SheridanWorks explores the lives of people around the world doing extraordinary things. Many of our stories focus on the lived experiences of people that are facing, and finding solutions for, the most difficult social and economic challenges. Other stories capture creative people in action. Our filmmaking style prioritizes visual experience.
LearningWorks puts to use our 25 years of documentary filmmaking experience to educate a new generation of storytellers.
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Bring a documentary filmmaking project that is currently in pre-production, production or post-production for mentoring and instruction in areas of need and interest. The instructor will facilitate discussions, exercises, and feedback that will push projects forward.
Learn the fundamentals of documentary storytelling, shooting techniques, visual aesthetics, sound, interviewing and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.
Discover your identity as a documentary storyteller and focus on the stories that matter most to you and that you can best tell. Learn how to successfully structure compelling narratives with a scene-based, character-driven approach.
“The eye sees but the ear imagines.” This course will explore everything that filmmaker Robert Bresson meant with that famous statement. We will learn what it takes to record moving images and sounds that tell engaging stories and stimulate the imagination.
Learn the principles and techniques of video editing – the backbone of filmmaking. Whatever your interest or desired role in filmmaking, understanding editing is fundamental to your success. The editor is a detail-oriented storyteller, craftsperson, organizer, and technician. We often rediscover and sometimes reinvent our stories in the edit.
Need some one-on-one project guidance. Are you struggling with story structure? Want to get suggestions for how to improve you camera, sound or editing skills?
Email or call 857-415-0564 to arrange sessions on your own schedule at $65/hour.
Filmed with four cameras at Boston’s Old North Church during the 2020 pandemic, this classic Camerata program of Americana is particularly appropriate to a year of struggle and hope.
2020, 50 min
Stories of the physically and mentally disabled and the state and local agencies helping them to move off the streets and out of institutions into their own homes – often for the first time in their lives.
2015, 2 videos, 6 min each
Benoît Rolland has made 1,950 wood bows during his 49-year career. Most of the major soloists of the past three decades have acquired a Rolland bow, sometimes several. The films are a journey into the mind and work of Rolland as he works on bows and dialogs with musicians.