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Feature Documentary Intensive

Behind the scenes of 'Blandville' | Dir. Tahnee McGuire

Become a Feature Documentary Filmmaker

Looking to get serious about your feature length documentary idea? Looking for constructive feedback and practical exercises to get you started the correct, industry standard way? This course will guide you from concept to pitch, with lectures, peer reviews and practical exercises to guide your feature documentary to pre-production.

Feature documentary modes and styles, theatrical vs. television, choosing the form to fit the story and the market

Breaking down your story and story arc, key character breakdowns, locations and access, refining your idea, writing a treatment

Interview techniques including camera placement, lighting and sound, filming multiple subjects, chaotic spaces and much more

Is the Feature Documentary Intensive right for you?

This course has been designed for those with the raw idea for a feature length documentary looking for guidance on development. It is for those looking to get serious about their feature length documentary idea, who want constructive feedback and practical exercises to get started in the correct, industry standard way.

Meet Your Tutors

Dylan Blowen

Award winning filmmaker Dylan Blowen began his career in Los Angeles working at Paramount and Universal. Later, he moved to…

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What you will need

No editing experience necessary. This course has been designed for those with the raw idea for a feature length documentary looking for guidance on development. It is only open to students aged 18 +.

Feature Documentary Intensive Offerings


03 Feb 2020 to 07 Feb 2020
Mon-Fri 9:30am- 5:00pm

Industry Price:

This price is available to all Australian screen and broadcast practitioners.

Course Price:

This is the standard course price.

AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

For more information call 1300 065 281, or register for future offerings.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

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