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Documentary Video Bootcamp


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Tower 310

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday



In this immersive, hands-on learning experience, participants develop an understanding of the components of filmmaking, including shooting techniques, composition, sound, scene-based and character-driven storytelling, interviewing, and editing. Students develop skills through a series of exercises and discussions. Open to all levels. Where possible, students bring their own digital video camcorder and tripod (if it accepts an external microphone and provides audio monitoring) to learn to work with it. Limited to 12 students.

This class has ended.

Michael Sheridan is a filmmaker and educator. For 15 years Michael has taught filmmaking at the community and university level. In 1996 he co-founded Oxfam America’s documentary production unit, and later served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia. In 2010, Michael founded Community Supported Film to provide intensive training in documentary filmmaking to storytellers … Read more