Filmmaking Fundamentals: Documentary

This event took place Sep 13 - Nov 15, 2017

$645 Tuition
$595 For Members


Wednesdays, Sep. 12 – Nov. 15 (skipping Sep. 27), 6:30–9:30pm

Limited to 8 students

For 9 weeks, learn the fundamentals for documentary filmmaking from local filmmakers. Get hands-on training through this project based workshop. Topics covered will be producing, camera, audio, lighting, interviewing and editing. This is an intro level workshop, those with no experience or who are looking to round out their experience are encouraged to join. You will acquire the actionable skills and understanding to independently make professional documentary films. Equipment and editing stations will be provided, but you can also bring your own equipment if desired. Finish prepared to start your first or next documentary project, and leave connected to Seattle’s rich documentary filmmaking community.

Elliat Graney-Saucke

Elliat Graney-Saucke

Elliat Graney-Saucke is a documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on the radical act of witnessing storytelling through media, cultural equity and queer/feminist fabulousness. After being based in Berlin, Germany from 2009-2015, where she performed / curated / organized / filmed in the international arts community, she is excited to be back in Seattle for a new creative chapter. Currently, Elliat is wrapping up the eight year production of her second feature film Boys on the Inside, a documentary about ‘boy’ culture in women’s prisons in Washington State. Starting in 2016, she also began production on a collaborative feature narrative art documentary with friend Celeste Chan titled Art Heart: Children of Riot Grrrl and Beyond, about coming of age in riot grrrl / queercore culture in the Pacific Northwest.

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.

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.

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