Filmmaking Workshops with Sharon Shattuck


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  • Speaker: Sharon Shattuck
  • Host Department: Program in the Environment
  • Date: 02/08/2013
  • Time: 0:00 PM

  • Location:
    AM Session: Room 753 Dennison from 10am-12pm
    PM Session: Room 4153 USB from 2-4pm

  • Sharon Shattuck

    Sharon is a PitE Alumna (B.S. '06)

  • Description:

    Workshop format: In this workshop, Sharon will work with students in small groups to conduct an expert interview, then infuse the interview with footage to create a short documentary. The goal of the workshop is to create a story and convey a message using filmmaking techniques. This workshop is not a "how-to" demo, or even a "how to be filmmaker" seminar, but an interactive, immersion experience that creates a context for students to practice using media and art to communicate an environmental issue and its solutions to people outside of the academic setting.

    Who should attend this workshop: Any student who wants to effectively communicate the need for environmental behavior change. Applies to students interested in environmental policy, education, behavior change, communication/marketing, business, or community outreach. No film or editing experience or equipment is required to attend this workshop.

    From this workshop, students will: 
    1. Work together as a group to conduct an "expert interview" and incorporate stock footage to create a short film
    2. Learn about the elements needed to create a film
    3. Engage in discussion about the important role that film and creativity play in communicating complex environmental problems and their potential solutions
    4. Learn how PitE students enter the workforce with the ability to do many different types of jobs (including creating films!)

    Click here to register for either the morning or afternoon workshop

    Registration Deadline: February 5th

    More about Sharon
    Sharon Shattuck is a director-producer-animator based out of NYC.  She is a PitE alumna (class of 2006), with degrees in forest ecology and biology, as well as a graduate degree in journalism.  Her thesis film, Parasites: A User’s Guide (2010, premiered at the Traverse City Film Festival, and went on to screen at festivals internationally.  Her award-winning animation, Whale Fall, premiered on Radiolab and is currently in festivals.  Sharon has recent multimedia credits with Slate, The New York Times, PBS, ProPublica, Face the Facts USA, On The Media, Radiolab, and various films produced by Wicked Delicate Films, including The City Dark, Truck Farm, The Search For General Tso, Missing Modernist, and The Greening of Qatar. She is also the Art Director at Explainer Music.

    Sharon has led similar workshops before and looks forward to working with her alma mater. See more of her work at