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Producing the Documentary with Kimberlee Bassford

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Producing the Documentary with Kimberlee Bassford

Time: July 28, 2012 at 9am to July 29, 2012 at 12pm
Location: UHM Krauss 012
Street: 2500 Dole St
City/Town: Honolulu
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Phone: 808-956-8244
Event Type: 2-day, workshop
Organized By: Susan Horowitz
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2012

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Event Description

Documentary filmmakers have the privilege of entering people`s lives and telling their stories. It is an exciting and multifaceted process. This workshop provides an overview of the art, craft, and business of producing a documentary film from concept to completion through lecture, discussion, hands-on activities and screenings of clips from the instructor`s films and other documentaries. Topics include: researching a project, finding the story, fundraising, assembling the production team, spearheading a shoot, conducting interviews, working with archival materials, editing, negotiating rights and securing distribution.

Kimberlee Bassford is an independent documentary filmmaker from Hawai`i. She produced, directed, wrote and co-edited Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority (2008), which won the Audience Award for Favorite Documentary at the Hawai`i International Film Festival. It also won a CINE Golden Eagle and received awards at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, DisOrient Asian American Film Festival, San Joaquin International Film Festival, Honolulu International Film Festival, San Francisco Women`s Film Festival and Gate City Women`s Film Festival. It aired nationally on PBS in May 2009. 

Bassford was a series producer on the national PBS documentary series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? (2008), which won an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for excellence in broadcast journalism, and The Meaning of Food (2005), which explores the social significance of food in the United States. 

Bassford had her directorial debut with Cheerleader (2003), a short documentary that follows a squad of young, bright-eyed California cheerleaders on its quest for the national cheerleading championships. The film aired on HBO Family and won the Student Academy Award in Documentary and screened at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Kodak Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. 

Bassford is a graduate of Punahou School and holds a BA in psychology from Harvard University and a Masters in Journalism from the University of California Berkeley. She owns Making Waves Films LLC, a documentary production company in Honolulu.

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