Week One: The Expedition (Muscongus Bay, Maine)

A cinewright is one who creatively handles every aspect of the filmmaking process. From first shot to final edit, you will create a 90-second documentary about an aspect of Maine’s natural coastal beauty.

During the expedition you will develop your story-acquisition skills. In-field exercises will refine your camera technique. Our mode of transportation is paddle-power for access to remote island stories. The week is a combination of nature cinematography and wilderness training. No previous kayaking or camping experience is necessary. You’ll learn the basics from a licensed nature guide.

Four nights sleeping under the stars will be split in half with two nights at the Maine Island Lodge. This off-the-grid facility was built specifically for workshops like ours. It is a luxurious respite in the middle of our camping experience: comfortable beds, warm showers, proper toilets, kitchen-cooked-meals, etc. This is our classroom as we practice and review our work. We then paddle to a remote island for the final shoot. You will work in pairs assisting each other, but the final project is yours to produce, shoot and edit.

Week Two: Editing – Maine Media (Rockport Campus)

Return to civilization at MMW’s editing facilities. You will learn both the basics and advanced techniques of editing on the industry standard platform – Adobe Premiere Pro. More importantly, you will dive into story structure and pacing as you create a documentary short appropriate for the web. Our work will premiere at the Friday Night Show after a traditional Lobster dinner. Note: Students are not required to participate in the Sea Kayaking Expedition to enjoy the benefits of the editing class. They may opt to take the 2nd Week only.

Important Info:

Dates: August 10th - August 22nd, 2020
: Beginner, Intermediate
Class Size: 10 (Max)
Tuition: $2,955 (Both Weeks) Includes 6 days of lodging, meals, and kayaking gear.  Students attending the full program will need to register on both sites.

Week 1: Sea Kayaking
Register by clicking the button below.
Price: $1,760.00 (Includes 6 days of lodging, meals, and sea kayaking gear.)

Week 2: Editing the Nature Documentary
Tuition: $1,195.00.
Maine Media lodging options available CLICK HERE