This hands-on class for new filmmakers focuses on how to plan, shoot and edit a short documentary.
The class will give participants the tools to make a short documentary from start to finish, including instruction in screen language and sequencing, hands-on experience with digital video cameras and the Adobe Premiere editing system. All equipment will be provided. Participants will work in small teams to produce a 3-5 minute documentary profile piece. Story subjects will be assigned to allow participants to focus their energies on learning how to use the equipment, work in a crew, and plan and structure their story. Story subjects are drawn from people and places in the local community, including nonprofits, small businesses, and artists.
The class takes place on seven consecutive Saturday mornings at Docs In Progress (downtown Silver Spring) and at production sites in the area. Participants will also need to commit an additional 10 hours of time outside of class for production shoots and editing.
Earlybird Registration (through January 5): $595
Regular Registration (January 6-15): $615
Late Registration (January 16 until full): $625
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.