News

Jul

01

Storytelling Instructor Heidi McKye

NW Doc welcomes Heidi McKye, our newest instructor and facilitator of the upcoming workshop Storytelling for Docs. As a former Professor at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Creative Director at Stillmotion, she is a veteran storyteller. We are excited about the perspective she brings on storytelling to documentary students. We asked Heidi to tell […]

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May

18

Premiere and Final Cut – What’s the difference?

Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro are the two leading non-linear digital editing platforms in the consumer market. Filmmakers love to debate the pros and cons of both, leading those who are new to filmmaking wondering where to start. Here at NW Doc, our Media Center has 7 workstations that all feature the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite […]

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May

18

Summer Classes – now registering!

All new classes to keep you busy this summer!  This term features two Audio for Video classes that can be taken separately or as a bundle, a day-long intensive Storytelling for Docs workshop and our core DIY, video editing and lighting courses. Read the descriptions online or download the catalog by clicking below.

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Jan

06

Spring Classes Now Registering!

Looking to dive into a new project this Spring? Our new catalog of classes is now up online to inspire your creative endeavors for the coming year. This term features classes that will give you all the basics on Audio for DSLRs, an Introduction to Sound Design for Film, a workshop on Legal Clearances and of course our core […]

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Dec

03

Ways to Give at NW Doc

We are so grateful for the support of our members, volunteers and donors. Without you we could not make our workshops and programs accessible and affordable to the public, and in some cases – free of charge! If you would like to give back this season or are looking for a meaningful gift to give, […]

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Nov

17

November DocTalk – Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson’s thoughtful and compelling documentary work has gained widespread recognition, including the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for his documentary, How to Die in Oregon.  He also won the Center for Documentary Studies’ Film Maker Award, and received a 2012 Emmy Nomination for Best Documentary. The Chicago Sun-Times noted the film “will likely be viewed as one of the most historically significant […]

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