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Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking

*Partner Course

Legendary film director Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn
) teaches storytelling, cinematography, locations, self-financing, documentary interview techniques, and how to bring your story ideas to life. Part of the MasterClass series.




Philip Bloom Cinematic Masterclass

*Partner Course

Available in gorgeous 4K resolution, Philip Bloom’s Cinematic Masterclass is a 9+ hour journey that will educate, entertain and inspire you in the art and science of filmmaking. 




Documentary Budgeting Masterclass with Jilann Spitzmiller

Documentary Budgeting Masterclass

Jilann Spitzmiller has raised more than $1-million for her documentary projects and teaches her exact methods and insights for creating professional documentary budgets that win funding. Get the stand-alone masterclass or full budgeting system with templates.




The Art Of Visual Storytelling with Alex Buono

*Partner Course

Director of Photography for the Saturday Night Live film unit, Alex Buono teaches advanced techniques for lighting, lens selection, blocking, camera movement, audio, workflow, camera settings, visual structure, and more, to help you improve your filmmaking results. 




Documentary Storytelling & Scriptwriting with Oscar-Nominated Daniel Raim

Documentary Storytelling & Scriptwriting with Oscar-Nominated Daniel Raim

Is your documentary a big jumbled mess of ideas? Learn how to turn complex real life stories into compelling films. Go step by step through the pre-production, production and storytelling process to create a powerful documentary that entertains, enlightens & inspires.




Making A Short Documentary with Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur

Making A Short Documentary with Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur

*Partner Course

Learn how to capture real life stories and create meaningful films. Award winning documentarians and photojournalists Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur break down the technical and creative choices that go into crafting a short documentary. 



All Documentary Courses and Templates



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