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Simple As That

by Kari Branch, Russell Walker, Ashley McCue





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Documentary In Marfa, Texas — August 2011

Simple As That

A Film By: Kari Branch, Russell Walker, Ashley McCue

Instructed and Produced By: Chandler Griffin & Alison Fast

Location: Marfa, Texas

Workshop Format: Two-Week Documentary

About The Film

Malinda Beeman and Allan McClane have launched an artisan goat cheese business, Marfa Maid, during one of the worst droughts in Texas history, and model the creativity and resiliency that makes the Marfa community unique.


Malinda Beeman and Allan McClane


About The Workshop

This two-week HD workshop runs twice a year in West Texas and is designed for those who want to learn documentary filmmaking top to bottom in an intensive setting.

Past participants have included new and established filmmakers, writers, journalists, artists, photographers, graphic designers, theater actors and directors, musicians, educators and non profit organizations. Previous experience with filmmaking is NOT required. Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll. Photojournalists and print journalists who are looking to make the move to video journalism should strongly consider this workshop.

Students learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HD cameras, compact lighting methods, wireless mics, how to structure and weave the story and how to edit in the field with Final Cut Pro.

Find Out How You Can Enroll

Click HERE to learn how you can make a documentary in West Texas.

Equipment Package - Mississippi Delta

Each documentary team is assigned an equipment package. Wanna know what was used to make this documentary? Click HERE.

Sponsored By

Canon USA, Sennheiser, Bogen Imaging, Manfrotto, Lowepro, GoPro, Lowel Lighting, Anton Bauer & Inqsribe.