Pre-Production for Documentaries

Wed Feb 28:
Wed Mar 07:

$120 Tuition
$95 For Members


This workshop is designed to provide you with the documentary pre-production materials and resources and project feedback you need to get your next documentary project rolling successfully. The first session will cover paperwork and research practices, including budgeting templates, and legal paperwork. In the second session, Elliat Graney-Saucke will guide the class through a closer look at each student’s project, helping you clarify strategy and think like a producer.  

The knowledge and skills you’ll learn will be helpful for all types of producers, directors, and small teams of documentary filmmakers who don’t have a large budget. Come with a particular project and questions in mind, or simply get the foundations you need to successfully set forth on your next documentary venture!

The workshop will be led by Elliat Graney-Saucke — President of the Seattle Documentary Association, documentary filmmaker, and producer.

Elliat Graney-Saucke

Elliat Graney-Saucke

President of SeaDoc, Documentary Filmmaker & Producer

Elliat Graney-Saucke is a documentary filmmaker, cultural researcher, networker, curator and innovative organizer. Her interests are focused on: cultural equity and intergenerational knowledge exchange; looking at inspiring values and assets of organizations and groups through storytelling; and utilizing creativity, organization and vision to realize great ideas.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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