Doug Pray and Peter J. Vogt, in association with TheFilmSchool, are proud to introduce Wild Mind Film Camp, a 10-day intensive workshop for documentary filmmaking in the Washington Cascades.
The term "Wild Mind" is American/Buddhist, meaning "starting now/ready for anything." Gary Snyder, the Buddhist/poet/ecologist defines it as being "elegantly self-disciplined, self-regulating. That's what wilderness is. Nobody has a management plan for it." For us, good filmmaking is a practice that can be prepared for but never completely controlled. It requires innovation in the moment, trust in the process, and a great deal of courage. It demands risk, patience, and enormous amounts of energy. A Wild Mind is focused, attentive, and curious, it accepts rigor, enjoys challenge, endures failure, and delights in the discovery of the documentary filmmaking process.
Wild Mind Film Camp is a hands-on, in-depth educational experience for a small group of serious filmmakers who are interested in increasing their documentary skills and knowledge. The daily curriculum will be a mix of classes, workshops, discussions and live production in a supportive and friendly community atmosphere. Surrounded by the astounding beauty of the Cascade Mountains and immersed in the fascinating culture of the Methow Valley, Wild Mind Film Camp provides a unique opportunity to expand your nonfiction filmmaking with accomplished veterans and fellow documentarians.