Lunch + Learn: Creating a Social Impact through Documentary Film

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Lunch + Learn: Creating a Social Impact through Documentary Film

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Documentaries can be a powerful engine of change in society. Films like "The Cove" and "Super Size Me" have raised awareness on some of today’s social issues. What are you passionate about? What kind of topic or injustice do you want to shed light on? In this lunch & learn you will get some great ideas about how to start making a documentary that has the power to create a social impact.

Documentaries require more time and effort than people think. Shooting a documentary is not just grabbing a camera and interviewing people. In this lunch and learn award winning documentary filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan- Lee who has had his work featured on PBS, The New York Times, and National Geographic, will teach you his method in shooting documentaries.

The topics you will learn include everything from finding a powerful angle from your point of view to more logistical questions like how big should your crew be. You will also learn the importance of characters and the many roles they play in a documentary. In addition what kind of aesthetics work for your documentary? Emmanuel will talk about his take on style,tone,music, and how they add value to a documentary. Leaving a lasting impression on your viewers is crucial in a documentary and Emmanuel will help you understand how to best define the walk away you want the audience to have when watching your film. Finally how do you get your film out in the world? What’s the point of making a documentary if no one watches it? Emmanuel will teach you the steps he has taken to make sure audiences see his film. Documentaries are a powerful tool to leave people with a lasting impression or a new outlook on life, so do not miss out on this chance to learn how to create a powerful documentary.

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