ifa-marchIndependent Film Arizona’s June 2 Meeting will focus on documentary filmmaking. Arguably, documentary filmmakers are the original ultra-low budget filmmakers with a skill set applicable to all independent filmmakers.

We will hold both a panel discussion of experienced documentary filmmakers and demonstrate lighting and shooting a documentary interview.

The panel discussion will address: what is documentary filmmaking (relative to dramatic film, educational film, and news reporting), what are the production techniques specifically applicable to documentary filmmakers; fundraising for and the economics of documentary filmmaking; and documentary film distribution.

The demonstration of core camera and lighting skills will show how to light and shoot a documentary interview (with a discussion of editing concerns). While shooting an interview is a fundamental skill of any documentary filmmaker, the lighting and composition issues addressed in this demonstration will of course be applicable and valuable to filmmakers working in any genre.

IFA’s Documentary Film Meeting. 7 PM. Tuesday, June 2, Connect Coworking, 33 South Fifth Avenue (between Broadway and Congress) in Downtown Tucson. The meeting is free and open to all.