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Narration for Documentary

Starts April 14

2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, April 14–15, 10 am–4 pm

Does your documentary need narration? Through a combination of historical examples and practical exercises, this course will give you a better perspective on how to convey information in your nonfiction film work. You’ll write, record, and add narration to preselected videos using Adobe Premiere, plus learn how to remove background noise with Adobe Audition. Students are encouraged to bring their own documentary project footage to use during the class. Whether you plan to record your own narration or hire someone for the task, the class will help you identify the best narration voice and style for your project. Students should be familiar with the basic use of Adobe Premiere prior to taking this course. No prior Audition experience necessary. There is a lunch break each session.

Tution: $235 regular/$175 member/$130 low-income

James K. Lambert received an MFA focused on nonfiction filmmaking from the University of North Texas, where he also taught classes before returning to Minnesota to teach at various institutions of higher education. He was a key member of the Sundance award-winning documentary, TV Junkie (2006), and he has continued to work on a variety of projects since then, including his latest feature, Conspiracy Theorists Lie (2015).

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full to be valid. Registrations are accepted beyond registration deadlines as long as space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal (online registrations, minus PayPal fee) or credit/debit card (phone or in person credit/debit card registrations) within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class if scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (plus PayPal fee if applicable). For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee (plus PayPal fee if applicable). As of a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.
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April 14 @ 10:00 am
April 15 @ 4:00 pm
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James K. Lambert
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April 9, 2018
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2 sessions: Saturday–Sunday, April 14–15, 10 am–4 pm