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Intro to Documentary

Early Bird Course Price:
$405

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

Over 16s

Sat-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

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Explore the role of a Documentary Filmmaker

Have an idea for a documentary but aren’t sure where to start? Interested to learn more about the genre, including factual TV/documentary series, feature documentary and online docs? This weekend course, led by Industry expert Dylan Blowen, will give you a great introduction and show you how to start moving your documentary ideas into production.

Includes a brief history of documentary aesthetics & genres, and an overview of stylistic choices you can chose for your content

Through simple practical interview exercises learn how to ask questions that will give you the content to tell your story and get useful footage from chaotic situations

Get essential info about Australian documentary funding bodies/funding sources, film festival strategies and distribution models

Is the Intro to Documentary right for you?

This course is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of the Documentary genre, but have a strong interest in storytelling and connecting with audience through telling true stories. The two days will be made up of lectures, screenings and discussion, and some practical exercises planned to get you out of your seats and thinking on your feet.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • The interviewer/interviewing styles (Errol Morris, Michael Moore, Barbara Kopple, John Pilger, etc.)
  • What is documentary? What is reality? What is the difference and is there always a point of view?
  • Developing your own concepts: where to start/breaking down an idea.

What you will need

No prior knowledge or experience is required, however you should have a strong interest in storytelling and connecting with audience through telling true stories.

This course is open to students aged 16 years and over (students under 18 must complete an Under 18 consent form).

Intro To Documentary Offerings

Sydney

16 Mar 2019 to 17 Mar 2019
Sat-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

Early Bird Course Price:
$405

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

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

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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