Visual Approaches to Narrative w/ Kyle Taubken

May 11th at 5:30 PM CST (duration 1.5 hours)

Filmmaker Kyle Taubken will discuss how he approaches visual design in narrative filmmaking, particularly when working on no and low budget productions. Discussion will include story-motivated shot design, pre-production techniques, and how to face challenges on set while still maintaining your overall vision. Question and answer time will be included at the end.

Kyle Taubken is a filmmaker from Memphis, TN who has made a number of award-winning short films that have played at festivals including Indie Memphis, Portland Film Festival, Bushwick Film Festival, and Nashville Film Festival, among others. His recent short film, Soul Man, was the runner-up in the Fall 2019 Hammer to Nail Short Film Contest and won Best Hometowner Narrative Short at the 2019 Indie Memphis Film Festival. Kyle is currently developing his first feature.

This class is designed to be taken in conjunction with Visual Approaches to Documentary on 5/15, but that’s not a requirement – just a recommendation!

Registration closes at 5 PM on May 11th. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link ahead of time.

Sidewalk’s educational programs are presented by Wind Creek Hospitality.

Virtual Workshop: Running a Set: Assistant Direction and PAs

Chris Riddle is a filmmaker, assistant director, and producer.  Chris got his start working on independent features and shorts in North Carolina and has now been a career AD for 10 years.  Chris now works as an Assistant Director in Los Angeles and has received two Directors Guild Awards as a member of the directing teams of Veep Season 5 and Barry Season 1.  Along with his work in television, Chris has produced numerous short films, including 3 for director Ashley Brim, his wife.

This workshop will take place on Zoom. Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link ahead of time.

Sidewalk’s Educational Programs are sponsored by Wind Creek Hospitality.