Julie McElmurry, MS, MA
Hi. I’m North Carolinian Julie McElmurry, a self-taught documentary filmmaker. I created The Charlotte Film School in 2017 because
a.)I wanted to create workshops in Charlotte to improve my own filmmaking skills in the company of others.
b.)I love bringing people together to meet and connect so they can go on to do great things together.
c.)I love adult education in all its varied, colorful forms.
I invite the only the very best local working professionals who are down-to-earth and know how to teach fellow adults who want to learn filmmaking skills from them. Film making is not rocket science.
My own past experience of teaching adults in myriad formal and informal settings, teaching a college service learning class (22 semesters), planning events (large and small) and coordinating a summer graduate school program (4 years) prepared me for this, my favorite challenge of all: innovating & experimenting with this unconventional way of teaching and learning.
Come learn with us. Don’t let fear get in your way. Don’t feel insecure or assume you are “not qualified”. You don’t have to ask anyone’s permission. Come join us.
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Our Fall, 2018 Teachers
“Screenwriting for People who are already Good Writers”
teaching “Audio Production for Filmmakers taught by Michael Quigley”
Curates indie films & them 2-3 times monthly in a casual film festival atmosphere with Q&A
Mia Davis has watched thousands of movies (over 500 movies in 2018 so far as of mid-March, 2018) as she curates selections for her series of film screenings called Queen City Cinephiles. While many film festivals treat us to a handful of movies once a year, Mia Davis is tirelessly watching submissions from all over the world (and locally) and choosing the best of the best to show in themed screening nights around Charlotte. Best of all, each film is followed by a discussion so come on out to what is essentially an entire film festival several times a month! Oh, and she will be teaching a class for Charlotte Unconventional Film School from her unique perspective as a screener who has spent thousands of hours watching indie films.
Find her events here: https://www.facebook.com/QCCinephiles/
Workshop on Producing + Directing the Ultra Low Budget Movie
The Art and Craft of Directing Short + Feature Films
Film Editing is where the power is!
Joshua Overbay (MFA) is a director, producer, and writer of narrative feature films. In 2014, he released the award-winning feature film, As It Is in Heaven. After playing in theaters across the United States, The NY Times deemed it a “Critic’s Pick”, while The Hollywood Reporter described it as “ominous” and “quietly compelling.”
In 2015, his second feature film Hope Bridge was released, and is currently available for purchase at any WalMart, Target, or Best Buy. His third feature film, Luke and Jo, is on the major film festival circuit and will be released near the end of 2018.
With Before As It Is in Heaven, Overbay garnered over 30 awards for his short films. His film Transposition was a 2009 National Finalist for the Student Academy Awards. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Film and Television at Western Carolina University where he teaches filmmaking, directing, editing, screenwriting, and visual effects.
Find him on IMDB: http://solisfilms.com/our-work/