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Documentary Filmmaking Production

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., ONE Community Center, 20 Allen Street, Burlington, 2nd Floor (Burlington Parks and Recreation), Room 8. $95

Documentary Filmmaking Pre-Production on April 6, Production on April 7, and Post-Production on April 8 together form a three-workshop series. However, there is no requirement that participants take all workshops, and none of the workshops is a pre-requisite for another. You may enroll in any one of the three, or enroll in two or all three.

Instructor: Myles David Jewell, filmmaker and VFC media instructor

This Documentary Filmmaking Production workshop will introduce participants to methods of 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 the techniques identified and discussed and will also become familiar with the different equipment available for film production. 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.

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.

This workshop will be held at the ONE Community Center, 20 Allen St, Burlington.

The tuition for this workshop is $95.  Register by calling (802) 388-4964 or Register by calling (802) 388-4964, by email at info@vermontfolklifecenter.org, or by sending (via email or postal mail) the registration form (available by clicking the "Register" button below).