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Documentary Short Course

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DOCUMENTARY SHORT COURSE – October 2022

STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT WORKSHOP. 

Do you have a documentary idea?

Or want to work in documentary and gain a more thorough understanding of the process?

This two-class documentary short course is designed to take you through the process of making a documentary short, from idea, through to shooting and post production.

This class will provide a practical, industry-relevant overview of documentary production.

DATES

  • Saturday 22nd October – Geelong Arts Centre Studio 2 from 1pm – 4pm
  • Saturday 29th October – Geelong Arts Centre Studio 2 from 1pm – 4pm

 

THE INSTRUCTOR

Rebecca Metcalf is a documentary filmmaker who has made work for VICE, SBS and Audible. Her work has seen her win the 2022 Young Walkley in visual storytelling, having been shortlisted for the same prize in 2021 and 2019.

In 2020, the 12-part Audible Originals audio documentary series ‘No Gangsters In Paradise’ she produced with collaborator Mahmood Fazal won the Media Diversity Award, administered by the Walkley Foundation.

WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR

 Students or early career documentarians looking to refine their skills with an industry expert, or otherwise emerging filmmakers who are looking to transition into documentary making. The session will have an emphasis on theory but also how to best position yourself to receive funding and engage producers for projects. 

When signing up to the session Rebecca would like to incorporate a brief questionnaire so she can get a sense of the industry exposure each participant has.

 WHAT WILL YOU NEED

 Paper and a pen, or a laptop computer, but students are welcome to bring in their computers, any documentary rushes they want feedback on, or whatever else may help your learning experience.

WORKSHOP CONTENT

DAY ONE

An exploration of contemporary practices and audiences for documentary filmmaking in Australia. Rebecca will provide guidance on how to identify a good subject for a documentary, gaining access and the importance of visually compelling storytelling. Participants will be given the tools to research, develop and ultimately produce a screen project and encouraged to go away and prepare a one sheet or pitch (whether visual or in writing) for further roundtable discussion in the second session.

CLASS 1:

  • Idea generation and research
  • Pitching and revising
  • Structure
  • Overview of pre-production process, including shoot beats, budget and scheduling

DAY TWO

In our second half day session, Rebecca will discuss production techniques specific to documentary making and how to take a pitch to the next stage. Participants will provide feedback to one another on the best approach in developing the projects further

 CLASS 2:

  • Idea and story pitch
  • Planning a shoot
  • Observational documentary camera fundamentals
  • Post shoot beats

 

Attend one day or both days. 

$50 per person (one day only)

$80 per person to attend both days. 

Special rates for Friends of Geelong Waterfront Film.  

Just $65 for BOTH DAYS if you book before 7th October !!  (Small booking fee applies)

We hope you’re able to join us or if this is not for you – please pass it on to someone who may just be interested !

 

This could be a documentary

 

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