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DSLR Documentary Filmmaking: Framing the Local

DSLR Documentary Filmmaking: Framing the Local

Learn how to use a DSLR camera to make captivating documentary films about your community!

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

After you’ve learned the basics of how to shoot video with your DSLR camera, it’s time to take your videos to the next level. This project-based class will introduce you to the history and theory of documentary work, as well as provide you with hands on experience shooting DSLR video. In this class you will plan, shoot, and edit a short video about a Cambridge neighborhood. The idea is to pick something local, in order to look closer at the world around you, as well as get plenty of time to shoot video, both in class and out. Students will feel more confident in their understanding of important concepts like framing, sound, lighting, and depth of field, as well as gain a greater understanding of the Cambridge neighborhood. Instructor: Siobhan Landry

Pre-requisites: A previous DSLR class & Edit I


  • Mon, 09/19/2016, 6:00 PM
  • Mon, 09/26/2016, 6:00 PM
  • Mon, 10/03/2016, 6:00 PM
  • skip 10/10 for Columbus Day holiday
  • Mon, 10/17/2016, 6:00 PM
  • Mon, 10/24/2016, 6:00 PM

All regular classes have two rates: one for Access Members and one for non-members. Advance registration is required and is accepted on a first-come basis. Early registration is advised since courses may fill up or be canceled due to low enrollment. Members with sufficient voucher balance may register over the phone (617) 661-6900; all others must provide full payment at the time of registration. Schedules are subject to change.