Susanne Coates is an active, independent filmmaker, cinematographer and multimedia specialist in the Washington, DC area. Please click the Portfolio link above to view samples of her work and to read more about her current projects.
This hands-on workshop will encompass an overview of the tools used in solo documentary shooting: camera operation, cinematography technique and audio recording. Over the course of three days, participants will learn how to prepare for a shoot, the essential equipment needed for the field, safety best practices, how to adapt to difficult conditions, and how to “shoot for the editor.” The third day will include a field practice session and group discussion of collected footage.
Instructor(s): Susanne Coates and Emily Wathen
Skill Level: Beginner
Start Date: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 19:00
Partner Organization: Docs in Progress
Location: 8700 First Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Schedule (three day workshop):
Earlybird Registration (by May 3) $250, Regular Registration (May 3 until May 14) $275, Late Registration (May 15 until full) $300
Where the Waters Blend is a documentary film that is both the story of the Piscataway people who are trying to reclaim their Native American heritage centuries after assimilation into western culture and the personal story of their leader’s journey from estrangement to reconciliation with her LGBT daughter. This mother-daughter relationship personifies the larger story of the Piscataway’s struggle to retain their cultural identity amidst the social and cultural pressures of the 21st century.Project Status: In Post-Production
Donations are processed through our fiscal sponsor, Docs in Progress.