Documentary Storytelling Workshop

Discover your identity as a storyteller and focus on the stories that matter most to you and that you can best tell. Learn how to successfully structure compelling narratives with a scene-based, character-driven approach. With this hands-on course, you will also learn how to avoid the pitfalls of stories that tell rather than show, that leave your viewer passive rather than engaged.

Through a dynamic combination of in-class presentations, technique-building exercises, and informative discussions, you will experience the process of researching, developing, planning, structuring, and scripting a story for production. We will explore the various genres of documentary filmmaking and see how stories evolve through the stages of pre-production, production, and post-production.

Start Date: 5/25/21

End Date: 6/29/21

Meeting Days:

Tuesdays (six sessions)
(5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29)

Meeting Times: 6pm-8pm (online via Zoom)

Instructor: Michael Sheridan

Location: MassArt, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Prerequisites: No previous experience needed. See previous student work here.

Equipment and Material Requirements: None