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

Jun 01, 2018 11:58 PM - 11:59 PM EDT
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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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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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Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro Video Editing (IE1-1120)

Jun 07, 2018 7:00 PM - Jun 28, 2018 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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Advanced Smartphone Documentary Production Workshop (IE1-1294)

Jun 09, 2018 10:00 AM - Jun 23, 2018 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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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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Strategies for Writing Non-Fiction Films (IE1-1295)

May 15, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
NEW Docs In Progress Location, Silver Spring

Putting pen to paper is a critical part of the creative process for documentary films. In this workshop, we will review best practices and strategies for gathering your material, organizing your thoughts, and building stories for non-fiction films. We will discuss working with transcripts, the outlining process, drafts and revising. We...

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Documentary Roundtable DC: Production Insurance Demystified

May 14, 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. The Silver Spring...

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Screening of HIT & STAY

May 10, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, Takoma Park

Presented as part of We Are Takoma WHAT'S SCREENING? HIT & STAY A film by Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists entered a Selective Service office in suburban Catonsville, Maryland, dragged stacks of Draft Board records out into the parking lot, and set them on fire with homemade napalm. They...

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