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Jun

25

Nikkei Legacy Project

Thanks to Oregon Heritage Commission and a grant from the National Park Service, NW Documentary is part of a project to document the experiences of Japanese Americans interned during WWII as part of a Minidoka Oral History Project with the Oregon Nikkei Endowment. Starting with family roots, interviews span childhood, attending school, experiences in camp, the […]

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Jun

25

Welcome Angela Pearson!

We are excited to welcome Angela Pearson as our new part-time Development Associate at NW Doc. Angela will be spearheading our fundraising and grant development efforts. Angela has a background in building support and community partnerships for arts organizations such as Body Vox. She is also a founding member of Corbit Community Advocates, a local group of […]

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Jun

25

June Tip of the Month

All of our instructors at NW Doc are also active filmmakers who work regularly in the field. We asked DIY teacher Courtney Hermann to field student questions on best practices for documentary production. Send your questions toeducation@nwdocumentary.org. Q: How can I improve the sound quality of my interviews? A: Always shoot interviews in a quiet environment […]

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May

01

Spring Homegrown Doc Fest!

Stories are meant to be shared, and Homegrown DocFest is how NW Documentary shares them. At the end of each workshop term our students premiere their projects on the big screen at the historic Mission Theater. It’s an exciting evening that packs the Mission floor and balcony.  The stories can be about anything and everything—past stories […]

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Apr

09

May’s DocTalk with John Waller

Filmmaker John Waller will be discussing his latest film Mending the Line on WWII veteran and legendary fly-fisherman Frank Moore, the lessons learned in its production, and their successful $50K crowd-funding campaign through Indiegogo. John is the principle and executive producer of Uncage the Soul Productions, a production studio based in Portland, Oregon. John has spent […]

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Mar

15

April’s “Pitch Night” at NW Doc

Have an idea of a documentary? Already working on a doc? Want to share some footage? April’s Doc Talk will be a rapid-fire forum that allows each filmmaker 5 minutes to pitch their documentary or show in-process footage. We’ll then spend 10 minutes providing our thoughts and constructive criticism to help you work through your ideas. 7 presentations […]

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