Documentary Filmmaking Masterclass — Learn how to Plan, Write and Shoot your Documentary Film

Hein Ungerer, Filmmaker, Mentor, Trainer

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9 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Lesson 01 - Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking

      5:01
    • 2. Lesson 02 - What is a Good Story

      9:43
    • 3. Lesson 03 - Focus

      6:56
    • 4. Lesson 04 - Narrative Structure

      12:50
    • 5. Lesson 05 - The Shooting Script

      8:55
    • 6. Lesson 06 - Shooting Your Film

      12:22
    • 7. Lesson 07 - The Edit Script

      8:12
    • 8. Lesson 08 - Writing Voice Over

      6:16
    • 9. Lesson 09 - Summing Up

      2:23
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About This Class

Documentary Filmmaking Masterclass — Learn how to Plan, Write and Shoot your Documentary Film

This course will give students who are making or are planning to make documentary films a solid framework for producing factual films, providing filmmakers with the skills to keep control of the process of filmmaking thereby ensuring that the film's storyline is realized.

I have designed the lessons in such a way that they are more informative than prescriptive. Filmmaking for me is a very personal activity and I tend to read, watch and experience as much as I can on the subject and then bringing it all together I choose the best way for me to approach a specific film. And I strongly suggest you do too – see what works for you and run with that and what does not work for you – let it go!

Lessons in this course:
01 - Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking
02 - What is a Good Story
03 - Focus
04 - Narrative Structure
05 - The Shooting Script
06 - Shooting Your Film
07 - The Edit Script
08 - Writing Voice Over
09 - Summing Up

I hope you enjoy and learn from this course. I have added some projects to do after completing the course and I will be very happy to discuss these with you once you have completed them.