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Interviewing Techniques (Documentary Filmmaking)

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

Jul 29, 2023

Interviewing Techniques (Documentary Filmmaking)

Master the Art of Interviewing for Documentary!

This workshop is designed for filmmakers of all levels who want to take their interviewing skills to the next level. Participants will gain key insights and techniques for conducting effective interviews, including how to prepare for the interview, ask relevant questions, and elicit compelling stories from interviewees. We'll also cover the importance of sound and the best ways to capture it, plus practice a simple camera setup for a formal interview. Ultimately, participants will gain a deeper ... view more »


Early registration: $75 (ends July 10)

General admission: $85 (ends July 26)

Late registration: $95 (ends July 28)

If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:

Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund

Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund

Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund

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Jenny Montasir is a filmmaker and educator in media arts. She has over 10 years of experience working as a video journalist and documentary filmmaker. For four years she was based in Egypt covering women's rights and social justice issues. Her work has been featured on the BBC, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Huffington Post, Voice of America, AJ+, TIME and The Guardian. Previously, Montasir was an adjunct lecturer teaching Multimedia Storytelling at Northwestern University.

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


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