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Ability

   This past month I had the unique opportunity to facilitate Bent Marble’s creative documentary workshops at Kampala Film School, an affiliate of Kampala University in Kampala, Uganda. This marked the first time that Bent Marble, an organization that strives to simplify and demystify the process of filmmaking, has offered workshops at an established film […]

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Starting a Movement

   In Movement: Art for Social Change is an NGO based in Kampala, Uganda that implements arts education programs with underserved youth. Their goal is to empower young people through the arts to be active participants in society, and lead creative, productive, and meaningful lives. Over the past month we had the opportunity to offer […]

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Super Sound Advice

   When we hear the phrase “lights, camera, action!!” we recognize this as the phrase called out on a film set before recording begins. But strangely enough, this iconic saying only captures half the story… what about sound? Indeed sound, truly the other 50% of the film, is often neglected or marginalized on film and […]

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“A” Students

   This past January we taught three workshop series in Bangalore, India, marking a tremendously successful run for Bent Marble. Across the board, we were extremely impressed with our students’ level of interest, discipline, and creativity… as well as the high quality of their final films. The first workshop series we taught was with seventh graders […]

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Rules of Thirds

   The Rule of Thirds was one of the first principles I learned in graduate school in New York, in regards to composing shots for documentary camera work. According to Wikipedia.org: The Rule of Thirds is a ‘rule of thumb’ or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designs, films, […]

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Primakara Premiere

   STMIK Primakara is a new information technology college in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Among IT institutions, it is quite unique for its focuses on global education, creativity, and student entrepreneurship. A couple weeks ago, we met with college president, I Putu Agus Swastika, who was very interested in Bent Marble and our workshops. Due to […]

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Samui School Spirit

While Bent Marble’s primary mission is to teach creative documentary workshops that foster cross-cultural understanding, we are also filmmakers ourselves, and look forward to those opportunities when we are able to use our cinematic skills to help like-minded organizations. This past June and July we had the opportunity to film a promotional video for Koh […]

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All Aboard!!

   Less than a week ago we launched a campaign on Facebook to increase awareness about Bent Marble. So far we’ve gained more than 4,500 new “Likes” for our organization’s page! It feels great to be getting the word out about who we are and what we do… and to be growing the Bent Marble […]

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Smooth Operators

   Not long ago we had the chance to work with some talented kids at the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage in Denpasar, Bali (an organization founded in loving memory of Australian, Jodie O’Shea, who died tragically in the Bali terrorist bombing of 2002). There we gave a one-day documentary camerawork workshop to a group of students, […]

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