Documentary Field Production

Starts: June 10 @ 10:30AM     Ends: September 8 @ 9:00PM

Produce a short documentary video to tell a story about your community. Through these courses, gain tips and tricks for capturing a scene, shooting creatively and effectively, capturing audio, interviewing techniques, and editing together your final documentary. Upon completion of the courses in this series, you will also receive your TVSB Field and Editing Certification.

Create your own documentary video

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Class registrations are nonrefundable. If you are unable to attend a class, with advance notice, we can apply your registration to an upcoming class or as a donation to support running our media education programs.

Documentary Video Production: $100
Saturday mornings, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, June 10 - August 26

Media 101: Producing a Documentary

Gain a basic understanding of the production process. Learn how to plan to get your idea from concept to reality


Field 101: Operating Field Production Cameras

Learn how to operate production cameras in the field. We'll cover framing your shots, setting up your gear, recording your video, and shooting to edit.


Field 102: Audio Production in the Field

Learn how to properly identify, choose and set-up microphones for a field production. Explore how to monitor your audio and address any issues.


Field 103: Lighting for the Field

We'll cover the basics of three point lighting, what lights are available in our field kits, and the use of reflectors and scrims.


Field 104: Conducting your Interviews

Gain an understanding of how to conduct and record effective interviews.


Edit 101: Final Cut Pro X Introduction

Gain an understanding of the interface, how to organize your media, and import your media into your library. Perform some basic edits.


Edit 102: Final Cut Pro X Intermediate

Start to work on more advanced editing techniques for your program which include adding transitions, adjusting your audio mix, and adding basic graphics.


Edit 103: Final Cut Pro X Exporting Media

You will finalize your media in your timeline and learn how to export your media for different playback platforms.


Edit 104: Putting together your documentary

Gain assistance and feedback as you complete your documentary.


Documentary Premiere Screening<

Invite your friends and enjoy a public screening of your documentary video.

Event Location

TV Santa Barbara Media Access Center
329 S Salinas St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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