First Person

This personal documentary film workshop with Roberto Santaguida will provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge of the mechanics involved in producing a personal documentary film.  Participants will learn the basics of this type of filmmaking through the process of actually making a short video.  They will learn how to find the cinematic equivalent for their ideas, for the stories they like, or for topics with which they are interested.  In order to realize their projects, participants will be taught how to develop their own unique conceptual approach.   

Wednesday November 15, 4-7pm – Developing ideas through cinematography

Thursday November 16, 4-7pm – Video editing and post-production

$15/evening, or $25 for both

Subsidies are available for practicing artists in financial need. Please fill out the online registration form below, and email your subsidy request to: 

Online Registration Form 

Workshop fee

Roberto Santaguida Biography

Since completing his studies in film production at Concordia University, Roberto Santaguida’s films have been shown at more than 250 international festivals around the world, including CPH: DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (Denmark), Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil (Brazil), transmediale (Germany) and the Festival international du film Entrevues Belfort (France). He has taken part in artist residencies in numerous countries, including the United States, Romania, Germany, Norway and Australia. Roberto is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award and a fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany.

White Water Gallery is excited to be hosting Roberto for this creation residency, from November 11-15, 2017. 

This workshop is proudly presented in partnership with: