Production/instruction for documentary film & Television
Located Inside MAKE.SHIFT Art Collective
306 Flora St. #9
Bellingham, WA 98228
SPRING QUARTER REGISTRATION IS GOING ON NOW!
DOC PRO ONE, TWO, & THREE starting at only 495$ per quarter!
Computers, editing, camera, & sound equipment included!
Space is limited, register today!
OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY, April 4th 6-9PM
Photo Credit: Nicole Barton
Spring quarter registration is going on now at The Documentary Center! and currently we have no plans to offer courses this summer so this will be your last chance to get started until next fall! Space is limited so register today!
Located downstairs inside Make.Shift Art Collective, The Documentary Center strives to give individuals the skills necessary to produce broadcast quality content from concept to completion. By focusing on documentary process, organization, and story telling we'll take you through drafting a topic proposal, making a casting spreadsheet, outlining, interviewing, scripting, shooting, and editing.
DOC PRO ONE starts you off with an introduction to all the skills you'll need either to prepare you for a life of producing broadcast quality personal projects or for entering a documentary production office one step ahead of the game.
DOC PRO ONE starts by turning on the computer, requires no previous experience or equipment and covers all major aspects of documentary production from casting to completion by teaching individuals to produce, shoot, and edit a short piece on a topic of their choosing. Doc Pro One covers topic proposals, casting, outlining, subject/location releases, interviewing, scripting, shooting for verite, shooting interviews, and basic editing for both verite and for interview.
DOC PRO TWO takes the skills established in DOC PRO ONE and expands them to include multiple verite scenes, multiple interviews, as well as introducing an introduction to project management and a more complicated look at the legalities concerning documentary film.
In DOC PRO TWO individuals will work on a longer documentary piece involving multiple scenes and secondary and tertiary interviews as well how to outline and script for longer, more complicated content. Other topics in this course included music licensing, film contracts and production management basics like how to draft a budget and create cost reports.
DOC PRO THREE serves as post production for DOC PRO TWO, over the course of the quarter students make outlines, transcriptions, paper edits and work to shape down the content they filmed in DOC PRO TWO until they have a broadcast quality piece about 10 minutes in length that is ready for titles and score.
Have a documentary project that is already in production? Have questions that need answers or do you just want to make sure that your project is on the right track? Bring your clips, comments, and questions to a FILM IN PROGRESS CONSULTATION and get some answers, leave with a clear idea about what needs to be done to get your project back on track. (45$ for a 2 hr session)
*For more information and specific class schedules check our "INSTRUCTION" page for registration information check on our "REGISTRATION". If you have any comments or questions please don't hesitate to call us at 360.510.7559 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.