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Listen to the Story: Verite Cinematography with Shana Hagan

Shana Hagan
March 21, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Seminar
Canon Burbank
3400 West Olive Ave Suite 250
Burbank, California 91505


Cinema Verite cinematography is all about listening. Learn tips and tricks from award-winning documentary cinematographer Shana Hagan as she shares her work, discusses her techniques and explores how to use the Canon Cinema EOS line to help capture authentic moments for your documentary. 

Ms. Hagan has shot Oscar and Emmy-winning documentary and narrative feature films, countless hours of nonfiction and reality-based television, filmed many commercials, and worked with such distinguished filmmakers as Michael Apted, Jessica Yu, Doug Pray and Lauren Greenfield. 

Her work includes the Oscar-winning BREATHING LESSONS and 15 Sundance Film Festival selections including QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS, GENERATION WEALTH, and AFTER INNOCENCE. She was chosen to be a Director of Photography at the prestigious Sundance Filmmaker’s Lab and was nominated for an Emmy for her work on SURVIVOR: CHINA. She also filmed the pilot and four seasons of the NBC hit comedy PARKS AND RECREATION, was the 2nd Unit DP on Netflix’s ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT series, and shot four seasons of SURVIVOR and three of THE APPRENTICE. Her commercial work includes spots for KOHL’S, ARMY, DISNEY, FORD, TOYOTA, KODAK, VERIZON and others. Some of her feature documentary work includes FOOD INC, LAST CALL AT THE OASIS and MISCONCEPTION. 

She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the ICG (IATSE Local 600), the IDA and the ATAS. Shana worked on 4 films that premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. 

Shana will share her vast knowledge about her expansive and diverse career followed by Q and A.

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