Fundamentals of Documentary Film

Cinematographer David McClellan December 29, 4:00 to 5:30 PM

Learn how to make a documentary film from the ground up

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David McClellan Sunday, December 29 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM

At StoryArk, 402 Main Street N, #350, Stillwater

Create a short film and enhance your filmmaking skills through the StoryArk Production Company

Write, shoot, edit, and produce a short film worthy of a college reel and the film festival circuit while also participating behind the camera shooting and editing sketch comedy pieces and short films for other film groups. Cinematographer David McClellan, former ESPN editor Travis Monroe and previous LA production company associate Leah Fein will educate and mentor students in the process of creating an original film. In addition, students will have access to industry professionals to build their film network. Meetings will take place on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at StoryArk, 402 N Main Street, #350, Stillwater.

It's not too late to become involved! Join us for our upcoming meetings:

Sunday Meetings, 4:00 to 5:30 PM at StoryArk

  • January 5, 12

  • February 2, 9

  • March 1

Join fellow creative artists at StoryArk Network Live! on February 22nd, 9 AM to 4 PM

StoryArk is pleased to collaborate with Cutaway, Stillwater Area High School’s student production company, to make this project possible. Bring your own camera if you have it, but equipment will be provided for those students who need it. In addition, becoming a part of StoryArk's student production company provides access to StoryArk equipment and opportunities to earn income shooting, editing and producing other student films.

Call Stephani at 651-417-6223 or email for more information.

About the StoryArk Production Company

Students in the StoryArk Production Company learn the fundamentals of filmmaking - storyboarding, script, talent direction, the artistry of composition, cinematography and the art of editing - while creating their own films and collaborating on other youth initiated productions. Youth begin as students mentored by professional screenwriters, directors, cinematographers and editors. As the students develop, they may move up to become paid student artists as they acquire the skills they need towards becoming independent filmmakers.

We empower student voices and equip teen artists to succeed

StoryArk provides a variety of creative programming for youth, allowing them to tell their story through their chosen medium - whether that be a novel, poetry, film, song, podcast or anything else they can dream up. Student initiated and student led, each project is imagined, designed, and developed by youth. Professional authors, screenwriters, filmmakers, musicians, producers, directors and actors share their expertise and experience, helping students gain new skills in their craft and empowering them to become their best creative selves. Find out more at

StoryArk is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization that seeks to serve the greater good.