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Film budgeting in an integral part of the filmmaking process.  Anyone producing a film needs to know how to make a film budget. David Massey, Director/Producer and co-chair of BADWest, will take us into the first steps on how to creating a production budget and actualize your film budget breakdown for your documentary. 

What makes a good documentary? What are the various formats filmmakers use to engage an audience? We will analyze several award winning short docs and discuss the approach the filmmakers used to highlight their subject manner. The discussion will focus on interviewing techniques, writing, cinematography, editing and other filmmaking disciplines utilized in the docs that enhanced the storytelling.  Join us for some lively viewing and discussion Thursday, April 6, 2017.  Moderated by David Massey, Director/Producer and co-chair of BADWest.

Coming up on FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 our BADWest meeting is Show 10/Talk 10. Show 10/Talk 10 is where filmmakers can show 10 minutes of a work-in-progress and receive 10 minutes of constructive feedback. 

 

Do You Need a DIT on Your Doc? Thursday, March 2, 2017 Von Thomas, DIT and Cinematographer will discuss the position of a Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) on your next documentary.  The DIT position was created in response to the transition from the long established film movie camera medium into the current digital cinema era.