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Documentary Filmmaking from Scratch

via Domestika


Learn how to develop an audiovisual piece from the initial idea to the post-production process and visually communicate your story

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Filmmaking
  • Before the Shooting
  • The Shooting
  • Post-production: Putting It All Together
  • Final Project

Film has the power to transport you to another world. Discover how to create your own cinematic world alongside filmmakers Jose Prada and Rene Strgar. In this course, get a closer look at the audiovisual industry and learn how to make your ideas into a cinematographic reality.

Discover documentary filmmaking by getting a complete walkthrough of the process. Jose and Rene teach you how to explore an idea, materialize it through film, and finalize it though post-production.


  • About Us
  • Influences
  • Filmmaking in the Internet Era
  • Basic Concepts to Get Started
  • The Short Documentary and the Portrait Genre
  • Choosing the Topic and Working with the Subject
  • Location Scouting
  • Putting Everything onto Paper
  • Equipment and Basics
  • A Quick Guide to Understanding Light
  • Camera Settings
  • The Interview
  • The B-Roll or Inserts
  • How to Approach the Editing
  • The Principles of Editing
  • The Editing Process
  • Exporting Your Masterpiece
  • Ryan
  • Documentary Filmmaking from Scratch

Taught by

Jose Prada & Rene Strgar

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