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Documentary Camera

Starts November 7

1 session: Saturday, November 7, 10am–5pm

This class explores the technical and creative uses of the video camera for documentary filmmaking, and what role the camera plays in different types of documentaries. Topics include: camera selection, the interview, storytelling, and camera techniques. Students will have the chance to visit a local business to shoot a short documentary. DSLR and other HD video cameras will be available for the class to use. Students are welcomed to bring their own cameras as well. There is a lunch break.

Tuition: $175 regular/$130 member/$100 low-income

Nick Clausen_WebNick Clausen is an Emmy award-winning digital filmmaker with over twenty years of experience in film and television. After working in television news for many years, Nick moved into documentary production where he produces videos for the New York Times, the Travel Channel, and Twin Cities Public Television. Nick’s documentary short Sidewalk Sonata has played in multiple film festivals across the United States as well as winning the Audience Favorite award at the Twin Cities Film Festival. Nick is currently completing his documentary Derailed as it follows a handful of businesses that struggle to survive light-rail construction.

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  • Registration deadlines are listed with course descriptions. Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must be paid in full to be valid.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached, IFP MN may cancel the class. If so, students will be notified the week of the class and receive a full refund.
  • For students wishing to cancel a registration prior to the registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $15 administration fee. For cancellations after the registration deadline but prior to the first session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $15 administration fee. Once a course begins, no refunds will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.
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November 7, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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November 6
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1 session: Saturday, November 7, 10am–5pm