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Analyzing Award Winning Docs - Membership Meeting Thursday, April 6, 2017

Written by 01 Apr,2017

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.


Thursday, April 6, 2017

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Pickford Center


David MasseyDavid Massey is an Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications & Education from Ohio Dominican University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Advanced Film & Television from the American Film Institute. He is the first African American in the history of the Academy Awards to be nominated for an Oscar in the Live-Action Short Film category. Massey has produced and directed several films, commercials and television shows including, Last Breeze of Summer (Showtime), NAACP Award winner Men of Courage (PBS and BET), Dare to Struggle... Dare to Win, Fespaco and They Are Not All Lost. Massey's latest projects include: Island Song, 66-0 Compton's Living Legends, and Lost & Found.


Presently, Massey is the co-chair of the Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers, West (BAD-West) in Los Angeles and an adjunct professor at Pasadena City College. He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including The Martin Ritt Scholarship; the Eastman Kodak Second Century Honoree; induction into The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame; The National Education Association for the "Advancement of Learning through Broadcasting"; the National Black Programming Consortium "Prized Pieces"; PBS "Innovator Teacher's Award"; and the Heartland Film Festival's Crystal Heart. Additionally, Massey is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Please Note: New Location and Meeting Day



Thursday, April 6, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Mary Pickford Center
1313 Vine Street
1st Floor Conference Room
Los Angeles, CA 90028 Corner of Vine and Fountain
Free parking in rear

$5 for non-BADWest members.


The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West (BAD West) is a professional organization providing people of African descent working in documentary film, video or other media the opportunity to network professionally, share resources, exchange ideas and meet socially in order to enhance the development, production, promotion and exhibition of documentaries. The Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West also advocates the recognition and professional advancement of Black documentary filmmakers.