DIY Documentary Mobile
8 Mondays, February 1 – March 22
Final showcase [online]: April 2 [tentative]
The Mobile DIY Documentary class will guide you through the creation of a short nonfiction film using only your mobile phone!
Students of all experience levels are welcome!
DIY films can be about anything! Walk the viewer through your favorite quarantine hobby, tell the story of your grandmother through archival material and remote interviews, show us the way the trees in your garden grow, or film what’s going on out in the world–from a safe distance!
In past D.I.Y. Documentary Mobile classes, students have produced films on everything from hauntings to fish tanks to learning how to be a mother when you were never mothered yourself.
You provide the story, we’ll provide technical support and instruction with an emphasis on effective storytelling.
Please be aware that students will need to work outside of class to shoot and edit their films.
**In these unprecedented times, we encourage students to lean into the tools you have available, to make conscious decisions about the look and feel of your film with those tools in mind, and to take pride in the restrictions!**
Finished films will screen at a live virtual premiere on April 2! Invite your friends and family to attend!
Technical Details & Considerations:
– Students will use their mobile phones to shoot and edit their documentaries. This is not a computer-based course.
-Mobile DIY Documentary will be taught using Zoom video chat.
– We highly encourage students to use the Kinemaster video editing app for their DIY project. This will allow our instructor to provide unified instruction and to assist with technical difficulties. Students should factor in the cost of the app when they sign up for the class. You can purchase 2 months of use for $6.
– Please be aware that you will need adequate storage space on your mobile phone to complete this project