SUCCESSFUL PRACTICES AND PRINCIPLES
Participants will learn the practices and principles that have proven successful in this genre that the New York Times calls: films with an agenda. More than just a lesson on film making this course will include details about successful distribution, engagement campaigns and overall success stories that will inspire any filmmaker who sets upon a similar journey.
Live classes with students will also be a part of the infrastructure of this course. Participants will be able to listen on a live class and workshop conducted at Ringling College as part of the lead up to their own Virtual/Live experience. These classes will be taped and edited to give participants a dynamic view of how others are digesting this material.
Media that matters
A course overview on how to create cause-related documentaries and how to build a career making them.
Oil on Ice
The Fate of the Arctic National Wild Refuge.
A case study of how to communicate with the general public and Congress to protect America's last great Refuge.
Tony Geraci is a showcase of how great characters can drive a film.
This is a story of positive movement that demonstrates what's possible in our nation's schools.
DYNAMIC CASE STUDIES
Learn from successful documentary filmmakers and learn their challenges, processes and strategy. This approach will help participants refine their approach and put themselves in a position to succeed.
AUDIENCE DEVELOPEMNT & DISTRIBUTION
A key element to creating a successful documentary is to develop a distribution strategy in ADVANCE of production. Making Media that Matters highlights strategies for linking production to audience development so the work can be seen and make a difference.
Access to Documents
A variety of documents and templates will be discussed including: release forms, schedules, budgets, distribution contracts, rights and insurance will be shared with students.
What you'll achieve
Participants will learn the practices and principles that have proven successful in this genre that the New York Times calls: films with an agenda. More than just a lesson on filmmaking this course will include details about successful distribution, engagement campaigns and overall success stories that will inspire any filmmaker who sets upon a similar journey.
Critical to success in this area are story-telling techniques, understandingthe role of characters that drive these stories and nuanced production skills from lighting to sound, editing to graphics.
Throughout the course we'll be focused on Case Studies of successful films to demonstrate the power of this medium to create awareness, to change public opinion and to enact legislation.
This is an on line non-credited course.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion.