Filmmaking Workshops


Whether you consider yourself a seasoned professional, an emerging filmmaker, or a beginner, Docs In Progress offers a range of adult education programs focused on documentary filmmaking. Beginners may want to check out our introductory production, pre-production, editing, and storytelling classes and webinars. Those filmmakers with more experience can find a variety of professional development workshops, bootcamps, panels, expert talks, master classes, and other programs focused on everything from taking your camerawork or editing to the next level to developing a fundraising strategy to honing your pitch. We also offer educational programs for youth and nonprofit organizations





Paul Moon ( is a filmmaker, professor and attorney based in New York City and Washington, D.C. whose work concentrates on the performing arts.  He teaches editing, and manages a network of online communities at focuspulling.comand docofilm.comthat keep pace with new camera technologies and documentary news.  Moon's first feature, an acclaimed and award-winning documentary about the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber (, premiered on PBS, and he is currently finishing another documentary feature about Western poetry (  Other major works include "Sitka: A Piano Documentary" ( about the craftsmanship of Steinway pianos, and "Quartet for the End of Time" ( about Olivier Messiaen’s transcendent WWII composition.  His ongoing bicentennial multimedia works on poet Walt Whitman are featured at

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May 21st, Filmmaking at your Fingertips (in Person at Docs In Progress)
Learn how to get the most out of your Smartphone when it comes to video!
Instructor: Larry Engel
10:30am – 3:30PM
Learn more and register here.

May 31th, Archival Research 101 (on Zoom)
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Instructor: Sarah Katz
The workshop covers what you should know about Archival Research 101 for your film.
Learn more and register here.

June 4, 11, 18, 25 (Production Class, 4 Saturdays) (in Person at Docs In Progress)
This hands-on class for new filmmakers focuses on how to plan, shoot and edit a short documentary.
Instructor: Brian Terrill
10:00am – 4:00pm
Learn more and register here.

Summer Teen Filmmaking Workshop (Session 1) (in Person at Docs In Progress)
Date and time:
Mon, Jul 18, 2022, 9:00 AM – Fri, Jul 22, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT
Learn more and register here.

Summer Teen Filmmaking Workshop (Session 2) (in Person at Docs In Progress)
In Person
Date and time:
Mon, Aug 1, 2022, 9:00 AM – Fri, Aug 5, 2022, 4:00 PM EDT
Learn more and register here.