The choices you make when filming an individual, situation or landscape form the lens through which your audience perceives your subject. As documentary filmmakers you are the conduit for the story. In this 3 hour workshop we will discuss the basics of every stage of documentary production. We will focus on the importance of research, project development, the art of the interview, different approaches to filming and preparing for the edit. Every formal choice you make when creating a documentary should conceptually reflect the subject of your documentary, we will discuss the why and the how of this statement!
Price: $40/50 (AFCOOP members / non-members)
Instructor: Marcia Connolly
Marcia Connolly is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer. Her independent films have shown internationally and nationally, including at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, the Toronto International Film Festival, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Hot Docs, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. Connolly's latest documentary in collaboration with Site Media Inc, "Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island" won Best Atlantic Documentary and she also received Best Cinematographer for the film at the 2015 Atlantic Film Festival.