cinematic storytelling with smartphones. las estrellas. Summer 2017.
Inspired by the activism of high school women living in my rural hometown, a self-formed group called Las Estrellas, I enthusiastically volunteered to teach a quick n' dirty filmmaking workshop on smartphones. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Padcaster, I was able to teach the girls how to trick out their phones with stabilizing devices, lights, lenses, external microphones and the Filmic Pro app to tell stories cinematically. Some of the women became PA's on the documentary film that I directed in Colorado the following week.
Future gatherings are in the works including social media activism, personal storytelling, guerilla distribution strategies and filmmaking apprenticeships.