Designed for complete beginners and first-time independent filmmakers.
Get 4-years worth of film school condensed into 7 days.
Daily assignments, quizzes and worksheets.
Downloadable resources and essential forms including scriptwriting & production templates, storyboard sketch sheet, a full documentary script sample, equipment check-list & more.
Two-Year Access Pass to the course - Take the course as often as you like during the next 24 months.
Certificate of Completion
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?
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?
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
This is a multi-media 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.
You'll have two-years access to the course, so you can take the course as often as you like during the next 24-months.
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.
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.
Sample of Worksheets, Templates and Forms that come with the
7-Day Documentary Crash Course
First-Time Filmmaker Adam Ybarra working through the 7-Day Documentary Crash Course® print-outs and worksheets.
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?
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.
With the click of a button, instantly share the certificate to your favorite social page (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc). Fancy!
If you are just starting out on your first documentary, we wholeheartedly believe the 7-Day Crash Course is the best investment you'll make in your documentary journey. There's nothing else like it on the web and it has helped hundreds of other filmmakers navigate the daunting path to making a film.
At any time in the next 30-days working through the material, if you don't find the course absolutely helpful in the making of your documentary OR...
- If you don't find clarity in the next step you should take in your journey...
- If you are disatisfied in any way.
So glad you're here!
I've been in the filmmaking/TV/video/communications biz more than 30 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!
If I sign up for the 7-day course can I start and stop anytime I want?
Yes! You can take the course anytime you want, as often as you want. The course is divided into seven sections and it's up to you how you go through the content -- in 7 days, 7 weeks or 7 months!
Once I sign up how long do I have access to the course?
The crash course (single-purchase) enrollment comes with a 2-Year Access Pass. Or purchase the ALL-ACCESS PASS which gives you a 1-year subscription to access ALL courses & templates on this site!
- by Sandra Matrecitos/Matracas Films