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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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 Apply for 2019 Fellowship Program'

Jan 18, 2019 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EST
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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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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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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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Community Stories Festival Spotlight on Storytelling with LIFE IS RICH

Nov 12, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Story District, Washington

A special spotlight screening of LIFE IS RICH, a story which Bonnie Rich has told both as a live story and a documentary film. Film scholar Joshua Glick will moderate a post-screening panel with the filmmaker Bonnie Rich, Story District Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman and Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg about...

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Community Stories Festival: Shorts Program II

Nov 11, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EST
Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy 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. WHAT'S SCREENING?DRIVER PROFILE - OLD MELby Shaun RosaAutomotive culture involves speed, aesthetics, technology, and...

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Community Stories Festival Brunch Salon

Nov 11, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

Media scholar Joshua Glick returns to Docs In Progress to talk about documentary's long standing affinity with the home movie genre. Join us in the "living room" of Docs In Progress for a light brunch and vibrant discussion about how documentaries explore domestic spaces, tell stories about the people who live within them, and help to...

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