Documentary Story Development
This online course features the following types of interaction:
- Live meetings
- Live critiques
Discover your identity as a storyteller and focus on the stories that matter most to you and that you can best tell. Learn how to successfully structure compelling narratives with a scene-based, character-driven approach. With this hands-on course, you will also learn how to avoid the pitfalls of stories that tell rather than show, that leave your viewer passive rather than engaged.
Through a dynamic combination of in-class presentations, weekly technique-building exercises, and informative discussions, you will experience the process of researching, developing, planning, structuring, and scripting a story for production. We will explore the various genres of documentary filmmaking and see how stories evolve through the stages of pre-production, production, and post- production.
Equipment Requirements: None
This online class uses the ZOOM platform.
Michael Sheridan is a filmmaker and educator who has produced documentary and experimental films for local, national, and international social-issue and cultural organizations. PBS, ABC, National Geographic, TLC, and Discovery have aired Michael’s work as a producer, cameraman and editor. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Cyberarts Festival and many other galleries have exhibited his … Read more