Documentary Hustle: Concept to Cutting Room with Brandon Vedder

This event took place on Aug 31, 2017

* Free workshop! *


Walk through all aspects of filmmaking and distribution with documentary filmmaker Brandon Vedder in this FREE workshop! Every project is different and takes its own unique path from pre-production, production, and post, to festivals, to release, and beyond. Brandon will draw on his successes (and mistakes) while making the following four major film projects:

La Source (2012) Producer, Co- Cinematographer & Co-Editor
A Certain Kind of Light (2015) Director, Cinematographer, Editor
In Pursuit of Silence (2017) Producer, Co-Cinematographer
Strange Negotiations (In Post) Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer

After a short breakdown of his experiences on these projects, Brandon will open the floor for a Q&A, after which there will be a 30-minute break before the 7:30pm (ticketed) screening of In Pursuit of Silence.

Brandon Vedder

Brandon Vedder is an award winning documentary filmmaker. His career began touring with and making films about musicians. His early days had him shooting for concert films like Pearl Jam: Live at the Garden. In 2013, alongside Transcendental Media, Brandon produced, edited and shot the acclaimed documentary La Source, narrated by Academy Award nominated actor, Don Cheadle. The award winning film had its World Premiere at AFI Docs and went on to play theatrically in NYC & LA. In 2015 Brandon directed, shot and edited A Certain Kind of Light, a documentary short that received six best short documentary awards and aired on PBS in 2017. Brandon’s most recent release as a producer & co-cinematographer is In Pursuit of Silence, which had its US premiere at SXSW in 2016. The film had its international theatrical release in late 2016, becoming a favorite of critics and boasting a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Brandon is currently a fellow with the San Francisco Film Society where he has a year-long filmmaker’s residency working on his forthcoming film.

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