Filmmaking Fundamentals: Documentary (Feb 2018)

This event took place Feb 6 - Mar 13, 2018

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$645 Tuition
$585 for Forum Members

Duration: 3h



Tuesdays, February 6 – March 27
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Limited to 8 students

For 8 weeks, learn the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking from local filmmakers! This is an intro level workshop suitable for those with no experience or those looking to build upon their existing skillsets.

In this hands-on, project-based workshop, students will learn actionable skills and gain a better understanding of how to independently make professional documentary films. Topics covered will include producing, camera, audio, lighting, interviewing and editing.

Finish the course prepared to start your on first or move on to your next documentary project, and leave better connected to Seattle’s rich documentary filmmaking community!

Note: Equipment and editing stations will be provided, but you can also bring your own equipment if desired. 

Filiz Efe McKinney

Filiz Efe McKinney

Filiz Efe McKinney is a Turkish-born filmmaker and Adobe Certified Expert with over a decade of video production experience. She runs Brave Sprout; a boutique video production house based out of Seattle, WA, that specializes in time-lapse photography and interview-driven narratives. Whether she is filming or teaching, Filiz brings her maker philosophy to every project. Hers is a worldview that sees process as the path to creativity. It engenders a state of mind that elevates the meaning of life, heals the soul, forges bonds, and, above all, is damned fun! That’s why Filiz advocates that skills training can help people find their own voice and is a step along the way to creating a better world.

Jonah Kozlowski

Jonah Kozlowski

Jonah is a filmmaker and educator who has been teaching in youth media programs since 2005. He holds a degree in Communication from Washington State University. He has worked with Seattle Shorts Film Festival, Translations Film Festival, and been an instructor for Blanket Fort Films and 4th World Media Lab at SIFF. Jonah is the Education and Artist Services Manager at Northwest Film Forum, is on the steering committee for Seattle Documentary Association, and serves on the board of ChangeStream Media.

Katie Schultz

Katie Schultz

Katie Schultz is a Sound Designer focused primarily on documentary work as well as original sound effects and foley. Katie has been involved in a multitude of projects, from independent films to corporate testimonials and product launch videos, to collaborative installation pieces. Most recently, she is volunteering at local non-profit Seattle Sound Girls and is working with a group of LGBTQ filmmakers on a 360º video piece exploring Lesbian/Queer spaces. Katie received a BFA in Sound Design from Savannah College of Art and Design.

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