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The Craft of Documentary

July 16-27, 2018

In an era where truth and even reality are apparently debatable concepts, building a strengthened literacy in non-fiction media is becoming increasingly important. This program will help students more deeply engage with non-fiction media by learning about the creative and technical elements that go into making a documentary. Participants will explore the techniques utilized in documentary film making, with great attention given to the communication benefits of each one. The program will culminate with students taking an integral role in creating their own documentary short film. This hands-on approach will benefit their ability to understand the news and documentary media around them as well as to help them create their own.

Program Instructor

Luke Meyer is a filmmaker and previous summer programs guest at Hampshire College with the Creative Media Institute. His past films include the documentaries Darkon, New World Order, and Breaking a Monster. In addition to directing those films, he has also worked on other film projects as an editor, cinematographer, writer, and producer. He periodically works as a story and edit consultant, and guest-lectures on the subject of non-fiction filmmaking as well. He is part of the New York-based filmmaking collective SeeThink Films.

2018 Important Deadlines

April 13: Priority Deadline for all completed and submitted applications to receive a 10% tuition discount

May 4: Deposit Deadline ($450 deposit must be received in order to secure your spot in the program)

May 18: Application Deadline (all application materials must be submitted)

June 1: Payment Deadline (all payments must be submitted)

2018 Payment and Fees

Tuition: $2,050
Housing: $450
Meals: $420

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