Whether you’re one of those people loading 100 hours of video a minute to YouTube or creating a spellbinding documentary, it’s not just about shooting with a camera. The key is storing, processing, keeping track of the best content.
Writer, director and producer Cirina Catania will be at the OWC Booth – South Hall, Upper Level, #30572 to give you an idea of what’s involved in creating/saving your material so people can view it later.
January 6-9, 11:30 a.m. – Care and Feeding of a Documentary
Every once in awhile you bump into a story you feel has to be shared with the world. Kionte Storey – Athlete is definitely one. The wounded Marine Corporal recovered from physical and mental wounds and found a new set of goals and ideals this independent filmmaker is working into a compelling movie. Cirina will go through the entire creative, workflow, storage and retrieval process she’s learned the hard way and give you insights into how you can use these techniques to make your own documentaries more successful and understand all the storage that is required. Ask her about her workflow in the field, production, post production and challenges of indie movie sales and marketing.
January 6-9, 2:00 p.m. — Managing Movie Media in the Field
Shooting documentaries in the field generates a lot of content and if you’re doing a project alone – or with a limited crew – keeping track of the shoot and managing your media is sometimes more important than great shots. And it’s your time, your money so it’s even more important. You can’t wait to get back to your office to do it all, you do all the logging, sorting on the set, after hours and in the field. Cirina will discuss what she’s learned the hard way to help indie filmmakers be productive and profitable. This is a nuts and bolts discussion of how to produce in the field, media/metadata management, storage and archiving and working with post production staff.
Cirina Catania is an independent filmmaker, a veteran of the major studio system and one of the co-founders of the Sundance Film Festival. She has written, directed and shot numerous TV shows and her clients have included National Geographic, a ground-breaking 12-part series for Discovery Channel, a made-for-TV movie, 13 episodes for Lifetime, 16 episodes of a series for Columbia Television and many more for a total of 120. Her company is currently in production on four documentaries on three continents.
After Cirina has answered all of your questions and shown you how to store, protect and use your video, there will be a drawing after each session. Your business card could be drawn for: