This intensive 3½-day workshop is designed to introduce amateurs to both film appreciation and the actual techniques of filmmaking.
The 3½-day workshop is a unique opportunity for high school students (freshman through seniors), college students, teachers, and all adults interested in filmmaking. The participants will be shown a variety of films that will showcase the elements of filmmaking discussed and applied throughout the course. Students of the workshop will be introduced to all aspects of the filmmaking process as they produce their own short film during the class. From sound design to lighting, from camera operation to story-boards, participants will gain valuable practical experience in the art of filmmaking.
Since earning a film degree from the University of Memphis, Gregory Gray has produced and/or directed several live music DVDs, working with artists such as Edwin McCain, Darius Rucker, Bobby Rush and Al Kapone.
He served as Assistant Editor on "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story", a nationally aired documentary on the famous Memphis recording studio.
Gregory has worked on several feature films in a variety of capacities - from grip to cinematographer, from location sound recordist to production manager.
In addition to production, Gregory has also worked with regional film festivals - including the Oxford Film Festival - as the projection coordinator, giving him a unique perspective on both the creation and exhibition of movie projects.