For adults 55 and up: learn how to shoot and edit your own documentary film.
Everyone has a story to tell, including you! In this two week weekday workshop for people ages 55+, you will learn how to share a story from your life through the power of video. The documentary filmmaking skills you learn here can be applied towards other projects should you decide that there are more films to make in your future.
Using photographs, interviews, music, and narration, you will create a 2-5 minute video which you can share with family and friends. In the process, you will learn the basics of video production and editing with help from the instructor and your fellow students. We will provide video cameras and access to the Mac video editing stations in the multi-media lab. Most importantly, you will have FUN learning in a collaborative nurturing environment.
At the end of the camp, we will upload your video online (either to YouTube or a private Vimeo link) if you choose to share it with friends and family. Some projects may also be shared (with your permission) at Docs In Progress’ Community Stories Festival in November.
This camp has a maximum of eight participants and meets Monday – Friday from 12 PM – 3 PM at the Takoma Park Community Center. Dates June 10-21.
**PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT need to bring any equipment. All filmmaking equipment will be provided by the camp.
This program is being organized by Docs In Progress in collaboration with the Takoma Park Recreation Department. It is made possible through support from the City of Takoma Park. If you are on SSI or Medicaid, needs-based scholarships are available.