Apr 3, 2013

Filmmaker Teaching New Class At Bemis School of Art

This spring and summer, the Bemis School of Art welcomes award-winning documentary filmmaker Tom Shepard to teach a new seminar starting in May: Introduction to Documentary Film.

This six-week course covers the history and current trends in documentary and all stages of film making. Each week will feature a lecture and screening of a new documentary film with discussion focusing on specific techniques and approaches, narrative strategies, access, ethics and filmmaker/subject rapport. Space is limited, and registration is currently open to all adults. 

Shepard has produced and directed four award-winning feature documentaries (Scout’s Honor, Knocking, Whiz Kids, The Grove); all broadcasted nationally on PBS. 

Still from Scout's Honor
Scout's Honor won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the 2001 USA Film Festival. His films have screened at hundreds of film festivals, theatres and universities around the world. Shepard has taught documentary at the University of Colorado, Stanford University, and Cornell University. He is a Stanford graduate and a Colorado Springs’ native.

Wednesdays, May 1- June 5  | 6-9p
$254; $239 FAC Members | Register Now!   

No comments: