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Documentary Filmmaking Production

Friday, November 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center, $95

Instructor: Myles David Jewell, filmmaker and VFC media instructor

Documentary filmmaking is one of the most dynamic and unpredictable mediums of storytelling and is an important tool for cultural sustainability.  However, the medium can feel daunting and reserved for only national headlines or “big” stories, whereas in reality, it is just as important on a local level. In this workshop, no matter your level of expertise, come learn about the Production phase of documentary storytelling with filmmaker and VFC Educator Myles David Jewell.  

The Documentary Production workshop will introduce participants to approaches to filming interviews, recording professional-quality audio, using different camera techniques, gathering b-roll, doing archival research, and shooting to edit. Participants will be able to practice techniques identified and discussed and will also become familiar with different equipment possibilities available. Feedback, critique, brainstorming and discussion will play an important role in moving participants’ ideas forward. Come with footage you’ve already filmed, or feel free learn the basics and find your story out in the world after the workshop.

This workshop is intended for amateur and professionals alike, students and teachers, small business owners and most importantly, storytellers.

The tuition for this workshop is $95. Attendance is limited to 14 participants and the registration deadline is November 10.  Register by calling (802) 388-4964 or by filling out the registration form (available online, to be printed and mailed).

This workshop will be held at the Vermont Folklife Center at 88 Main Street in Middlebury.



Earlier Event: November 3
Documentary Filmmaking Pre-production