Back in October I attended a filmmaking workshop in Portland, Oregon called EVO produced by the Emmy Award winning team of Stillmotion. For the last several years I have been dabbling in filmmaking, slowly acquiring and learning how to use new gear. But it is the magic of storytelling that has captured my heart. The ability to emotionally connect with another person, or many people, through a visual story is my “raison d’etre”. I feel that everything I have done so far creatively through graphic design, art history and photography has lead me to this point where now I need to make films. And EVO really helped to clarify this for me.
EVO brings together 12 filmmakers which are broken up into 2 teams each tasked with producing a film, start to finish, for a non-profit in 3 days. This year the group was comprised of 10 men and 2 women which is pretty typical of the male to female ratio in filmmaking.