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Aug

11

Honoring Kate Regan

NW Documentary lost a dear friend, supporter, and mentor–professor Kate Regan. Like many people, Kate came to NW Doc to learn the craft of documentary, and made her first documentary short in the 10-week DIY workshop. She then went on to make three more documentary films that explored people, culture, history, music and classic literature […]

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Aug

11

August DocTalk – David Weissman

David Weissman is an Emmy Award nominated filmmaker, co-founder and director of QDoc, Portland’s LBGT Documentary film festival, and former instructor at NW Documentary. He was producer and co-director (with Bill Weber) of the acclaimed documentary, The Cockettes (2002), a film about the gender-bending performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon from the Haight-Ashbury era. His most recent film, We Were […]

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Jul

30

Summer Homegrown DocFest!

Come together on Sunday, August 24th at the Hollywood Theater, for local film, food, beer and live music! NW Documentary’s “Homegrown DocFest” will feature locally-produced short documentaries made during the Summer 2014 DIY Documentary workshop series, where budding filmmakers research, write, direct, shoot, and edit their original films then share them in a public screening. […]

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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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