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Ken Burns Teaches Documentary Filmmaking

NEW! Ken Burns Teaches Documentary Filmmaking

Ken Burns is arguably America’s most celebrated filmmaker of historical documentaries with nearly 40 years of masterful storytelling. Learn how the 15-time Emmy Award winner captures “the drama of truth” from first treatment to final edit. Part of the MasterClass series.

Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking

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

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.

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.

All Documentary Courses and Templates

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