Perceptive Practices in Filmmaking

June 24, 2017 — June 25, 2017

Saturday & Sunday | 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Adam Sekuler

Location: Classes & Admin Offices

Prerequisites: Basic shooting and editing skills or instructor permission


Broaden and deepen your filmmaking practice by cultivating sensory awareness and developing skills in mindful paying attention. This hands-on, process-oriented workshop uses a looking and listening technique to help participants investigate how our eyes and ears connect us with space and surroundings, and suggest new methods of working. We’ll use elements of personal storytelling, fictional narrative and environmental description to generate images and ideas, and experiment with still photographs, audio recordings and journaling to find images and sounds which appeal. These will be crafted even further through focused explorations and extended time for small group shooting and editing aimed at completion of a final or near final product by the end. Basic Film Center cameras and editing equipment are provided, or bring your own.

Pre-requisite: basic shooting and editing skills or instructor permission. This is an adult-level workshop.


Adam Sekuler will be presenting his feature-length film Work in Progress on Friday, June 23rd. More info here.