WFG Media Lab | Monday, October 1st & Wednesday October 3rd | 7pm – 10pm
Are you interested in Documentary Filmmaking? Do you want to learn the process of getting a documentary from the ground to the big screen? Sign up for this two day introductory course to the world of Documentary film. The class will cover all the basics needed to succeed in the documentary film world.
Day 1: Back to Basics
- Story Structure applied to your Documentary
- Idea | Logline | 3 Acts
- Characters – Real people
- What is a Documentary?
- Short film VS Feature VS Episodes
- Shot Lists & Scripts
- Pitch your story!
Day 2: Start to Finish – Timeline of the film process
- Pre-Production: Research, Funding, and Paperwork!
- Principle Photography: Crew, Footage, and Interviews
- Post-Production: Organizing, Transcribing, Editing and more paperwork
- Distribution: Big screen or online. Don’t forget that trailer!
Students will be asked to bring an idea or subject they want to turn into a documentary to discuss in class. The class will begin promptly on time.
JJ Neepin is an indigenous Writer & Director based out of Winnipeg. With her sister and Producer Justina Neepin, they have created several short films with their production company JJNeepinFilms INC. Out of 250 applicants, JJ was selected for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television’s 2017 Apprenticeship for Women Directors program.
JJ has directed for documentary television such as APTN’s True Crime series Taken and APTN’s The Other Side. Her short films have screened at film festivals around the world including the CBC Short Doc HEADDRESS at Toronto’s 2017 Hot Docs, New Zealand’s Māori Land Festival and Montana’s Big Sky Documentary Festival. Her MTS Stories From Home film BAYLINE screened at the 2017 ImagineNATIVE festival and St.John’s International Women’s Festival.