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Video Production Lab: Take 1

  • Distill Creative 68 Jay Street #612 Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States (map)

This workshop opportunity is for aspiring women directors and creative producers with the main purpose of learning as many facets of the video process: conceptual development, research, creating, sequence shooting, following and giving directions, embracing marketing strategies, and team leadership, for the success of any video project. 

This first workshop will give you a solid introduction to the basics of video production; from learning to how to present your idea to a client, to develop a video concept and translating it visually. Also you will learn how to write a treatment and shot list plus you will have informations about the team crew and roles.

TAKE 1 is the first episode of this workshop series for WOMXN who want to expand their expertise, connect with inspirational artists and build community. This project is lead by women with the intent to empower new generations and contribute to equalizing the gender imbalance in art, music, and the film industry.

TAKE 1 / Saturday, June 29th, 3-6pm

The first episode of this workshop will consist in learning, how to customize an idea with a budget given by the client as well as learn how to pitch to a client. We will also get an understanding what each persons role is to create a video. These roles include casting and crew requirements, plus locations. We will learn how to plan with a minimum crew and prepare for a shooting day.


Daniela “Zoe” Croci award winning filmmaker officially selected at SXSW 2019 with a production company based in Brooklyn New York called Zoe Map Films.  Her career pursuits as a filmmaker brought her to New York City where she currently lives and produces music videos, fashion editorial videos, documentaries and commercials. In 2017 she started her project “Women to The Front” at Superchief Gallery NY, providing a platform for women film makers, visual artists and musicians; supporting gender equality with such tremendous impact.  Zoe has produced more than 20 exhibitions and an impressive number of videos and musical performances. She curates events and gatherings to raise awareness on social justice with recurring themes of diversity and racial equality in American culture. Zoe amplifies cultural narratives through the arts and film and connects individuals to the people, and resources they need to create a better future for themselves.


Each session is $50. You can sign up for one or all sessions (Take 1, Take 2, Take 3, Take 4, & Studio Sessions I & II). If you sign up for all sessions you’ll get a discounted price of $250!

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