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Documentary Filmmaking Step by Step

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Overview

From a 3-time Sundance alum, learn to make documentary films and videos from production to distribution on any budget

What you'll learn:
  • You will learn how to make a complete documentary feature or short film, from beginning to end; conception of the idea all the way to delivery and exhibition of the final film
  • Examples and insight into the filmmaking process through the unique lens of my own experience making award winning documentaries
  • Secrets and "producer hacks" that I've learned along the way and that no one else will tell you
  • Where I failed, so you won't make the same mistakes
  • Going rates for nearly all crew positions on a documentary feature or short (low/mid/high budget rates)
  • As a bonus you'll also get many free templates for you to download and use: contracts, agreements, budgets, schedules, forms

Get filmmaking secrets, from finding (and securing)financing, through surviving production, through distribution and everything in between from me, Adam Bhala Lough, a Spirit Award nominated, 3-time Sundance Film Festival alum and one of Filmmaker Magazine's Top 25 Indie Filmmakers to Watch.

Who am I?

I'm an internationally acclaimed 14-year vet with four documentaries currently on Netflix and three that were the #1 documentary on the iTunes charts. I've had an incredible amount of success in my career but Ihave also failed many, many times. You will learn where Ifailed along the way so you won't make the same mistakes.

I'm also a mentor at the Sundance Native labs and Latino Screenwriting labs and was a mentor at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival mentor sessions so Iknow how to teach in a concise and clear way.

Why should you take this course and not another?

You will get secrets only a seasoned pro can reveal- from the beauty of not paying insane clearance fees by claiming "fair-use,"to how to get into a film festival without any connections. It's all in this 5 hour course.

Other courses give general knowledge of how to make a film from people with very little actual real world experience. This course is taught directly from my experience making eight feature length documentary films, all of which have received worldwide distribution and been translated into many languages.

*Watch some of the documentary short films made by my students at youtube. com/worldcinema:

Rickshaw Girl by Muzahidul Islam Zahin, a filmmaker and activist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kwizera:A Story of Hope Born from Risiliance by Sahil Laul, a filmmaker based in the USA

Taught by

Adam Bhala Lough

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