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Visual Research for DocumentariesIn a time of ever-expanding technology we’re all becoming researchers, but are you doing it well? Are you comfortable clearing rights and permissions for your documentary, film or new media project? Can you swim quickly through information overload online or are you wading in the mire? Do you understand fair use and best efforts/due diligence? Find out how to research and license stock footage, images from both vendors and free expression sources. Brief music clearances and navigation also included. Get a better understanding of rights, licensing terms and the art of negotiation to reduce costs. Discover how social media is changing the face of research and learn how to properly document your research work to mitigate legal risk.
This course is recommended as a companion to the Documentary Film Writing, Producing Documentary Film, Directing Documentary Film and Documentary Film Editing workshops.
Wed 28 October 2020, 6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Talia Wooldridge
Talia Wooldridge has been working as a Visual Researcher and Archival Producer for nearly a decade, assisting with research, clearances and licensing for film, TV, digital media, corporate videos, education curriculum, advertising, print and multimedia exhibits. She has assisted numerous producers with archival assets from Public Domain to Hollywood films sources, along with tracking down obscure YouTube and social media posters, low-res sources and clearing music. She is known for her fast, thorough work and coming in under budget on numerous documentary projects.
Maximum Capacity: 15
3 hours of instruction $60 /member$85 /nonmember