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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Spring Deadline to Apply for Fiscal Sponsorship

Feb 01, 2019 11:00 PM - 11:59 PM EST
Online Submission, .
Open Event

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.

Open Event

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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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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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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