Change the World: Make a Social Issue Documentary | Skillshare Projects

Jill Jones

Story Producer



Change the World: Make a Social Issue Documentary

Milestone 1-2: 

Class Description: 

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.

Project: Create a log-line pitch for your documentary 

First, we will determine a social issue that matters to you. 

Then, you will find a real-life character to follow who is relevant to your cause. 

Finally, you will write a one-sentence log-line pitching the concept of your film. We'll use the project gallery to get feedback on your idea.

Extra Credit: Choose a photograph that helps depict your story and upload to the project gallery!

Milestone 3:

See the link to my class outline.

Milestone 4:

Intro video:

My class is complete! Please let me know what you think of the intro video, and if you feel like watching the whole 14-minute class, I would love your feedback! Cheers! 


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