Explore how to shoot cinematic stories and learn how to get the most out of your footage in the edit room.

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Note: This course will be in a Live, Online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm ET.

This 2-day course is for emerging documentary filmmakers and video professionals who want to explore the growing possibilities of shooting non-fiction stories with today’s most accessible, and increasingly capable, digital cinema cameras and learn the best practices for editing non-fiction projects to get the most out of your footage.

Image Credit: Alexis Mpaka

The workshop will start with a technical overview of the latest DSLR and Mirrorless cameras, discussing the best settings, functions, and capabilities. It will then move on to discuss aesthetic considerations of shooting and editing including, composition, shot design, camera movement, and lens selection, as well as digital workflow, pulling selects, assembling sequences, and organizing your footage to work efficiently to tell a story in the editing phase.

We will screen scenes from successful, visually-based, nonfiction pieces. Shooting scenarios we will discuss include talking head interviews, vérité situations, as well as designed, cinematic shots. 

Upon leaving the course, students will have gained new confidence in shooting and editing non-fiction projects.

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