$295 to register
$275 for Forum members
(prices do not include Brown Paper Ticket service fees)
Experience Level: All
Limited to 8 participants
Organizations and companies are increasingly using documentary storytelling and techniques to communicate internally and with their communities. This workshop is designed for professionals who would like to be able to effectively create and plan informational videos in their work.
The processes for making a great documentary can be applied to institutional storytelling and information sharing. In this four week workshop (12 instructional hours) you will learn how to do pre-production planning for a successful shoot, practice camera and light operation, and cover fundamentals for recording professional looking footage and sound. You will also create a concept pitch and pre-production guide for a potential video you would produce, and learn how to work with an editor to get the result you want on time and on budget. This workshop will introduce you to editing concepts and best practices through example films, but does not cover the technical and software aspects of editing. If you are interested in learning editing, we have four-week introductory editing workshops available as well.
Stephen Anunson is a Wisconsin born musician, filmmaker and teacher living in Seattle, WA. He has produced and directed documentaries (Kenbe La ~ Hold On), commercials, music videos and experimental films over the past 7 years. After interning in New York City with Emmy Award Filmmaker, Catherine Tatge, Stephen was hired as the Location Manager for the PBS/American Masters film, John Muir in the New World. Stephen worked in Educational Distribution for the Seattle-based documentary, BIG JOY: the Adventures of James Broughton and was the Assistant Director for two local films in 2014 and 2015 (Lying Posture of a Lion and Signs Everywhere). In 2014 he was invited to be an artist-in-residence at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.
Stephen was formerly the Production Manager (2015 – 2016) at TheFilmSchool and a mentor for Reel Queer Youth. He most recently completed writing, directing and editing a feature, The Boy Who Lived Before. Stephen received his BA in Anthropology and Music from Lawrence University with Magna Cum Laudefor his independent film work. He is currently project consulting at the Northwest Film Forum, managing social media accounts for Smarthouse Creative and writing a new screenplay while in residency with Studio Current.