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Documentary Bootcamp

Summer Bootcamp is back! If you’re looking to brush up on your producing skills, please join us for a 4-part series that takes a deep dive into the essentials of documentary filmmaking. These 3-hour workshops include participant case studies, special guests, resources for future projects, and an opportunity to connect with other filmmakers.

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/essentials-bootcamp-2021-tickets-161013009245

This workshop is ideal for filmmakers who have taken our Intro to Documentary series, and for people who have an understanding of the documentary filmmaking process.

WEEK 1: Wed Jul 28

Getting Started! Intro to Production, your Crew, and the Stakeholders

Dig into the production process, find the crew for you, and learn more about the key industry players. 

WEEK 2: Wed, Aug 4

What Are the Rules? Rights, Ethics and C19 Protocols 

Understanding ownership, considering ethics, and creating protocols for the health and safety of your team. 

WEEK 3: Wed, Aug 11

Finding the Money: Funding and Financing Essentials

A comprehensive overview of the funding available for Canadians, and how to create a financing structure for your project. 

WEEK 4: Wed, Aug 18

Line by Line! Budgeting for your Story

An intro to budgeting and a walk-through of the infamous Telefilm template, and how to make it work for you.

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