Intro to Making Documentaries in the Age of COVID-19

Tuesday 2 November 2021    6 – 7:30 pm 
part 2: Tuesday 9 November 2021    6 – 7:30 pm
part 3: Tuesday 16 November 2021    6 – 7:30 pm
(Registration deadline is Monday 1 November 6 pm)

On completion of this online workshop, you will have an introductory understanding of how to develop, do the production and complete a short documentary. Participants will come away with answered questions about production for their short documentary idea. 

Members $10.00 / Non-Members $20.00

To register email [email protected]

?To be registered, you must be paid up in full. Accepted Payment: Visa, Mastercard, via phone; cash or debit accepted in-person. Cancellation 5 business days prior to workshop; NO REFUNDS GIVEN for CANCELLATIONS made with less than 5 business days.

*Trinity Square Video is committed to providing an equitable and barrier-free space. If you are unable to afford these workshops, please reach out [email protected]

Trinity Square Video’s workshops may be subject to changes in the schedule, instructor, or content. If so, Trinity will refund full workshop payment to participants who are unable to make the rescheduled dates or should the program be cancelled. Workshop registrants will be notified in advance of any changes or cancellations.

Image Credit: Lana Lovell
Instructor: Lana Lovell

Lana Lovell came off a six-year hiatus with a surge of work. In 2017, she wrote the play "Elbow Room," which went into pre-development in 2018 with Toronto’s Obsidian Theatre and was produced at Fringe 2019. Then she wrote the short play "The First 100 Years of Sophia Pooley" for Fringe 2020, during COVID-19 she began developing her play into a full-length production.  

During Lana's artistic hiatus, she worked as a freelance Associate Producer on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight at the CBC.

Currently, she's developing two documentaries including "Taking Space," after a very difficult experience in 2010 as the  director of "Resilience: Stories of Single Black Mothers," a film that countered stereotypes of black mothers with complex and richly detailed portraits of real women. Before that, Lana was commissioned by Omni Television for the project. She directed the documentary "The Incomparable Jackie Richards" (2008), which explored the life and times of cabaret artist, theatre and film actor, performer Jackie Richardson, broadcasted on Bravo Television for 5 years. Lana’s first music content documentary, "Underground," screened at Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival (2006) won praise for capturing the complex central character’s, Coco Brown, life and artistry. "Into the Heart of Africa" (1996), the first film Lana directed was about the protest during the contentious exhibit, of the same name, at the Royal Ontario Museum. Lana lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Location: Trinity Square Video
Category: Production – Theoretical
Level: Beginner
Maximum Capacity: 30
6 hours of instruction in 3 parts
$10 /member$20 /nonmember

To Register: email [email protected] .