Pre-Production for Documentaries

This event took place Mar 7 - Mar 14, 2018

$120 Tuition
$95 For Members


Get all your ducks in a row before embarking on your next documentary project!

In the first session, students will learn the nuts and bolts of a documentary’s pre-production process, which includes legal paperwork, budgeting templates, and best research practices.

In the second session, Elliat Graney-Saucke will take a closer look at each student’s project, to help them clarify their strategies and learn to think like a producer. Listening to feedback on a diversity of student projects will further enhance the future-producer’s perspective.

The knowledge and skills gained from this workshop 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 set a firm foundation for yourself.


The workshop is 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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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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