Documentary Filmmaking 2

This advanced workshop elaborates on the skills needed to write, produce, shoot, and edit documentary-style video. This course is intended for students who either have previous experience with shooting and editing video (other than on their phones) or completed Doc Film I. Students will explore advanced documentary concepts like pacing, two camera interview set-ups, audio mixing, and advanced editing techniques. They will work in groups to write, produce, shoot, edit, and publish short documentary films.

HSJI’s documentary filmmaking workshops are for students who are interested in film or journalism careers or who work with digital or broadcast student media at their schools.

2023 Session: July 16-20

Typical Daily Schedule
While no two days are alike, they are designed to give you the best journalistic experience you can have while at IU.

  • Day 1
    • Noon to 2:30 p.m.: Check in at residence hall
    • 3-5 p.m.: Instructional sessions
    • 5-7 p.m.: Tour of instructional areas, dinner with floormates and counselors
    • 7-9:30 p.m.: Instructional sessions and residence hall orientation
    • 11:30 p.m.: Lights out
  • Days 2-4
    • 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Large and small group sessions
    • 1:30-4 p.m.: Large and small group sessions
    • 4-5:30 p.m.: Recreational programs led by counselors
    • 7-9 p.m.: Enrichment sessions, one-on-one meetings with instructors
  • Day 5
    • 8:30-10:30 a.m.: Publication Day
    • 11 a.m. to noon: Awards ceremony (friends and family welcome)
    • Noon: Check out and workshop departure



  • Contact HSJI Administrative Services Coordinator Linda J. Johnson at 812-855-0895 or e-mail her.