By Dave Warner
Floating Home Films pulled into the City last week and gave an exciting community presentation about documentary storytelling and some of the projects the company has worked on.
Ander Kazmerski, a Little Falls High School graduate, and Alex Weiser spoke about their company and gave examples of their work while taking questions from the audience on Friday night. If you couldn’t attend, the entire presentation can be viewed here.
They talked to the audience about the power of telling a good story and how this media is used today in traditional filmmaking, social media, and marketing while providing several examples of their work.
Then, for the next two days, they took students through a well-rounded introduction to documentary filmmaking. They discussed what makes a good story and different ways to approach storytelling while covering the basic steps of pre-production, production, and post-production.
Oscar Stivala with the subject of their documentary, and they did a pre-interview at his house, filmed the second day, and then, on Sunday, showed the class how they edited several hours of footage down to about a final seven-minute product.
Floating Home Films partners with marketing agencies, nonprofit marketing, advancement teams, and small businesses to create authentic content that connects with audiences. To find out more about their work, visit https://www.floatinghomefilms.com/
We shot some footage of the events and then talked with Ander and Alex. Here’s the result.