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.
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.
Dates: August 10th - August 22nd, 2020
Levels: 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.