March 10, 2017
Master Class with Chris Hegedus
On November 10, a day after the election, Chris Hegedus visited News Doc for a Master Class on Covering Politics on the Inside and Shooting Verite, using her film WAR ROOM.
Chris Hegedus has been making films as a director, cinematographer, and editor for nearly 40 years. In 2001, she was awarded the prestigious Directors Guild of America Award for STARTUP.COM, an intimate buddy story filmed during the first Internet boom/bust. Together with her partner D A Pennebaker, Hegedus was nominated for an Academy Award for THE WAR ROOM, a behind-the-scenes look at Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.
Part One: Getting Access to Your Character
Part Two: Filming With Minimal Equipment
Part Three: How to Film for the Edit Room
Part Four: Getting Access to James Carville
Part Five: Building a Scene While Editing
Part Six: The Advantages of Shooting Verite
Part Seven: Finding Ways to Fill Gaps in Documentaries
Part Eight: Structuring a Sequence
Part Nine: Turning Field Mishaps Into Great Endings