Charlotte Unconventional Film School is presenting a series of workshops on how to make your first documentary.
The series is free, and takes place on four Thursdays, from October 10th to October 31st, 2019, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Main Library, 310 N. Tryon Street.
Follow the above link to register.
This is an opportunity for adults to wrap their head around the steps it takes to make a documentary from scratch. There will be an emphasis on peer-to-peer support and working together on individual projects.
The group will learn by doing as each class will be spent actually making a video about the library where we are meeting.
The workshops will be led by Julie McElmurry, Director of Charlotte Unconventional Film School, who is self-taught and has completed six documentaries.
This will be for adults who already have an idea for a very short documentary and need some guidance and deadlines.
Over 4 sessions, students will be given deadlines for figuring out and arranging various things. They will be given an intro to basic video editing software, taught how to interview, taught how to create an outline for the documentary and shown some examples of other documentaries that are engaging and informative.
Students will work together to create 2-3 two minute videos for the library for example, highlighting the branch where we are meeting.
A fifth session will take place a month or two later and feature a screening of the work in an event that is free and open to the public.