This five-day intensive aims to equip students with the skills necessary to shoot and produce powerful, short-form documentaries through compelling video, photography and audio. Students will engage in hands-on training in photography, DSLR video, audio and editing with Premiere. Coursework will be geared toward the beginner to intermediate student and will focus primarily on shooting and production, including interviewing, external sound recording, b-roll, basic lighting and editing. Students will dive headfirst into shooting stories in and around Portland and critiquing colleagues’ work. Expect to be here long days, beginning most days at 8am or 9am and working through the dinner hour on most evenings.
Please note there are no refunds after 2/1.
Matt Moyer is a still photographer and filmmaker committed to documenting the social and cultural issues that affect our world. Known for his intimate and in-depth storytelling, Moyer has photographed multiple feature stories for National Geographic magazine and has directed short documentaries featured by National Geographic Exhibits, Vision Workshops, and The PBS NewsHour online. Moyer covered the Iraq war for The New York Times and National Geographic magazine and has worked on assignment for other prominent publications including The Washington Post, The Guardian, and National Geographic Traveler. Matt’s short documentary, A Drop Of Blood, has been selected for the 2016 Durango Independent Film Festival in Durango, Colorado.
Students should ideally bring their own 35 mm DSLR camera (with owner’s manual); however, there are a limited number of Canon t2i cameras and basic lenses available for students to use. Availability cannot be guaranteed. Students will also have access to computer labs and video editing software (Premiere) during and after class hours. In order to bring digital copies of your recordings and edited work howe with you, students are asked to bring a 500GB (or larger) external hard drive.