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Visual Storytelling in Documentary

Presented by Docs In Progress at Online/Virtual Space

Oct 11, 2023

Visual Storytelling in Documentary

Learn how to construct a compelling story through choices of shots and editing.

Just because documentary filmmaking is about recording real-life situations, filmmakers still need to pay the same attention to visual storytelling as they would with any fiction film. In essence, documentary filmmakers need to approach their filming with an understanding of visual language and screen grammar. In this workshop, you will learn about the tools of screen grammar and sequencing, and how to break down a real-life situation into the right shots, ensuring seamless alignment during ... view more »


Early bird discount: $60

General Admission: $75

Late Registration: $85

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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  • Oct 11, 2023 at 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm (Wed)

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About the Teaching Artist Adele Schmidt

Adele Schmidt is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Docs In Progress. She is an award-winning filmmaker known for music documentary series on progressive rock. She has extensive teaching experience. She is a professorial lecturer for film and video production at American University in Washington DC and she has served as a panelist for various arts and humanities organizations. Her expertise as a consultant has been instrumental in helping a multitude of non-fiction filmmakers achieve success in their projects. One of her key areas of focus is storytelling strategies and visual storytelling.

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

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