Announcements, Girls' Voices Matters Videos, Women in Film

Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest

We started planning for Women’s History Month 2020 in September 2019: researching our presentation, “Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest,” grant-writing, marketing, contacting schools, libraries and public places, and rehearsing. By February we had our schedule set up to show WFPNW at nine locations in and around Lane County.

We made it to five. In mid-March, the coronavirus triggered a statewide shutdown. For the sake of public safety, we cancelled our remaining dates.

Since then, we’ve been working on an online version, and I’m happy to announce that “Women Filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest” is now available for viewing. Big thanks go to Claire Graman, who researched, created and narrated the presentation.

 

Girls' Voices Matters Videos, Video Tips & Tricks

Chickens Star in Haiku Video!

The visual haiku is a video art form that follows the rules of haiku poetry: three short scenes, each a few seconds in length, that illuminate a moment in time. Traditional haiku finds its subject in the human experience of nature, but poets have written haiku about many other topics.

At Girls’ Voices Matter,¬†our students will learn how to create their own visual haiku. It’s an easy, fun and endlessly creative way to make lots of beautiful, short videos.

Using a watercolor I made a few years ago and a couple of scenes of my backyard chickens, I made this haiku video last weekend. I used Adobe Premiere Pro to edit and color-correct.

 

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