Steve Thomas, former head of Documentary at VCA is teaching documentary script writing at Open Channel in March. The course description is as follows:As the SBS tagline touted: “the world really is an amazing place”.
Develop your ideas for a compelling documentary project with a thorough exploration of... the craft of documentary scriptwriting. From research to interviews, treatments to scripts, the course explores the challenges of writing compelling stories for the documentary genre. Practical group sessions in developing concepts and constructive feedback on written treatments will push you towards a strong, well thought-out project.
Prerequisites: Basic English literacy necessary. Beneficial to bring your ideas for documentaries to the first session.
Who should do this course? Suitable for writers or directors interested in documentary. Also relevant to those with some experience in writing and want a deadline to develop their documentary concept.
$335 for Open Channel Members, $400 for non members.Further details at: http://www.openchannel.org.au/training/c_docoscriptwriting.html