Filmmaking 101 with Nick Zachar: How to Tell Your Story and Inspire Action in 60 Seconds - Green Team Academy
Filmmaking 101 with Nick Zachar

Filmmaking 101 with Nick Zachar: How to Tell Your Story and Inspire Action in 60 Seconds

October 20, 9 am – 11 am MDT (Denver) plus five-day access:

You’ve got a great story, but how do you tell it so you can capture the hearts and minds of your audience? Can you use a smartphone? What should you include? Where do you even start? 

Join us for an interactive workshop with award-winning filmmaker Nick Zachar to learn pro tips for creating an engaging one-minute video. 

In this two-hour workshop, you’ll discover:

  • The six shots needed to edit a scene
  • How to tell YOUR story
  • How to plan, and plan some more, and then adapt when things don’t go as planned
  • Tips for filming with a smartphone
  • Free and low-cost editing tools

Throughout the workshop, Nick will be workshopping with participants to apply the principles to real situations. Attendees will also get to hop into breakout rooms to meet other participants and try out the strategies during the workshop.

How to Register:

Click here to purchase ticket for $25. Your ticket includes admission to the live event plus five-day access to the recorded workshop.

Benefit for Green Team Academy

This event is a fundraiser for Green Team Academy. Your participation helps us empower everyday people to #BeTheChange! We’re hosting the 2021 International Climate Action Challenge with 75 teams from 28 countries, helping them go from passion to action in 90 days.

Thank you to Nick Zachar for generously contributing his expertise to provide this valuable opportunity.


Thank you to Spirit Environmental, Team GREAT Golden, and OUR&D for helping make this event possible!

About Nick Zachar

Nick Zachar is an award-winning filmmaker currently working for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries as their Video Producer/Diver. Through the Stories from the Blue series, he has the opportunity to find and share stories about America’s underwater treasures and, more importantly, the people who dedicate their lives to taking care of these special places. Alongside his team, he is directing, shooting, and editing virtual reality films that will allow viewers to explore the blue from anywhere in the world. Previously, Nick was a Producer/Editor for National Geographic’s Digital Team.

During Nick’s career he has had the opportunity to repel into crevasses of glaciers, film aerial footage from helicopters, and swim alongside sea turtles and sharks, all in order to “get the shot”.

Nick specializes in field production and strives to find and share meaningful stories with broad public audiences that shed light on the most important environmental and wildlife issues of our time.

His goal: inspire viewers to take action in protecting our Blue Planet.

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Oct 20 2021


9:00 am - 11:00 am




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