scheduled workshop

Intro to Documentary Filmmaking

Thu 12 July 2018   6:00pm - 9:00pm
Part II: Thu 19 July 2018   6:00pm - 9:00pm

This workshop will provide a full overview of the documentary filmmaking process from concept through to screening. We will explore issues that arise when you set out to make a documentary film; questions of consent, release forms, interview ethics, funding etc. The course will also provide insight into the different documentary forms with their advantages and challenges, from bio-pics to cinema-verite, through to essayist and historical pieces. This course will help prepare you to shoot your next documentary film!


  • maximum capacity: 10
  • 2 hours of instruction

Instructor: Jenny Jay

Jenny Jay is a multimedia storyteller: her work primarily focuses on her abilities as a photographer and a documentary filmmaker. Her debut film, ‘hyphen-nation,’ has since won the Excellence in Student Journalism from the Canadian Association of Undergraduate Teachers, and is a part of the official selection of multiple film festivals across North America.

Jenny began touring with a production company at the age of 17, learning the ways of factual event capturing. Over the next six years, this knowledge developed into a passion for photography that gave her access to covering multiple concerts, a pre-election Trump Rally, and working with different organizations and institutions for event coverage and documentary work across Canada. She now continues working on projects with other organizations while also growing her business, The Double Jay Collective.
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