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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 producer and director Dylan Blowen began his career in Los Angeles working at Paramount and Universal on feature drama.…

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What you will need

No editing experience is 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 +.

COVID-SAFE REQUIREMENTS

Currently, AFTRS is in the Orange Zone of the AFTRS COVID-Safe Roadmap.

This means the requirements for all staff and students coming into the AFTRS building are as follows:

  • Proof of full vaccination (or a certified medical exemption plus a negative COVID test within 72 hrs before entry)
  • Service NSW QR Code Check-in & AFTRS QR Code check-in
  • Mandatory Mask wearing in all public spaces, teaching rooms & workspaces
  • Maintain 1.5 meters physical distance at all times
  • Anyone who has been interstate from NSW in the last 7 days needs to present a negative COVID test within 72 hrs of entry
  • Anyone who has a ‘Red Warning’ in Service NSW App from potential contact with a positive COVID case in the last 7 days needs to present a negative test since that date at entry

You will not be permitted entry if you fail to comply with any of the above, if you are awaiting the results of a COVID test, are a close contact, or are unwell and presenting any symptoms.

All students participating in face-to-face courses are required to adhere to the AFTRS COVID-Safe Requirements as directed by AFTRS.

AFTRS reserves the right to update or amend AFTRS’ COVID-Safe Requirements at any time for any reason.

AFTRS reserves the right to suspend any student from a face-to-face course for any failure to adhere to the AFTRS COVID-Safe Requirements.

Any student from a face-to-face course suspended due to a failure to adhere to the AFTRS COVID-Safe Requirements will not be eligible for any partial or full course fee refund.

Read more about AFTRS’ COVID-Safe protocols here.

To find out about future offerings of this course, register your interest. For more information email info@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This course is for students aged 18+ only.

If a student 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 penalty.

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled by AFTRS prior to commencement a 100% refund or credit note of the course fees paid will be provided.

Should AFTRS need to cancel a course after commencement, but before its completion, reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule. If rescheduling is not feasible, it is at AFTRS sole discretion to issue either full or partial credit notes depending on the circumstances.

AFTRS will make every effort to ensure the scheduled run of any course.

If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with AFTRS that the course is confirmed before you make your travel bookings. This decision is dependent on course enrolments meeting minimum numbers. AFTRS is not liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred through course cancellation at any time for any reason.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds here.