Documentary Scriptwriting Template + Mini-Course

Documentary Scriptwriting Template + Video Tutorial

Learn from an Oscar-nominated filmmaker how to create a professional industry-standard documentary script

Description

Documentary Scriptwriting Template + Video Tutorial - Based on Daniel Raim's award-winning documentary HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (Zeitgeist Films 2017).

Raim provides a step by step tutorial on how to properly format your script using professional, industry-standard scriptwriting practices.

In addition, the video tutorial includes a split screen showing the documentary side by side with the script to illustrate key scriptwriting and formatting concepts.

This template is ideal for those working in the Final Draft Scriptwriting software, and it can also easily be used in Microsoft Word. It's important to note that the concepts taught in this course can be applied to a script in any text-based editor.

This scriptwriting template and mini-course are a culmination of 20+ years of filmmaking experience including production of three widely acclaimed documentaries including the Oscar-nominated documentary short THE MAN ON LINCOLN'S NOSE.

PLEASE NOTE: The Documentary Scriptwriting Template is included in Daniel Raim's Documentary Storytelling & Scriptwriting Masterclass. So if you decide to upgrade to the masterclass, we will deduct the cost of this template course ($47) from the masterclass. Contact us at learn@desktop-documentaries.com. 

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Instructor

Daniel Raim
Daniel Raim
Documentary Writer-Director

Academy Award®-Nominated Writer-Director Daniel Raim attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he studied under one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most esteemed collaborators, Production Designer Robert F. Boyle.

Daniel has created a trilogy of critically acclaimed documentaries about unsung heroes of Hollywood’s Golden Age, including, THE MAN ON LINCOLN’S NOSE (2000, Oscar®-Nominated); SOMETHING’S GONNA LIVE (2010, Los Angeles Times Critics’ Pick + Netflix premiere) and HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (2015, Official Selection Cannes Film Festival + Turner Classic Movies TCM broadcast premiere). 

Daniel is currently (2018) creating a series of documentaries for The Criterion Collection and the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck, including films on John Cassavetes’ composer Bo Harwood, Aki Kaurismaki, Yasujiro Ozu, Vilmos Zsigmond, Stan Lee, and Academy Award®-Wnning documentarian Marcel Ophuls.

Reviews (4)

Documentary Scriptwriting.

by Darya Said
The course is brilliant and Danial is a knowledgable man. I would recommend it to others.

Documentary Scriptwriting Template + Mini-Course VERY PRACTICAL-THANK YOU!

by Barbara Reina
This template is very practical. I also must say that Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story is one of my top five FAVORITE documentaries, so this template and mini-course really appealed to me and was easy to follow. I'm already thinking about how I can use it. Thanks also to Faith Fuller. Your site isn't just a lot of talk, it's helpful! Barbara Reina Productions, LLC

Documentary Scriptwriting template and video

by Norene Smiley
quite helpful! thanks. Look forward to using it.
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Documentary Scriptwriting.

by Darya Said
The course is brilliant and Danial is a knowledgable man. I would recommend it to others.

Documentary Scriptwriting Template + Mini-Course VERY PRACTICAL-THANK YOU!

by Barbara Reina
This template is very practical. I also must say that Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story is one of my top five FAVORITE documentaries, so this template and mini-course really appealed to me and was easy to follow. I'm already thinking about how I can use it. Thanks also to Faith Fuller. Your site isn't just a lot of talk, it's helpful! Barbara Reina Productions, LLC

Documentary Scriptwriting template and video

by Norene Smiley
quite helpful! thanks. Look forward to using it.

Good for a primer

by Brian Veall
The course is very good in getting you started with using the script template. It also gets in a little bit of script structure. Really that's all that can be expected with out signing up for the Master class for script writing. I am very thankful that Desktop Documentary.com (Faith) took the time to organize all of this for us, and for that Thank you.