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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15
Teacher: Yoruba Richen

What you'll learn in this film production class:

The documentary form is exploding. In 2018, the top three grossing docs brought in nearly $50 million at the box office and streaming platforms such as Netflix and Hulu are packed with documentary series.

This full-day class will be lead by Yoruba Richen, whose most recent work, “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom,” aired on The Smithsonian Channel in February 2019. The documentary serves as a reality check on the fictionalized Oscar-winning movie “Green Book,” which among other things, erroneously suggests that segregation and racism existed only in the South.

Yoruba will cover:

  • The basic elements and visual demands of documentary storytelling
  • Picking an approach
  • Structure and design (Narrative, theme, arc, characters)
  • Ethical issues
  • Applying journalism skills to the art of filmmaking
  • Tips for shooting and editing
  • Developing and pitching a documentary story idea

You will also craft and review your documentary film ideas in a safe and constructive environment.

What to bring: Bring some documentary ideas or footage you would like to show

Some web video or broadcast news experience is helpful but not required

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