Get Your Documentary Skills on

Where else can the public learn the ropes of doc film making on the cheap?

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channelAustin—one of the nation's few remaining, and Austin's only public access TV station—is offering a chance for the public to learn key aspects of how to make a documentary film in a rare, and possibly one-time course.

Linda Litowsky, a seasoned filmmaker and TV producer, and channelAustin's executive director, will teach the special documentary series, which is divided into three distinct classes:

Class 1: The Art of the Interview
April 30, 1pm to 4pm

Designed to offer the tools, tips, and talking points needed to develop the narrative for a documentary. An accompanying lab includes on-camera practice, from both sides of the lens.

Class 2: Creating "The Bible"
May 21, 1pm to 4pm

Detail oriented and organized and just really want to know how to pull it all together? Or, unorganized and clueless? Either way, this workshop can help. Learn what it takes to produce a Production Book or Call Sheet. Registered participants should submit a production plan to work from during the workshop by Wednesday, May 18th. The plan can be for a real or imaginary production. Participants with a laptop computer are encouraged to bring them to the class as well.

Class 3: The Magic of Digital Storytelling: Why Shot Compositions Matter
June 25, 1pm to 4pm

Find out what "up close and personal" really means. Learn to recognize the power of the close-up and how to engage audiences emotionally and positively. Hands-on camera experience is necessary for registered students to fully participate.

The price for each class is $45.

For questions or more information, contact channelAustin Training Director Karla Saldaña at:

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