Master Class

Master Class/Documentary: Archival Footage

Saturday, November 5 at 1:00pm

Brian Woodman, producer of “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” (which screens at SLIFF) and curator of the Washington University Film & Media Archive, will take participants through the documentary archival process from beginning to end, providing answers to the questions... Read more

Master Class/Documentary: Editing

Saturday, November 5 at 3:00pm

Murray Center for Documentary Journalism professor Robert Greene — director of “Kate Plays Christine,” which screens at SLIFF — explores how to create psychological transparency in documentary editing. Documentary is made from the tensions between truth and... Read more

Master Class/Documentary: Fair Use & Copyright

Saturday, November 5 at 10:00am

The centerpiece of this master class on fair use and copyright is a screening of “Other People’s Footage,” which explores the three questions crucial to determining fair-use exemptions. The film presents helpful illustrative examples from nonfiction, fiction, and... Read more

Master Class/Narrative: Screenwriting for Independent Film

Saturday, November 12 at 1:00pm

Filmmaker Kevin Willmott provides an overview of screenwriting, with an emphasis on problem-solving, low-budget filmmaking, and understanding how studio writing works. The master class serves as an opportunity both for seasoned writers to discuss their screenplays... Read more