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A discussion on doing it yourself, at the intersections of documentary, adventure, and experimental. The 3 sessions will be divided into Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production, exploring practical and aesthetic factors in each step of the filmmaking process. Sessions will be open to Q&A, and 1-on-1 mentorship phone calls will be available, if you have any specific questions that weren't fully addressed during the group sessions.
*All masterclass workshops will be online delivery through Zoom*
Jason Mannings is a British Columbian director, cinematographer, and artist. Rejecting a common dichotomy, he is tuned into nature and culture; the bridging of which informs his work. He studied literature, journalism, and creative writing, but learned far more under temperate rainforest canopies and on snowy alpine peaks. His first award-winning feature sports film, Stripped (2006), won ‘Best New Film Producer’ at the Bike Magazine Film Awards. In 2017, he won an Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Camera Work’ for his cinematography on an episode of Image Quest (2016): it featured a documentary look at Sweetgrass Productions, and was broadcast on OutsideTV. Today, his focus is on directing creative-documentaries, branded-content, and experimental-films. Presently, his first narrative film, Ashli Leigh, has wrapped production and is slated for a 2021 release. When he’s not immersed in film, he’s either on a bike in the woods, on a splitboard in the snow, shrouded in music in a warehouse, or feeding alleyway cats — usually with an analog camera in tow.
Many thanks to our funders, Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, for making this all possible.
If you have further questions, please contact Kootenay Screen-Based Industry Regional Program Manager, Lynn Trinh.