iPhone Documentary Storytelling – P08W09-20

Date: Jul 20 - 24, 2020

Skill Level(s): Ages 10-14 i

Instructor(s): Esther Nooner

Price Option(s):
$175 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$495 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition. Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


One holds in their hands perhaps the most powerful and artistic storytelling tool in history: the smartphone. In this workshop, students have a unique opportunity to utilize and explore the possibilities of storytelling with the cultural revolution buzzing in their pockets. The workshop emphasizes storytelling over technology, using the iPhone to capture photos, video, audio, notes, sketches and found media for a documentary-style project. Students edit using the phone or computer to create short, visually-focused narratives.


iPhone camera, Apps for photos, video, audio recording, editing on the phone, Adobe Premiere Pro (free 7-day download at Adobe.com).


Esther Nooner is the Studio Coordinator for Photography and New Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas, School of Art in 2018. She has participated in Artist in Residencies in the National Park System, shown work nationally and internationally.


Additional Information: Five day virtual classes generally meet Monday – Friday from 9-10:30AM (MST) for one to two hours of group class time via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com) and then have one-on-one sessions in the afternoons from Monday – Thursday 1-4PM.

An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. There can be a group critique Friday afternoon to wrap up the class. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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