June Environmental Workshop
Have you ever wanted to get an important message across to millions viewers with a film? We have the tools, all we need is time, space, and collaboration to generate meaningful media that changes our world for the better. Join us for three weeks in the Caribbean jungle´s of Costa Rica as we immerse ourselves in an intensive filmmaking experience. Working alongside professional talent from all over the world, we will create provocative social media about our environment. Whether you are a writer, actor, photographer, or social activist, your talents and interests will be vital to this collaboration. Our goal is simple; make media that tells people what they need to know about protecting our planet and then show them how to do it with fun creative storytelling.
Participants are welcome to learn all aspects of production, but we strongly encourage you to focus on one set of skills; be it camera operating, costumes, acting, sound, producing, or editing. We will decide as a group whether to produce a narrative or documentary, or both, depending on your interests.
We offer access to the highest quality professional video equipment. We will shoot on Canon 5d Mark ii cameras, record sound with Sennheiser mic kits, edit on Final Cut Pro bays. We will meet 5 - 6 hours a day in a group five days a week. By the end of the three week workshop, participants will have a completed a professionally shot film they can call their own.
Participants must be over 18 years of age. We do not require any previous experience with filmmaking. However it is imperative that you are open to learning, working, and living in a group.
Participants are welcome to stay at the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, a sprawling 250 acre campus and one of the oldest running arts colonies in North America, operating since 1902. Each building is a handcrafted, heralding the 'back to nature' arts and crafts movement in the turn of the last century. Wild flowers, oaks, and our very own natural spring belie the fact that Byrdcliffe sits just 5 minutes from the center of Woodstock town where you'll find delicious organic restaurants, local crafts, antiques, and Woodstock's legendary music scene. This idyllic mountain retreat is just 2 hours from New York City.
Guests are welcome to stay in the beautifully restored Byrdcliffe Farmhouse with a variety of options ranging from a single, double, or triple rooms. Facilities are shared and our water comes from a private natural spring on our land
$1800 for three weeks. A non refundable deposit of $600 is required to register. For those who would like to participate for shorter one week stays, a rate can be arranged depending on availability. The fee covers lodging for the three weeks and the filmmaking workshop.