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Feb

23

Enroll now! DIY Documentary starts March 6th.

Make a short documentary in 10 weeks! Week 1: brainstorm ideas; week10: prepare to premiere your work on the big screen. Each class covers the steps of making a documentary with an emphasis on storytelling. Students work in groups outside of class to shoot and edit their films. Editing computers are available at NW Doc, […]

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Feb

23

NW Documentary seeks new Executive Director

  We are seeking an Executive Director with a passion for the power of nonfiction storytelling to expand our reach and use their experience in the business and nonprofit sector to help strengthen our internal systems. The Executive Director will have the ability and experience to inspire and motivate the staff, community, individuals, corporations and foundations […]

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Jan

18

Welcoming Dan Mankin to NW Doc

Dear Friends of NW Doc,  I am very excited and pleased to join NW Documentary at this transition period spanning the time between the wonderful work Ian has done here and setting the stage for a new era at NW Doc!  My background is in the arts: I have run a circus in the Bay […]

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Jan

17

Spring classes are here!

NW Documentary is now registering for Spring Classes. In addition to our core DIY Workshop program which features DIY Documentary, Editing 101 (Final Cut and Premiere) and Camera & Lighting, NW Documentary is excited to add two classes on new and emerging topics in independent film. Our Mobile Filmmaking: Tools that Fit in your Pocket […]

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Jan

17

A Personal Letter from our Founding Director

Thousand Mile Journeys A personal letter from Founding Director, Ian McCluskey Dear friends, 2017 is a year of change for NW Documentary. Perhaps the biggest change yet on this amazing journey. It is with a bittersweet joy that I am shifting my role at NW Documentary. This January, I will transition my role as Executive Director/Artistic […]

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Nov

23

Fundraising and Film: Cracking the Nut

It’s fundraising season! Everyone has ideas for their dream film project. But how do you fund it using your social network? In this panel event, 3 filmmakers will share their experience of funding feature-length projects through Kickstarter and individual fundraising events. Topics include best practices for crowdfunding platforms, how to coordinate and promote a successful […]

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