Attend an Upcoming Documentary Storytelling Intensive at MNN

Documentary Storytelling at MNN


Are you interested in gaining field crew experience and learning how to develop a documentary production plan? If so, Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s 12-week Documentary Storytelling Intensive might be for you.

In this course, producers will work together to produce a short documentary. Successful completion of the course will result in joining MNN’s Filmmaker’s Collective. The filmmaker’s collective creates a space for idea development, content production and critical feedback of the work of MNN’s independent producers.

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The theme for this year’s Documentary Storytelling intensive is “Explore the Outdoors in New York City.” In this course, students will learn how to script, plan, shoot, and edit documentary projects. A focus will also be placed on composition and proper sound recording techniques while in the field.

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Prerequisites to enroll in this course include the completion of Field Production (Sony Z150 certification), Video Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro CC), and the airing of at least one project on MNN’s network since 2014. Students must supply their own SD cards and hard drives to store and edit captured media.

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Class meets on Fridays and select Wednesdays at MNN’s 59th Street Studios from 10:00am to 1:00pm between April 3rd and June 21st. Download the entire schedule and ensure you can attend all sessions. The course accepts a maximum of 10 producers, so act now! Manhattan Neighborhood Network offers an array of classes, workshops and events. Visit to learn how to be involved.