Pentimenti + HPAC present:
Documentary Video Bootcamp
Please note: this class is currently full, but a waitlist is available. Contact HPAC to add your name, or receive more information.
Oct. 8 - 29th, 1 - 3 pm
Hyde Park Art Center
Suggested donation: $125
Pentimenti Productions, the film company responsible for the critically-acclaimed 2014 documentary Hairy Who and The Chicago Imagists, as well as the upcoming 3D documentary film, Cliff, about artist H.C. Westermann, is pleased to partner with the Hyde Park Art Center to host Documentary Video Bootcamp, a four session filmmaking workshop. Through illustrative examples from various films, this hands-on class will explore dynamic techniques in documentary filmmaking. Each meeting will address a different phase of the production process, including pre-production, cinematography, and editing, as well as a final session on documentary ethics.
This class will appeal to: documentarians interested in workshopping a project; artists, curators, and conservators who wish to learn best practices for using video for documentation and marketing purposes; and first-time filmmakers looking for a crash course on production essentials. All experience levels are welcome. The class will be taught primarily by Pentimenti’s editor/cinematographer Ben Kolak, and writer/producer Brian Ashby, who are both partners in Scrappers Film Group. Additional instruction will be provided by Leslie Buchbinder, Pentimenti’s Founder and Artistic Director, as well as Harrison Sherrod, the company’s Executive Director.