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Backpack Filmmaker Bootcamp

Presented by Docs In Progress at Docs In Progress, Silver Spring MD

Jul 14 - Jul 21, 2018

Backpack Filmmaker Bootcamp

When you don’t have the budget or capacity for a full crew, you may have to shoot your documentary alone. This workshop helps you learn how.

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 two consecutive Saturdays, participants will learn how to prepare for a shoot, the essential equipment needed for the field, safety best practices, how to adapt to difficult conditions, and how to “shoot for the editor.” Time will also include a field practice exercise and group discussion of collected

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Early Bird Registration (through June 29) – $250
Regular Registration (June 30-July 10) – $275
Late Registration (July 11 until full) – $300

Space is limited so advance registration is highly recommended. Registration online is required even if you plan to pay by check. Note that pricing dates are based on when full payment is received, not the date of registration.

Contact: 301-789-2797


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Additional time info:

This is a two-part workshop. Participants must be able to commit to attend on both July 14 and July 21. Registration will close after the workshop begins.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Docs In Progress

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113, Silver Spring, MD 20910


Our entrance is on Apple Ave. around the corner from Alexander House.

The Cameron Street garage is open 24/7 and requires payment between 7 am – 7 pm on weekdays ($1 per hour for the first four hours and 65 cents per hour for each additional hour). Parking in the garage is free on weekends, federal holidays, and after 7 pm on weekdays. You must remember your space number and pay at one of the pay stations with cash, credit card, or the ParkMobile or MobileNow apps.

You can also sometimes find nearby metered street parking as well. While street spaces are usually free after 6 pm, they do require payment during the daytime Mondays-Saturdays and most are limited to one or two hours. Meters accept coins or the Parkmobile and MobileNow apps.

Do NOT park (or even stand) in any spots marked for police only.

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