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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Discover Filmmaking at deCordova (ages 13 and up)

Discover Filmmaking at deCordova

About Discover Filmmaking at deCordova (ages 13 and up)

Explore the relationship between the art and nature within deCordova’s rich, open environment. Discover quirky landscapes, amazing sculptures and see how they come together in works like Ron Rudnicki’s Rain Gates and Pasture Song by Nancy Winship Milliken. Document your experience of the animate and inanimate landscape by creating an artistic and collaborative short film.

The workshop will include collaborative discussions, creative problem-solving, visual storytelling and an exciting opportunity to delve into filmmaking. We’ll wrap up the week with an online screening for family and friends. No need for filmmaking experience. Join us for this uniquely creative, fun, and social workshop!

This interactive workshop will be hosted on zoom and outdoors at deCordova. It is limited to twelve students, so as to allow for individual instruction. Registered students will receive zoom details at least one day before the start of the workshop.

Please note that face masks and social distancing practices are required while at deCordova.

Workshop Schedule

Orientation via Zoom: Tuesday, 4/20, 1-4pm

Filming at deCordova: Wednesday, 4/21, 1-4pm

Editing via Zoom: Thursday, 4/22, 1-4pm

Screening via Zoom: Friday evening, time TBD


No prior filmmaking experience is required, although participants must have access to the following equipment/software:

  • Video camera (smartphone, etc)
  • Computer with stable internet access and video conferencing capabilities
  • Wevideo (for uploading and editing footage)
  • Zoom (for video conferencing)

No need to install any editing software (like Wevideo) ahead of time. We’ll go through all of that in the orientation.

About the instructor:

Tom Flint is a moving image educator and filmmaker whose interests meet at the crossroads of film, education and cultural exchange. Flint holds an MA in Art + Design Education from the Rhode Island School of Design and has traveled extensively around the world, spending 14 years living overseas. He now lives on the farm he grew up on outside Boston, where he runs Filmbuilding (, a program which curates discovery-based filmmaking experiences to promote cross-cultural exchange.

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