Make a Cell Phone Documentary!

Multipart class

date First meeting: Monday, 9 February 2015 time 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

👤 Rob Flaherty 🏢 Washington Post


Documentaries are a powerful way to tell stories about your experiences. But the medium seems wholly inaccessible, right? Like you’d need a big camera rig and some lights and professional editors. The reality is that you can tell these stories using just your phone!

In these three classes, we’ll use your cell phones and computers to shoot and edit five-minute documentaries. In the first class, we’ll talk about documentary theory, shot composition, and editing, then brainstorm. Then you’ll go forth and shoot/edit; we’ll reconvene to critique and polish your work. For the third session, we’ll gather for a mini-film festival at Petworth Citizen.

Bring your laptop and a cell phone with video-recording capability. Also: Please, please only sign up if you plan to attend all three classes. Otherwise, you’re taking a slot away from someone who would.

Class meeting schedule

Session 2: Thursday, Feb. 19, 6:30-8 p.m., Washington Post
Register here.

Session 3: Tuesday, March 3, 6:30-8 p.m., Petworth Citizen
Register here.


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