Documentary Structure and Storytelling: The Essentials of Documentary Storytelling (IE1-1140)

Sep 18, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT

NEW Docs In Progress Location

801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States


Registration Information
Late Registration for Documentary Structure and Storytelling: The Essentials of Documentary Storytelling (IE1-1140)
$125
Sale Ends: Sep 18, 2018 10:00 PM EDT
To register for this session only
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Late Registration for Documentary Structure and Storytelling Package (IE1-1140)
$275
Sale Ends: Sep 18, 2018 10:00 PM EDT
For all 3 sessions of the Story and Structure Class Series (The Essentials of Documentary Storytelling - 9/18, The Big Picture of Documentary Structure - 9/25 and Documentary Structure: Case Studies - 10/2)
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Event Description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Just because documentary filmmaking is about recording actuality, filmmakers still need to pay the same attention to visual storytelling as you would with any fiction film. In this workshop, you will learn more about the tools of screen grammar and sequencing, how to break down a situation into the right shots, and deliver footage that makes sense (and saves you time and money) in the edit room.

This workshop is part of a series of three documentary structure-focused workshops which also include Documentary Structure and Storytelling: The Big Picture of Documentary Structure (9/25) and Documentary Structure and Storytelling: Structure Case Studies (10/2) .  If you are working on your first documentary, it is recommended you sign up for all three sessions since they build on each other.  However, it is also possible to sign up for these sessions a la carte.

LEVEL
I/II – Aimed at filmmakers who have, at least some basic experience with production and are working on a specific project.

FEES

Documentary Structure Package (all three workshops):
$250 (register/pay through September 3) - $25 discount for Docs Insider Premium Members. Use Promo Code that was provided.
$275 Late Registration Fee (register/pay September 4 until filled) - No discounts

Session 1 only:
$100 (register/pay through September 3) - $25 discount for Docs Insider Premium Members. Use Promo Code that was provided.
$125 Late Registration Fee (register/pay September 4 until filled) - No discounts

DOCS INSIDERS DISCOUNT AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDER COMPS
If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program at the Premium level, you can get a $25 discount on the registration fees for this workshop if you register by the Regular deadline. If you are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. To get the discount, you will enter a Promo Code when you get to the payment. If you missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it.

HOW TO REGISTER?
Click the "Register Now" button towards the top of the page. Because of limited space (maximum 15 participants) and popularity of this class, advanced registration is highly recommended. 

NOTE ON PAYMENT
Full payment must be received to gurantee you a spot in the class.

If you are paying by credit card, select the "Paypal" option (you can pay by credit card even if you don't have a Paypal account). Payment must be made at the same time you complete the online registration form.

If you are paying by check, you still need to register online, but select "Pay by Check or Wire".  Make check payable to “Docs In Progress” and mail to:

Docs In Progress
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Write the name of the workshop in the memo line)

Your registration will be completed once your payment is received.  

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Adele Schmidt is no stranger to the Docs In Progress community.  As the co-founder of the organization in 2004 and staff member from 2009-2010, Adele was instrumental in helping the organization expand beyond its signature work-in-progress screenings to provide a full array of educational, professional development, and mentoring programs for emerging documentary filmmakers. In addition to more than 15 years working as a producer, director, editor, and consulting producer for award-winning long-form documentaries and short feature films, Adele has extensive teaching experience. She is an adjunct professorial lecturer in film and video production for graduate and undergraduate students at American University and also teaches field production at Fairfax Public Access TV, and has also taught film and video production and scriptwriting courses in Mexico City. She has also served as a panelist for the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, reviewing applications in the disciplines of writing, philosophy, history, and media arts.

LOCATION
Docs In Progress 
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

If you are familiar with downtown Silver Spring and know where the Whole Foods is, there is a parking lot behind that. Behind that parking lot is a church. Behind the church is an office building at the corner of Wayne and Cedar. That's our building. It also houses a hair salon called Turning Point which is visible from Wayne.
 
A map and more detailed directions are on this page: http://www.docsinprogress.org/contact
Office number if you need to reach us is still 301-789-2797.
 
PARKING:
 
If you are driving, it is possible to park in the lot at the building (enter from Cedar or Wayne) in a Visitor Spot or on the street nearby (meters are only in effect until 6 pm). Please DO NOT park in any spot marked “Reserved.” Cars that park in reserved spots are often towed.
 
The closest large parking facility is the Wayne Avenue Garage on Wayne Avenue next to the Silver Spring Washington Sports Club. There is usually plenty of parking there, and no fee to use it on Saturdays and Sundays.


REFUND POLICY
If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:
Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund
Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund
Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund

WEATHER POLICY
In the event of seriously inclement weather, we will make a decision by 3 pm on whether to cancel that evening’s programs. (For Saturday classes, we will make the decision by 6 pm on Friday). If you have not received a notification from your instructor or the Educational Programs Manager, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).
 

PAYMENT
Full payment must be received in order to hold a spot in this workshop. To qualify for date-based pricing, payment must be received by the deadline date. If you are paying by credit card or PayPal, you must do so at the time of registration (this can only be done online). If you do not feel comfortable paying online, you may send a check made payable to "Docs In Progress" with the title of the program noted in the memo line. Mail to Docs In Progress, 8700 1st Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

REFUND POLICY
If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:
Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund
Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund
Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund

WEATHER POLICY
In the event of inclement weather, we will make a decision by 3 pm on whether to cancel that evening’s programs. (For weekend classes, we will make the decision by 6 pm on Friday). If you have not received a notification from your instructor, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).

Location
NEW Docs In Progress Location
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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