Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.
As a photographer, you already have many of the skills necessary to make a short film: familiarity with composition, lighting, and digital-imaging technology. You also own a portable, easy to use, high-quality video-making camera with exceptional built-in image stabilization: your smart phone.
Full-time professional videographer David Wells guides you through your transition from photographer to filmmaker, as you create a dramatic and visually compelling short film. The subject can be any topic of interest—from travel to family to work—and we construct our visual stories simply by recording video and audio on our smart phones and editing the footage together.
Before and during the workshop, participants watch a series of videos on various aspects of filmmaking, and throughout our time together, we explore how to use the tools we already have to tell a story through movement, the unfolding of time, and especially the power of sound. As your short film evolves, we engage in real-time instruction, discussions of pre-recorded lessons, and one-on-one conversations as needed.
From inception to capture and from organization to final output, David lays bare and demystifies the filmmaking process. You come away with a set of new skills and a renewed appreciation for the ones you already possess.
Proficiency with downloading videos from iPhone to computer and working with digital imaging software.
Class will meet 9:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain Time) on Mondays starting November 22 and ending December 20 (five online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.
Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.
Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.
For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for one month after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after one month to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.
David Helfer Wells is an award-winning visual storyteller who has worked as a newspaper photographer, a freelance magazine photographer, and most recently a filmmaker. He creates still and moving images for clients such as Bryn Mawr College and Aramco World, and his personal and grant-funded projects have been supported by the Fulbright and Alicia Patterson Foundations. Magazines that have published David’s work include Fortune, Time, Life, National Geographic, Newsweek, and The Sunday New York Times, among others. His films have been shown at festivals worldwide, in Bangalore, New York City, Rome, and San Francisco.
This workshop is currently full. Use this form to sign up for the waitlist, and SFW will reach out if a seat becomes available.