Learn how intentional and immersive non-fiction storytelling can transform material into an experience.

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NOTE: This course will be held in an online format, utilizing the Zoom platform.

There is no better way than non-fiction filmmaking to more deeply know storytelling… and yourself.  If used fully, the craft itself demands that of us.

This course will use case studies from multiple mediums to dig into the craft, understand what it is, and learn how an intentional and immersive use of the craft can transform material into an experience for viewers and for yourself.

The week is not just for documentary enthusiasts, but also illuminates the craft of storytelling for anyone in any audiovisual medium (e.g. interviews, commercials, industrials, weddings, music videos, fiction, radio, etc.), and includes examples from non-documentary mediums.  Whatever your specialty or interest – shooting, writing, editing, artful interviewing, etc. – this course will help you better design your work to fully harness its strengths and make good use of its challenges.  Active group discussion and one-on-one time with the teacher are included as well.

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this course is also part of the Spring Semester of the Certificate in Collaborative Filmmaking

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Instructor: Dana Rae Warren

Dana Rae Warren is a filmmaker, teacher, and consultant with 25 years in the national television documentary and independent film worlds. She enjoys and has developed particular expertise shaping stories in the edit room. Her work includes: Producer Writer on the Peabody Award-winning and twice Emmy-nominated Turner Broadcasting series Moon Shot; Producer Writer Director on multiple episodes for the PBS NOVA Science Now series, including profiles on MacArthur Awardee Edith Widder and National Medal of Science Awardee Lonnie Thompson, as well as on animal intelligence and on the link between exploring space and the deep sea; ongoing award-winning public service such as the tobacco-free campaign, Quit For Your Kids; and Great Expectations, an education series, which aired on The Sundance Channel, won an Emmy and was invited to present at Austin’s SXSW Education Conference.