With the Traverse City Film Festival almost upon us, there’s a lot of interest in films and moviemaking.
The Glen Arbor Art Association is bringing in filmmaker, writer and radio producer Andrea Maio for a one week documentary boot camp course for teens August 9-12, 10 AM – 5 PM. It will be a whirlwind week exploring the many modes of non-fiction storytelling in all its stages; from research and interview techniques to shooting to making tough decisions in the editing room; students will get hands on experience in every aspect of documentary filmmaking. Students will access the rich cultural resources available to them in the Glen Arbor community to make a collaborative portrait of town. The week will culminate in a screening open to the Glen Arbor Community.
Video camera and laptop computer required, but some equipment is available. Tuition is $260 for Glen Arbor Art Association members and $270 for non-members. Registration can be handled at the GAAA web-site or by calling the GAAA office 231-334-6112.
In addition to Andrea’s work on numerous non-fiction film and video projects she teaches filmmaking at Interlochen Arts Camp and the University of Missouri. Her work has been featured on IPR’s This American Life. Here’s a short video she did set in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore:
Photo: The Mill by LeelanauLens