2019 Docs In The City Program

Jan 15, 2019 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM EST
Online Submission, .

Docs In Progress is seeking submissions for our March 2019 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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Phone Info Session on 2019 Fellowship Program

Jan 11, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
By Phone, Silver Spring

Join Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg and several past Fellows to learn more about the Docs In Progress Fellowship Program. The call-in number is ​515-739-1015 The access code is 250-284-548 If you RSVP here, we will send you a reminder 24 hours before the call.

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Work-in-Progress Screening of NORTH STAR CALLING and LIFE IN SYNCHRO

Jan 10, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, Takoma Park

Presented as part of We Are Takoma Since 2004, Docs In Progress has facilitated feedback sessions on the rough cuts of more than 150 documentaries...with your help. Watch a not-quite-finished documentary and participate in a facilitated workshop-style feedback session with the audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed...

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Home Movie Weekend: Get Your Home Video Transferred to Digital

Dec 01, 2018 11:00 AM - Dec 02, 2018 5:00 PM EST
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Do you have home video that you haven't been able to watch in years because you no longer have a way to play the tapes? Never fear. Docs In Progress will be partnering with the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA) the weekend of December 1-2 for a Home Movie Weekend where talented archivists will be on hand to convert...

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Deadline to Submit Documentary Rough Cuts for January 10 Work-in-Progress Screening'

Nov 26, 2018 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM EST
Online Submission, .

Docs In Progress is seeking submissions for our January 10, 2019 Work-in-Progress Screening The deadline to submit your film is November 26, 2018. SUBMIT NOW.

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Cinematography Workshop for Documentaries (IE1-1210)

Nov 17, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
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...

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Community Stories Festival Closing Night: Shorts Program III

Nov 14, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring

Come see short documentaries about local people, places, and happenings from across the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Come meet the filmmakers, some of the folks featured in the films, and celebrate community stories. As the Closing Night of the Community Stories Film Festival, please join us at 7:00 pm for a joint reception with light...

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Filmmaker and Film Fan Meetup to Benefit Docs In Progress

Nov 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Not Your Average Joe's, Silver Spring

Join fellow filmmakers and film fans at Not Your Average Joe's in downtown Silver Spring for drinks and dinner. This is a chance to mix and mingle AND give back. While each person pays for your own food and drinks, if you present a special certificate to the server, 15% of your bill will be re-donated to Docs In Progress by the restaurant. RSVP...

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