HAWAI'I

DOC CLUB

VIRTUAL DOCUMENTARY 

FILMMAKING WORKSHOP

BASED IN HAWAI'I

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JUL 27 

Classes start again on July 27!

Register for our virtual workshops to ensure your place before it begins.

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JUL 20

Apply by July 20 to be considered for a full or partial tuition scholarship for the upcoming workshops.

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JUL 9

Join us online for a live Q&A to learn more about the upcoming workshop, and scholarship for our 2021 program.

2021 DOCUMENTARY FILM WORKSHOPS

OVERVIEW​ //

  • Classes meet once per week for eight (8) weeks (Hawaii-time)

  • Classes will be taught live, online (Zoom)

  • Minimum course enrollment: four (4) students per class

  • Maximum course enrollment: twelve (12) students per class

  • Tuition: $450 per course

  • Scholarship applications close five (5) days prior to the class start dates

  • Scholarship awards announced two (2) days prior to the class start dates

DATES​ & DETAILS //

CLASS 1: DEVELOPING YOUR DOCUMENTARY STORY 

 

Summer Course Dates:

  • Tuesdays, July 27 – September 14, 2021  |  5:00 PM – 7:30 PM HST

  • Apply for a scholarship by July 20 at 8 PM HST to be considered for tuition reduction.

DESCRIPTION

Non-fiction filmmaking looks to real-life events and personal experiences for inspiration. This live, online course combines conceptual and practical filmmaking skills to help you understand the process of creating a documentary film from start to finish through a producing lens.

 

Weekly viewing assignments will help you understand different documentary approaches and drive class discussions to help you identify ethical issues to avoid in documentary filmmaking today.  

 

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Storytellers with an idea for a short or feature-length documentary looking for guidance and the support of a community

  • Documentary filmmakers with a short film they’d like to expand on into a series or feature

  • For filmmakers of all levels

 

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand the styles and methods used to create a documentary film

  • Practice interview techniques to help drive your story

  • Translate your visual goals with film style sheets or storyboards

  • Create a project timeline and basic production budget

  • Learn how to develop a treatment and fundraising strategy unique to your film

  • Identify ethical issues in documentary filmmaking 

  • Communicate your story by practicing a 2-minute pitch

  • Learn to prepare your project for post-production using footage logs and paper edits

  • Develop your outreach and engagement strategies for impact campaigns

How to apply for full or partial tuition scholarship for Summer 2021

One (1) full scholarship and two (2) partial scholarships will be available for our workshops. To be considered for reduced cost or full tuition coverage you must submit a short essay.
  • 2021 Summer Scholarship Applications will be accepted starting JUNE 1

  • Submissions will close at 8PM HST, JULY 20

  • Awards will be announced, JULY 23

  • Summer classes start JULY 27 

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