Looking for an outside-the-box Italy trip this spring? Ready to unleash your inner filmmaker? Our friend Dakkan Abbe is hosting a week-long Tuscan Film School at the stunning Spannochia estate May 11 to 18, 2013. We know Dakkan as the producer of the exquisite PBS documentary Inside The Tuscan Hills. I know many of our readers have enjoyed Dakkan’s work. Now here is the chance to learn from him directly.
After an initial day of classroom work the group of up to 10 students and Dakkan will move into the field, where they will begin shooting stories, mostly non-fiction portraits of local artisans and chefs, and participants will continue to develop the skills and techniques necessary for compelling and dynamic storytelling. The group will move in and out of the classroom discussing what is working and what isn’t. All students will have finished films to bring home with them.
Cameras will be proved by the school, and a Final Cut Pro editing station will also be on-site, with editing skills being one of the key components of the class. The Tuscan Film School tuition is $2,350 for the week and includes all meals, lodging, equipment and travel during the week. Wine and alcohol is extra.