Learn to craft a documentary using words that will make it compelling and successful
Documentary filmmaking requires writing at every stage of the process. From pitch through production, post and final narration, how the producer crafts words can make the difference between producing a masterpiece or no documentary at all. This one-week course is designed for accomplished producers as well as documentary novices determined to improve their proposals, treatments, interviews and narration. It will cover the fundamentals of good writing in general – and the crafting of both narration as well as interviewee words to picture. Daily lectures, film critiques, one-on-one instruction and writing exercises will deepen appreciation for the power of word choice, clarity, brevity, rhythm, pace and style. Students will leave with an array of new tools and insights into the critical role of writing in documentary to help them on the road to achieve their finest work.