Timetable of Current Courses


Fall 2018

August

Aug 13 (Mon): Photo Projects starts at 7 pm
Aug 16 (Thu): ONLINE Intro Seminar: Traditions starts at 7 pm
Aug 18 (Sat): Photo from Concept to Print to Gallery starts at 1 pm


September

Sep 4 (Tue): Directing Your Doc starts at 6:30 pm
Sep 4 (Tue): Make That Audio Doc starts at 7 pm
Sep 5 (Wed): NEW ONLINE Street Photo starts at 7 pm
Sep 6 (Thu): Digital Printmaking starts at 6 pm
Sep 8 (Sat): NEW Hybrid Doc starts at 10 am

Sep 10 (Mon): Audio Projects starts at 7 pm
Sep 10 (Mon): Intro to Video Field Production starts at 6:30 pm
Sep 11 (Tue): NEW Painting for Multimedia starts at 6:30 pm
Sep 11 (Tue): Video Projects starts at 7 pm
Sep 13 (Thu): NEW Intro to “Monumental” Audio starts at 6:30 pm
Sep 15 (Sat): NEW Decolonizing Documentary starts at 10 am
Sep 15 (Sat): ONSITE and ONLINE Writing the Doc Script starts at 10 am

Sep 17 (Mon): ONLINE Long-Term Visual Storytelling starts at 7 pm

Sep 24 (Mon): Night Photo starts at 6 pm
Sep 26 (Wed): Intro to Video Editing starts at 6:30 pm
Sep 28 (Fri): Street Photo starts at 9 am


October

Oct 11 (Thu): NEW ONLINE The Nonfiction Story starts at 7 pm

Oct 17 (Wed): ONLINE Portraiture starts at 7 pm
Oct 18 (Thu): Intro Seminar: Ethics & Practice starts at 6:15 pm
Oct 20 (Sat): Family Archive starts at 10 am
Oct 20 (Sat): ONSITE and ONLINE Three-Act Structure starts at 10 am

Oct 23 (Tue): Flash Nonfiction starts at 7 pm
Oct 27 (Sat): NEW Nature Writing starts at 10 am
Oct 27 (Sat): NEW The Video Portrait starts at 10 am

Oct 29 (Mon): Final Seminar starts at 7 pm
Oct 29 (Mon): ONLINE Final Seminar starts at 7 pm
Oct 30 (Tue): Intro to Editing Digital Photos starts at 7 pm
Oct 30 (Tue): ONLINE Make That Audio Doc starts at 7 pm


November

Nov 1 (Thu): Darkroom Photo starts at 6 pm
Nov 3 (Sat): NEW Distribution Strategies starts at 10 am

Nov 5 (Mon): ONLINE Smartphone Filmmaking starts at 7 pm
Nov 8 (Thu): ONLINE Family Archive starts at 7 pm
Nov 10 (Sat): NEW Filming Docs Abroad starts at 10 am


December

Dec 7 (Fri): Certificate Graduation starts at 7 pm



Outside the Borders: Filming Documentaries Abroad


Filming abroad—whether it’s contract work or one’s passion project—calls for a different mindset than filming domestically. One must minimize equipment carried; understand political/social/religious differences and protocols; arrange for an in-country “fixer” to handle logistical challenges; and anticipate disruptions like power outages, noise, and transportation glitches. This workshop provides tips and best practices, based on the instructor’s experience filming short educational videos for international nonprofits in Bangladesh, Jamaica, Kenya, and South Africa, and personal passion projects in Ecuador, Egypt, Panama, and Spain. (3 hours/All Levels)

Kim Best worked for twenty years as a science/medical writer and editor for daily newspapers and an international nonprofit. She learned video production at the Center for Documentary Studies, earning the Certificate in Documentary Arts in 2010. In short videos, she shares the work and successes of international nonprofits, highlights worthy causes and individuals, and tells offbeat tales. See her work at kimberlybest.com.

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