Know Your Rights Video by Natasha Florentino

I recently produced a Know Your Rights Video for Chesa Boudin’s campaign. Chesa is a candidate for San Francisco’s District Attorney running on a very progressive platform committed to ending mass incarceration and reforming the criminal justice system.

Director/Producer/Shooter Natasha Florentino

Writer Peter Calloway

Editor Benjamin Moss

New Class Offering this Spring by Natasha Florentino

I’m excited to announce a new class I will be teaching beginning in February, Documentary Film and the Urban Environment. Enrollment is now open.

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This class will guide students in creating short documentary films focused on the city. We will examine how history, city politics and urban development affect the interaction between communities and individuals in cities with an emphasis on San Francisco and the Bay Area.  This workshop will focus on story development and film production, with time dedicated to feedback and critique. Collaboration will be encouraged. 

We will be taking a look at examples of various documentaries who have successfully tackled issues that often play out in urban environments, like displacement, rapid redevelopment of historic neighborhoods, city politics, the tearing down or building of controversial housing developments or simply the loss of culture and identity in a particular neighborhood.

We will explore the different ways you as a filmmaker can establish a sense of place, history, and culture.      

© Natasha Florentino 2019

*This is an intermediate level workshop geared towards students who have some film production and editing experience.

To enroll in the class, please click here and register.

Last Minutes with Oden by Natasha Florentino

Single Event Story

Last Minutes with ODEN

Thank You Jason Wood for allowing us this moment. Oden's struggle with cancer finally came to an end. May he rest in peace and his memory be eternal. Canon 7D Directed/Edited: Eliot Rausch Director of Photography: Luke Korver, Matt B. Taylor Song: Big Red Machine / Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner A story from the 8 LIVES Documentary.