DIY Film Craft

Deadline April 04, 2019

Taught by Devin Tanchum, editor on THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER, this workshop, will guide you through taking an existing project to the next level, as you dig into pacing, scene building, structure, and creative approaches to solving storytelling problems through editing.

D.I.Y. Film Craft can be an enriching follow-up to our DIY Documentary workshop, or a great explorative step in your emerging independent filmmaking work.

This workshop is 5 weeks of instruction, followed by 3 weeks of group workshopping and applied learning.

Finished short pieces will be eligible for inclusion in NW Documentary’s twice-yearly showcase at the Clinton Street Theater.

Instructor Devin Tanchum is a film editor and writer from Portland, Oregon by way of New York City, Los Angeles, and Johannesburg, South Africa. He edited The Russian Woodpecker, directed by Chad Gracia, which won the Jury Prize for World Cinema Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He has worked with master documentary filmmakers like John W. Walter, Alan Berliner, and Jehane Noujaim. His work has appeared on PBS, AmazonPrime, Vice,, and As a writer, Devin’s fiction and poetry has been published in The Rattling Wall and Zero Ducats.

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NW Documentary 6 NE Tillamook Street Portland, OR

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