Master class instructors include:
Doug Blush: The metro Detroit native’s credits include directing, editing, writing, producing and/or camera work on more than 50 feature and television documentaries, including Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Peabody Award winners.
Brian Kaufman: The Free Press’ Emmy-award winning editor, producer, cinematographer and director of “Packard: The Last Shift.”
Rola Nashef: Named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine in 2011. Nashef’s debut feature-length film “Detroit Unleaded,” which she wrote, directed and produced, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival where it it won the Discovery Award.
Harvey Ovshinsky: A veteran educator and filmmaker, Ovshinsky’s documentaries have been awarded broadcasting’s highest honors, including an Emmy, a Peabody, and a duPont-Columbia University Award, and the American Film Institute’s Robert M. Bennett Award for Excellence.
In addition to conducting the producing class, Freep Film Festival’s artist-in-residence Ovshinsky will also oversee “Your 1st Cut is for You. The 2nd is for your Story,” in which up to 10 area filmmakers will submit a sizzle reel or rough-cut of their latest documentary for critique and feedback. (To sign-up for a critique session email Freep Film Festival artistic director Kathy Kieliszewski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spots are limited.)
In the afternoon, Detroit Film Theatre director Elliot Wilhelm will lead a panel discussion of industry trends, including self-distribution, impact plans and more. Panelists will include Nashef; Juanita Anderson, a Wayne State University lecturer and director of Film and Digital Media Initiatives; Antoinetta Hairston, a producer on “Being: Kem”; and Tony D’Annunzio, director of “Louder than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story.”
To cap off the day, a series of student shorts will be screened with a small discussion afterward.
8:30-8:50 a.m.: Coffee and bagels in the Kresge Court
8:50-9 a.m.: Welcome in the Marvin and Betty Danto Lecture Hall
9-10 a.m.: Master Class with Harvey Ovshinsky: How to Produce a Career in Film and Video Production
10:10-11:10 a.m.: Master Class with Brian Kaufman on cinematography
11:10-11:25 a.m.: Break
11:25-12:25 p.m.: Master Class with Rola Nashef on directing and making your first film
12:25-1:10 p.m.: Lunch break
1:10-2:10 p.m.: Master Class with Doug Blush on film editing
2:20-3 p.m.: Panel discussion moderated by Elliot Wilhelm with Panel – Tony D’Annuzio, Rola Nashef, Juanita Anderson, Antoinetta Hairston
3-6 p.m.: Critique session with artist-in-residence Harvey Ovshinsky titled, “Your 1st Cut is for You. The 2nd is for your Story.”
6-7:30 p.m.: Free screening of the Academy Student Showcase