No camera? No problem. In this workshop, we learned how to utilize smartphones to film, edit, and create documentary films. According to the International Documentary Association (IDA), “The evolving digital era presents new opportunities for documentary makers and audiences as platforms shift, new storytellers emerge and media systems transform. Documentary has long enjoyed a vibrant space in the media ecology, and the marketplace for creative nonfiction storytelling continues to expand.” This workshop was themed: REALITY.
Olivia Abtahi is a film director and writer based in Denver, Colorado. Born to an Iranian father and an Argentine mother, she is a melting pot of distinct cultures. Olivia holds a BFA from NYU’s School for Film and Television, as well as a Masters in advertising from VCU Brandcenter. From print to video to all things online, Olivia enjoys using different mediums to tell better stories for brands, causes, and communities.