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Cinematic Documentary Filmmaking: Shoot, Edit, Launch

A course by Chloe White , Documentary Filmmaker and Director

Documentary Filmmaker and Director. Hastings, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2021

Learn how to make a documentary by creating a short film on a subject of your choice, from the initial research to the post-production process

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  • Audio: English, English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to make a documentary by creating a short film on a subject of your choice, from the initial research to the post-production process

A course by Chloe White

“I’m drawn to smaller stories that are told in a beautiful, intimate way. Mostly focused on the female experience and people living in the margins of society.”

Chloe White, is a documentary filmmaker and director of the production company, Whalebone Films. Her work has gone on to receive international acclaim, from Camden to Buenos Aires. She also produces content for clients such as the BBC, the Guardian and Topic.

In this online course, you’ll learn the entire process of documentary filmmaking, from the initial research and planning to the filming and editing. By the end of this creative journey, you’ll be able to share your personal vision of the world through your camera and onto the big screen.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 24 downloads

The Production Processes
19 minutes, 14 seconds
Developing the Idea
19 minutes, 4 seconds
Visualising the Film
15 minutes, 13 seconds
Writing a Proposal
6 minutes, 7 seconds
Technical Considerations
14 minutes, 17 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (99)
  • 6522 students
  • 18 lessons (4h 4m)
  • 24 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a 3-5–minute film on a subject of your choice.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in the world of cinema, and wants to create their very own short film from scratch.

Requirements and materials

Students should be familiar with using a camera. Basic editing skills are useful, but not necessary.

To take this course, you need something to film with, and access to video editing software like Premiere.


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Chloe White

A course by Chloe White

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Documentary Filmmaker and Director

Chloe White is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer and director of Whalebone Films. Her films are intimate, considered portraits, focusing mainly on the female experience. Chloe lectures in Documentary Film at the University College London and London College of Communications, and lives in Hastings, UK.

Her clients and partners include the Guardian, Topic, Al Jazeera, Nowness, BBC, Channel 4, Oxfam, Save the Children and the BFI. She has had films screen at festivals internationally including at Camden International Film Festival, Open City, and Sheffield Doc Fest and is a winner of the prestigious Macdowell fellowship.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Cinematic Documentary

    • What Is a Cinematic Documentary?
    • The Production Processes
  • U3

    Project Development

    • Developing the Idea
    • Visualising the Film
    • Writing a Proposal
  • U4

    The Shoot and the Edit

    • Technical Considerations
    • Prepping the Shoot
    • The Shoot 1
    • The Shoot 2
    • Editing the Footage 1
    • Editing the Footage 2
    • Editing the Footage 3
    • Editing the Footage 4
    • Editing the Footage 5
  • U5

    The Documentary Industry

    • Distribution and Promotion
    • Pitching and Funding
  • FP

    Final project

    • Cinematic Documentary Filmmaking: Shoot, Edit, Launch

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Cinematic Documentary Filmmaking: Shoot, Edit, Launch

A course by Chloe White
Documentary Filmmaker and Director. Hastings, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2021
  • 100% positive reviews (99)
  • 6522 students