WCAT Offering Introduction To Documentary Filmmaking Class

Wakefield Cable Access TV offering this 8-week course starting on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

The following is an announcement from Wakefield Cable Access TV:

In addition to their already announced Digital Photography Workshop, WCAT is offering another class to the public entitled Introduction To Documentary Filmmaking. The class is an eight week course beginning Wednesday February 6th  from 7:30 to 9:30 and will be taught by WCAT’s Technical Coordinator Scott Kurland.

“Documentary filmmaking is a huge component to the inner workings of the television and film industry, and this class will provide local filmmakers with the tools they need to start on their own cinematic journey,” said Kurland. “Being a documentarian myself I’m always urging people to pick up a camera and record the world around them. This workshop will allow people to do that, as well as providing examples of other famous documentarians.”

The Class Will Cover The Following Topics:

-  Finding Your Story

-  Pitching Your Film

-  Creating An Outline

-  Gathering Interviews

-  Filming

-  The Editing Process

-  Showcasing Your Work

This class will be a well structured and comfortable working environment, no idea is too small, and everyone will work in groups to achieve a final film product. The final films will be shown on the last day of class Wednesday, March 27th.

The class is open to anyone, no film experience is necessary you will be taught how to work with the equipment in class. WCAT members may attend the workshop free, as part of their membership; the cost for non-members is $40.00.

For more information on the Introduction To Documentary Filmmaking Class or to sign up, call Rachel Julien, Program Coordinator or Scott Kurland, Technical Coordinator at 781.224.0300.


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