Susanne shooting by the Potomac
Susanne Coates is an active, independent filmmaker, multimedia specialist and Drupal developer 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.

 

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Backpack Filmmaker Bootcamp: The Self-Sufficient Documentary Shooter

Instructor(s)
Susanne Coates & Emily Wathen
Start Date
End Date
Skill Level
Beginner

This hands-on workshop will encompass an overview of the tools used in solo documentary shooting: cinematography technique, existing light shooting and audio recording.

Partner Organization
Docs in Progress
Location
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100 Silver Spring, MD 20910
Prerequisites

None

Schedule

Session 1: Saturday, July 14 from 12:00-4:00 pm
Session 2: Saturday, July 21 from 12:00-4:00 pm

Backpack Filmmaking Bootcamp 2: Practical Solo Production

Instructor(s)
Susanne Coates & Emily Wathen
Start Date
End Date
Skill Level
Intermediate
Backpack Filmmaker Bootcamp 2

This course is the continuation of Backpack Filmmaker Bootcamp: The Self-Sufficient Documentary Shooter where participants were introduced to solo filmmaking basics.

Partner Organization
Docs In Progress
Location
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Prerequisites
  • Backpack Filmmaker Bootcamp: The Self-Sufficient Documentary Shooter or equivalent experience in field production

  • You must have your own camera and equipment for this class.

  • You must have access to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing outside of class.

Schedule

Oct 10, 2018: 19:00 - 21:00

Oct 17, 2018: 19:00 - 21:00

Oct 31,  2018: 19:00 - 21:00

Nov 7, 2018: 19:00 - 21:00

Nov 14, 2018: 19:00 - 21:00

Nov 28,  2018: 19:00 - 21:00

Current Projects

Where the Waters Blend explores the day-to-day life of a modern-day, non-reservation dwelling indian tribe. The Piscataway people’s ongoing struggle to retain and share their heritage frames the journey of Cryz - the two-spirit daughter of the tribal chairwoman -  from rejection to acceptance of her leadership role in the tribe.

Cinematography & Directing: Susanne Coates & Emily Wathen
Production & Editing: Susanne Coates
Production Company: ArsMeta Films

Recent GeoBlog Post

Tornado Trouble

"Whirl, whirl, twist and twirl..."
Blogging from
Onboard Sérénité, Back Creek, Annapolis, Maryland, United States, North America
Latitude
38.96810
Longitude
-76.47450
Altitude
0.50 m
 

So, I fell asleep last night to the relaxing sounds of rain and distant thunder. Around 01:00, I was awakened by the sudden, violent movement of the boat in her slip as she was brought up hard against her mooring lines and rolled about 15 degrees to port. There were the sounds of things crashing - both inside and outside the boat - and dock lines squeaking and moaning under the sudden strain. I was instantly out of bed, turning on lights and looking out on deck to see what was going on.