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Why Social Issue Docs?1:27
Choosing an Issue2:01
Finding a Character2:16
Writing a Logline2:09
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.
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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An interesting and well organised class to watch. I like that Jill decided to go with small bite sized classes, that will cover various aspects of making a social issue documentary.
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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 Young Storytellers Foundation.
Most recently, I produced a social issue documentary about autism and sensory perception. The film premiered at the United Nations for their International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Watch the film: spectrumstory.com.
I'm here to share what I know, learn from others, and find a community of creators who want to change the world.