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Documentary Filmmaking Intensive


Manhattan Edit Workshop and theC47 present the Documentary Filmmaking Intensive



This one week hands-on intensive will cover the art, pre-production, production and post-production of non-fiction filmmaking. Each student will take a small documentary project through pre-production, production and post-production during the program and we will screen all films at the end of the week.

Through hands-on exercises and demonstrations, instructors Josh Apter and Jem Schofield will lead you through documentary filmmaking techniques, project planning, producing, shooting and editing with the most popular tools on the market.


Among the topics covered:


  • The Art of Documentary Film
  • Cameras & Lenses
  • Sound Recording
  • Lighting, Shooting & Conducting Interviews (Interior and Exterior)
  • Single camera Verite Coverage
  • Pre-production & Planning your Project
  • Location Scouting
  • Shotlists
  • Organizing the edit
  • Writing & reorganizing in the edit room


Students are expected to have basic working knowledge of how to operate their camera systems and have basic sound recording experience. Basic editing skills are also expected for this class.

Notes: Students must bring their own video camera, tripod and basic audio package to the program. We would be happy to make cost effective recommendations on equipment. Each student will be provided with their own workstation for post-production.

Class size is limited so register early to take advantage of the early bird pricing and ensure a spot.

Early Bird Price: $995 

Class runs 10am - 5pm

Regular Price: $1,295

Maximum 12 students.


Register here.

Students must provide their own cameras. Each student will be provided with their own workstation.

Cost: $995

Certification cost: NA