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Change the World: Make a Social Issue Documentary

Jill Jones, Story Producer

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7 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Why Social Issue Docs?

    • 3. Choosing an Issue

    • 4. Finding a Character

    • 5. Writing a Logline

    • 6. Extra Credit!

    • 7. Closing Thoughts

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About This Class

In this class, you will develop a concept for your own social issue documentary. You don't need any filming equipment. We are starting with the most important part of the film: the idea. 

I will be using my own documentary film SPECTRUM as an example throughout the class. 


Who is this class for?

Anyone who is curious about documentaries or excited about making a difference in the world. You don't need to be an experienced filmmaker. Just bring your heart and your mind.


Artwork Acknowledgment: 

Blackfish Poster by CNN Films & Magnolia Pictures

The Act of Killing Poster by Joshua Oppenheimer & Final Cut for Real

Jackass Poster by Paramount Pictures & MTV Films

Spectrum logo by artist Bess Yontz





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Jill Jones

Story Producer


I work in Los Angeles as a Story Producer and Associate Producer for documentary and unscripted TV.

I have produced content for ESPN FILMS (What Makes Us), NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, (The Raft), ANIMAL PLANET (Treehouse Masters), BRAVO (Top Chef), ABC (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), MTV (Catfish), and CBS (3).

In addition, I produce independent documentary work with the company NANUQ ORIGINAL We create live action and animated branded content for non-profits like the ...

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