PVCC Fine Arts and Performance to Host Documentary Filmmaking Workshop with Local Filmmaker Ty Cooper


Charlottesville, Va. – October 15, 2020 – The Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Fine Arts and Performance division will host a Documentary Filmmaking Workshop with local filmmaker Ty Cooper, on Friday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop is free and will take place in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building on the PVCC main campus in Charlottesville. Social distancing regulations must be followed, and masks/face coverings are required and must be worn at all times by all attendees. 

The workshop will guide aspiring filmmakers through the process of transforming true stories into compelling documentaries, from developing an initial idea to editing the final cut. Drawing on his experience as a novice filmmaker turned award-winning professional, Cooper will share techniques for everything from funding a project to gathering visual elements that support the narrative while participants gain familiarity with the technology that makes it all possible.

Noting the host of new technologies available to novice filmmakers, Cooper hopes to see more people harness the medium to bring stories they are passionate about to the screen. “From social issues, the life of a famous person or any subject you can imagine,” said Cooper, “these aspiring filmmakers are entering the industry purpose driven.”

Ty Cooper has created a series of narrative shorts and documentary films that have won praise and awards at several film festivals. He is also an entertainment promoter, writer and the Creative Director of Lifeview Marketing & Visuals.

The V. Earl Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive. For more information, contact the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 or email box-office@pvcc.edu.

A full list of PVCC Fine Arts and Performance events is available at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit www.pvcc.edu.



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