A to Z of Documentary Producing: From Creation to Distribution
Duration: 2 days (weekend)
Capacity: Max. 12 participants
Fee: £275 10% Early Bird discount available for limited period.
The course is suitable for absolute beginners and those who already have some experience of documentary filmmaking, but want to learn how it all fits together in order to understand how a project is managed from start to finish.
Participant’s ideas will be discussed within an industry context with guidance given on how to develop their idea further. Existing treatments, taster tapes and documentaries will be used to illustrate useful points. And ideas will be workshopped in the group providing useful external feedback. By the end of the course participants will be able to shape their ideas more clearly and have a better understanding of how they could fit into the market place.
The second part of the course takes participants through schedules and budgets along with a guide on how to generate the necessary legal and compliance paperwork.
Long or short, fully-financed or funded through favours – this will provide researchers, assistant producers and fledgling independent film makers with a solid grounding in all aspects of producing, from ideas generation to pitching, from budgeting to the back end and from copyright to contracts.
- To provide a rigorous framework for deciding which ideas to develop and to understand what makes a treatment good and whether you need a taster tape.
- To workshop participants’ ideas and to explore how to make them appeal to funders and how to approach commissioners, co-producers and production companies.
- To provide a guide as to how budgets work.