SUMMER ART CAMP: Great Notion Filmmaking Workshop with Scott Ballard, Dicky Dahl, & Edward P Davee

Tue, July 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Great Notion Filmmaking Workshop with Scott Ballard, Dicky Dahl, & Edward P Davee

One Three-Day Workshop

This will be a general production class in three parts, where we carry students from concept to shooting during the week –  screenwriting, producing, directing, lighting, cinematography.  We will teach as a team, breaking out into groups for more individual instruction.

Tues July 19 10am – 1pm

Wed July 20 10am – 1pm

Thurs July 21 10am – 1pm

Scott Ballard is an award-winning Director, Producer and Director of Photography with over12 years experience filming narrative features, shorts, documentaries, commercial work and music videos. His HD, Super 16mm and 35mm work has played in festivals around the world, garnering numerous awards. He holds an MFA in Film Production from Boston University. He is currently in pre-production on his forth feature film, FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN THE UNIVERSE. He teaches at Portland Community College and the Northwest Film Center.

Dicky Dahl sang for the art-pop band Stratotanker in New York City, planted trees amongst the Mayans of highland Guatemala and herded goats in the Spanish Sierra Nevada before turning his attention to independent filmmaking. He co-wrote and produced The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack, a documentary portrait of cowboy folksinger Ramblin’ Jack Elliott that won theSpecial Jury Prize for Artistic Achievement at the Sundance Film Festival and received wide theatrical distribution. His short film The Curio was a recipient of a project grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council and an official selection of the 2011 Portland International Film Festival. The feature version of The Curio is in the festival circuit.

Edward P. Davee is an award winning writer/director whose films have screened in several film festivals, theaters, colleges, and art galleries around the world. His first feature, How the Fire Fell, won Best Feature Film at the Seattle Film Forum’s Local Sightings festival, had theatrical runs throughout the Northwest, and was distributed internationally by FilmBuff. In 2012, Davee won the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship and and additional grants from both the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.


Cost $75 for all three days or $30 each day.

Please bring : Concept for a SHORT scene – 2-3 pages, 2-3 actors – or if no original material, bring a scene from a film you like that we can help reblock using local locations.  We’ll be providing 2 Canon 5D Mark III cameras and 1 Panasonic Lumix GH4 camera for use in shooting, but if student prefers they can bring their own camera. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Hot tea and coffee provided. Workshop for students ages 16+. All skill levels welcome. Max # of students:20   or   360 – 642 – 2542





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