Dan McComb is an Emmy-nominated Canadian-American filmmaker and senior editor who makes documentary films for clients that include the BBC, UW Medicine and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. His footage has been chosen by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney and Emmy-winning director Kirby Dick. He has taught cinematography and editing at Seattle Film Institute.
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Hello, I am an English teacher in Mill Creek. For the final unit of the school year the students are creating a documentary regarding an environmental issue–a visual argument. I thought that it would be interesting, and helpful if we could get a documentary filmmaker in to share their experiences and the process of making a short documentary. The event would give the students some inspiration, a real-world connection, and maybe some ideas.
What we need would be someone who would be willing to spend the day with us. There are six periods in our day, and every period has at least 2 sophomore classes. We figured that we could reserve the library and set up for a presentation there. It’s a perfect place.
I really appreciate your time and thank you for considering our request.
HM Jackson HS
Mill Creek, WA 98203
Hi Kathleen! I’d be honored to do it! I can’t think of anything more exciting that spending a whole day talking about documentary filmmaking with young people. I’ll give you a call tomorrow and let’s get it in the calendar.