Picture yourself working, living, traveling, eating, and filming in a developing country. Just think about the kinds of stories you could tell with enough time, an enthusiastic crew and dedicated support.
Join the Semester Residency and show them what you can do. Over the course of 14 weeks each crew will produce at least three different short documentary films about individuals and organizations solving local problems – which often turn out to be human problems. The goal with the Residency is to expose crew members to a new world, teach them filmmaking skills that they will carry into their careers and help them tackle progressively complex issues through documentary.
Each Residency crew is made up for three people who will take turns serving as the Director, Cinematographer and Editor and will share the responsibilities of researching, writing, prepping, shooting and editing. There will be between two and five crews in each program. An Actuality Media production manager will live on location to oversee daily operations throughout the production phases, providing continuous instruction in documentary storytelling, technical production and editing. The Producer will be the key contact, instructor, tour guide and mentor.
If you are interested in expanding your perspective and learning how to creatively tell nonfiction stories, then read on.
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You can view our behind the scenes photos to see exactly what our programs are like. If you are interested in where we are going next, check out our 2013 Production Schedule. Have you already decided? Go ahead and apply now.