Our home for four nights was the loveliest stone house in the beautiful rural village of Belvezet. We explored the region together, We visited my favorite market and walked down cobblestone roads drenched in history, picnicked atop of a beautiful stone village and shared evening meals by candlelight while enjoying meaningful conversations.
This Film was shot by students of the Story Telling Through Moving Pictures Workshop on Lake Willoughby. We felt very lucky to be able to meet and tell a little bit of Cheri and Doug's story from Red Sky Trading Co in Glover, VT , they have such an incredible spirit and we could have not asked for better people. Students were guided by teachers Ryan Marshall, Joshua Mcwilliams and Michael Martinez, edited by Micheal.
"The Hill Workshop in Vermont was such an incredible experience. By building on the pre existing knowledge of our DSLRs and still image composition the instructors were able to provide a seamless transition into giving our stories motion through video. Everything about the workshop was so meticulously chosen from the locations, to the food, to the timeline, it was a gorgeous and easy setting to create in. I found myself not only learning from the instructors but networking and connecting with all the other attendees as well. Of course I was over the moon with the knowledge I gained about filmmaking, but really, the highlight of the workshop for me was the food, the meals, Nadia's hospitality; every meal she thoughtfully prepared was such a treat. This isn't a classroom lecture, you are not going to take notes on how to make films that look like the instructors, The Hill Workshops are a place to nourish your creativity, to provide you with the opportunity and the time to try out equipment, and styles, to find the voice you already have, and to make it move. "
We gathered for a few days in August for Story telling through moving pictures in Vermont. What took place was inspiring. This first glimpse was shot entirely by the students and edited by filmmaker Micheal Martinez.
We travelled to different locations during our workshop, mornings in apple orchards greeted by thick fog and filming at dusk with beautiful warm sun by the lake. Captured beautifully by filmmaker Ryan Marshall.
After the first day of instruction, as a confidence builder attendees filmed the making of that night's meal. In the morning they were greeted with the finished piece and it was the first time they saw their work edited and set to music.
During the workshop, students learned to do a two camera interview with field sound. The class was then released to capture B-Roll based on the conversation they had just heard unfold. The above film was all captured by attendees. Each student had their own style, light and vision- Here in this film Editor Michael Martinez creates a common thread with their footage in this beautiful curated film.
I would lie to you if i did not say how lucky i felt that i get to do this, host workshops that lead me to meet wonderful people who create lovely things, Susan Bell was one of these people, her photography already breathtaking, came to Vermont to learn film and she did. Shot and edited by her.