Documentary Filmmaking

Documentary Filmmaking


This 10-week course is designed as both a class for creating your own documentary short film and a historical & conceptual analysis of what defines a “documentary.” The goals are to become better filmmakers, storytellers and more knowledgeable and critical viewers of the documentary form. This will be accomplished through readings, lectures, hands-on lab filmmaking exercises and labs, screenings and production assignments. Each student will complete a 5-7 minute documentary short film by the end of the course.

Films completed in this course are eligible to be screened at multiple ASoF student showcases, including our SXSW Official Film Community Screening scheduled for March 2019.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: People who want to learn the art of documentary filmmaking, and those working towards their ASoF Digital Video Certificate.

CERTIFICATE: ASOF Digital Video Certificate Program core class

PREREQUISITES: Digital Filmmaking (for adults) or equivalent filmmaking experience. Students must be at least 16 years old to take this class.

This course and all ASoF courses are certified with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continue Professional Educational (CPE) credits.