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Lessons from the Street

   This past November and December, through our partnership with the Alcaldia (mayor’s office) of Medellín, I had the privilege of working with an exceptional group of adult students from Comuna 11, a neighborhood in the western-central zone of the city. Working both individually and in small groups they produced an extraordinary set of films, […]

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Sofari

   Although the principal purpose of my travels is facilitating documentary filmmaking workshops, I also typically take a bit of time to explore the land after my teaching responsibilities are fulfilled. The highlight of this travel period while in Uganda was unquestionably a three-day safari trip to Murchison Falls National Park, in the Northwest of […]

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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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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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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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