[Hands On] Make your First Documentary (4 Weeks, Nov.-Dec. Edition)

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Every week on Thursday until November 21, 2019

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Hands-On Make Your First Short Documentary
Session 2 (4 weeks)
Plan to be there for all 4 weeks. Nov 7,14,21 Dec.5)
To be offered for 4 weeks in a row on Thursday nights in November.
To be offered a total of two times in the fall at two different libraries.

WHAT This is an opportunity for adults to wrap their head around the steps it takes to make a documentary from scratch. There will be an emphasis on peer-to-peer support and working together on individual projects. We will learn by doing as each class will be spent actually making a video about the library where we are meeting.

WHO Led by Julie McElmurry, Director of Charlotte Unconventional Film School, self-taught and has completed six documentaries. This will be for adults who already have an idea for a very short documentary and need some guidance and deadlines. We will identify an online course to do as part of this class.

WHERE This will take place at one library.

WHEN This would take place over the course of 4 weekly sessions on a weeknight. 7-8:30

WHY Because documentary is becoming more popular. People want true-to-life content and it is easier than ever to capture footage and make a movie out of it.

HOW Over 4 sessions, students will be given deadlines for figuring out and arranging various things. They will be given an intro to basic video editing software, taught how to interview, taught how to create an outline for the documentary and shown some examples of other documentaries that are engaging and informative. We will work together to create 2-3 two minute videos for the library for example, highlighting the branch where we are meeting.

A fifth session will take place a month or two later and feature a screening of our work in an event that is free and open to the public.