[ The Art of Documentary ]
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Documentary Foundations

Course 01
Overview

A step-by-step guide to finishing a film. From finding a story to getting into film festivals.

Format
Online
Contains
65 Videos (14 Hours)
Level
All Levels
Access
Lifetime
Completion
Certificate
Cost
$629
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“AOD
helped
me
complete
my
first
film,
get
it
into
film
festivals
and
purchased
by
Film
Supply.”
“AOD
helped
me
complete
my
first
film,
get
it
into
film
festivals
and
purchased
by
Film
Supply.”
Troy B

Overview

A step-by-step guide to finishing a film. From finding a story to getting into film festivals.

Our Documentary Foundations, or Module 1, is the recommended starting point for filmmakers looking to create or improve their documentaries. This course consists of nearly 70 videos that cover the entire process of creating compelling documentaries, branded content films, or corporate videos. From finding a story to post-production and releasing your film, this course encompasses all aspects of filmmaking. Module 1 Foundations is the result of over 40 years of collective experience in filmmaking, emphasizing that passion and creativity are the most important elements in creating impactful films.

  • Create compelling documentaries

    Learn what it takes to find, capture and release meaningful stories.

  • Filmmaking fundamentals

    Learn the essentials of documentary filmmaking from pre-production to distribution.

Course Breakdown

What you will learn in this course.

Members Accomplishments

Discover all that is included when you buy an AOD course, from film funding to in-person meet-ups.

Completed docs
+1200
In new client contracts
$Millions
Laurels + festival selection
+600

Course Instructors

Meet the Lecturers

Michael Del Monte

[ Director, Filmmaker ]

Mark Bone

[ Director, Filmmaker ]

Member Work

Our students' award-winning films are making waves at film festivals and securing broadcast deals.

Facebook Community

Join a diverse filmmaker community for support, feedback, networking, regional connections, and job postings.

Tycjan Trzpiola
Hi all. I want to share my big win from last weekend. After being halfway through Module 3. I had the opportunity to be a photo set director which is my biggest and first set out of the country. As Mark Bone and Michael Del Monte said in the course. Be flexible and hide your ego. This advice is the best advice one could get. Work on a big client, take opportunities, and keep going. Another win was meeting a film director from Denmark and a DOP from Sweden with a lot of experience. Chatting with these two was another inspiration for my career path. Have a great Monday all and follow your dreams.
Roman Price
Thanks to this course and group we’re filming our first Documentary. Some stills from the first day. Another exciting note, Rijul Kathuria from this group is on set with us!

Turn your vision & passion into a reality with the step-by-step guidance we wish we had when we started our filmmaking career

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