Quickly Learn Step-By-Step How To Make A Documentary
7-Day Documentary Crash Course:
Designed for complete beginners and first-time independent filmmakers.
Learn from an EMMY-winning 25+ year veteran of the documentary and filmmaking profession.
Get 4-years worth of film school condensed into 7 days.
Join a global following of 750,000+ documentary filmmakers and video enthusiasts.
Receive personal support while you learn via private discussion forum inside the course.
Daily assignments and worksheets.
Downloadable resources and essential forms including scriptwriting & production templates, storyboard sketch sheet, full documentary script sample, equipment check-list & much more.
Get a free BONUS 3-day crash course "How To Make Money With Videos And Documentaries".
"I'm excited about this new adventure of filmmaking. It's the first time in my life I've been able to explore my artistic side. Your 7 day crash course was the spark that lit the fire. Thank you." ~Eric Scott
The Truth About Making Documentaries
No doubt, making a documentary can be a daunting endeavor. Whether it's fundraising, idea development, writing a script, choosing gear, figuring out how to sell your film, talent releases or legal issues, every step of the process can seem overwhelming.
I get it. I've been there.
As a documentary producer and publisher of Desktop Documentaries, I see filmmakers making the same painful mistakes over and over again. Many of the mistakes I've made myself! Wouldn't you rather know ahead of time the common pitfalls and how to avoid the most common mistakes involved in making a documentary?
What if there was a simple step-by-step process you could follow - right here, right now - that shows you exactly how to make a documentary from beginning to end?
Here's the thing. There's a TON to learn about making a documentary and you could easily spend the next four years of your life studying every aspect of the process and STILL not know everything.
Here's what you've got to do.
Without action, you're dead in the water.
What action can you take right now that will move you forward with your documentary project?
What's stopping you?
Do you feel that you need additional training? Do you need someone to guide you step by step through the process?
Do you need help getting unstuck or finding some motivation?
How To Make A Documentary | 7-Day Crash Course
The 7-Day Documentary Crash Course is designed specifically to jump-start your documentary project and get you TAKING ACTION as quickly as possible.
Film school is wonderful, but can cost up to $40,000/year.
What this course provides (at a fraction of the cost) is an easy-to-understand blueprint of the documentary filmmaking process and immediate access to the core information you need to get started.
"I found the course to be very inspirational and essential. My documentary is coming around well. Lots of interviews and door knocking still to go and, when it's done, I credit your course that helped me get started and finished." ~Martin Munday
A Sampling of Topics in the 7-Day Crash Course
What To Expect With This Course
This is a text-based course divided into easy bite-size lessons with video examples and graphical elements to further your understanding of each concept. Each day's lesson comes with an assignment and handy worksheet to help you work through all the important aspects of your documentary.
In addition, you get a variety of other forms and exercises to help you throughout the making of your documentary such as production work sheets and story structure guides.
On top of all that, you'll have direct one-on-one access to the course instructor via a discussion module inside the course.
The goal for the course is to take the mystery out of the filmmaking process, help you avoid common pitfalls involved in making a documentary and give you the best information possible to help you make a successful film.
Sample of Worksheets, Templates and Forms that come with the
7-Day Documentary Crash Course
This course is not meant to replace film school, but if you decide to attend film school, you will be TEN STEPS ahead of everyone else.
And if you are already in the process of making your documentary, this course will help you clarify exactly how to move forward no matter where you are in the process.
What Students Are Saying
"I just started working on my first documentary a couple weeks ago. While I did go to film school a while back, this course has not only been a HUGE refresher for me, but also brought up a lot of things I hadn't thought about.... I highly recommend this course!" ~Asha Mevlana/Filmmaker
Let's Get Started!
The 7-Day Documentary Crash Course is regularly updated with the latest documentary filmmaking information and techniques.
There is no other online course like this that covers the full spectrum of documentary filmmaking.
How much is it worth to you to get your dream documentary completed?
Would you be willing to invest $1,000, $2,500 or even $40,000?
What if you could get started right now for a fraction of that?
Get Instant Access
The 7-Day Documentary Crash Course is an online course that begins immediately after check out.
The 7-Day Crash Course comes with lifetime access so you can move through the material at your own pace and with the option to refer back to the step-by-step instructions during the various stages of making of your documentary.
Reviews From Students:
Your DOC CRASH COURSE has been very helpful. I find it well written, easy to follow, and very generous with all kinds of information for making a documentary from one end to the other. Thank you for creating the course. I am very glad I found it.
This course was excellent in practicality, resource material, templates, supporting sites, up-to-date information about gear and step-by-step preparation. As a working freelance writer and videographer, I am already using the tools provided in this course to improve the production of commercials, infomercials, promotional and educational videos for my clients.
I have been a cameraman for 31 years with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (French CBC) doing news and all kind of productions. I am retired now, still quite young, so your course is quite motivating to go back to production on my own now.
Your course has been a godsend. I would wake up to my alarm at 0700 each morning and go straight to my computer to read the next lesson for the day. I had an appointment with a Production company to try to get them to help me with my documentary Life as a Remote Area Nurse. It was a bit too premature but I learned so much from your course that I have decided to set up my own Youtube channel and continue with my passion. Thank you!
Certificate of Participation
Once you complete the course, you will receive a personalized "Certificate Of Participation".
This is a high quality digital certificate great for including with your resume or CV, sharing with a professor or even to print/frame for your wall.
"How To Make Money With
Video & Documentaries"
As a free bonus with the 7-Day Crash Course, you get an additional 3-part series on how to make money with video & documentaries.
You'll get dozens of specific examples how to make money with your video camera, how to find video & documentary jobs, how to monetize web video and all the ways to make money with your documentary. All complete with video samples and real-world case studies.
This series alone could help you generate an extra $1,000, $10,000 or $50,000+! And maybe even help you launch a new career in video/film production.
The free 3-part series will launch as soon as you complete Day 7 of your documentary course.
Hi friend! I'm Faith, chief instigator here at Desktop Documentaries. I've been in the filmmaking/TV/video biz more than 25 years and I created this course to help super cool people like yourself get their documentaries made, seen and sold! I hope you enjoy the course and if you have any questions, please just ask!
What are you waiting for?
Click on the big red button and I'll see you on the red carpet!
Oh, and don't forget to mention Desktop Documentaries during your Oscar-winning speech. ;)