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Part 2, April 26- May 6. Shaping the Narrative; Sound, color grading, cinematic techniques

$1250.00 USD



In this second hands-on workshop in the series, we will learn how to shape a compelling narrative and create work that stands out. Each participant will create a 60-second motion story from the methods taught in the workshop. With webinar classroom lectures and scheduled one-on-one mentorship, each participant will get tailored training to their needs and walk away with a finished product. 

Join Scott Thompson, the lead on this event, to take your vision to the next level. Scott's work strives to tell the stories of its subjects. He creates photography and motion that is a mix of narrative, life, and authentic imagery that brings to the surface the nuance and beauty of everyday adventures. Personal storytelling serves as the perfect embellishment to his work, enabling the viewer to be transported into the vision created.


  • Create and capture a compelling narrative
  • Using your photography style in your motion work
  • Cinematic camera techniques
  • Using strategic messaging in your story
  • Intro into sound design
  • Intro into color grading
  • Importance of workflow


  • Create a 60-second motion project
  • 1-on-1 mentorship virtually during the workshop
  • Final presentation with critique in class


  • Basic understanding and how to use video editing software. (Premiere, Divinci Resolve, Final Cut, etc.) How to import footage, cut footage, work with a timeline. (I can supply some links to youtube for basic setup)
  • Come with three possible story ideas that you have access to and can easily reshoot
  • A camera that captures video


  • Apr 26, 2022 - 6-9 PM (CST), 3-hour virtual class
  • Apr 27, 2022 - 1-hour virtual class going over pre-production
  • Apr 28-May2, 2022 - Schedule a 90 min virtual one-on-one with Scott
  • May 3-5, 2022 - Schedule a 30 min virtual one-on-one with Scott
  • May 6, 2022 - 3 pm (CST) cut off, final project sent to Scott
  • May 6, 2022 - 7 pm (CST) group viewing and critique of all final projects


Scott has partnered with Sony to provide an equipment kit (camera body, lens) to attendees who need rentals free of charge. Scott has also partnered with Dodd Camera in Chicago for discounts on additional rental gear.

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