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Grade 8-12

Filmmaking 101: Documentaries

by Kaela E. | Arts FREE

3 Lessons 44:26
  1. 1. Getting Started 13:34
  2. 2. The Making of a Doc 24:08
  3. 3. Interviews 6:44

Grade 8-12


NGSS Standards



About the course

Documentaries are so fun! They're informative and personal! Today, we're going to talk about what makes a good documentary, and we'll even look at a short documentary I made, to talk through how to make decisions in editing. After this, you'll be well on your way to making your documentary!


  • Documentaries
  • Film
  • Getting Started
  • Interviews
  • Project


I have experience teaching various workshops to high school students, as well as working with grad school kids on understand homework. I have also facilitated leadership activities for high school students.

Media is an ever-changing landscape. I've spent many years exploring film, writing, art, and of course, photography. Though the fast pace practices of each discipline many be overwhelming at times, my courses will help you learn the ins and outs of the industry. By breaking it down to its basics, we can keep up with new trends and software with ease.

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