Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St., will offer an Introduction to Documentary Film class starting Monday, July 19 and running through Saturday, July 31. Belfast-based filmmaker Nicolle Littrell is the instructor.

Littrell has been working in film for more than 10 years and currently is working on “At Home in Maine,” a documentary film series about Maine’s homebirth culture.

For the class, students are asked to bring their own documentary film ideas. They will learn the fundamentals of documentary film production, post-production and distribution to create their own short documentary films. The class will look at different styles, genres and basic theories of documentary film production.

Coursework will focus on effective use of the video camera, the interview process, editing footage with iMovie and adding music and voice-over. The course will culminate in a public screening Saturday, July 31.

Students will need access to either a portable hard drive or laptop (preferably a Mac) and access to some sort of video device — video camera or digital still camera or cell phone with video capability. Video cameras can be provided for an additional $50 fee.

Registration is $250 for the two-week class. For more information and to register, contact Waterfall Arts at 338-2222 or visit waterfallarts.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.