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Alex Buono's Visual Storytelling 2: Expand Your Filmmaking Abilities

See our video interview with Alex Buono below!

Cinematographer Alex Buono has worked as a professional cinematographer of indie films, music videos, and since 2003 he has served as the Director of Photography for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit.

This summer, Alex Buono is sharing his knowledge experience with the Visual Storytelling 2 Tour. This tour promises to expand your filmmaking abilities by immersing you in an all-day learning experience about the principles of Visual Style and Subtext. We spoke with him regarding the tour, how it differs from the previous workshop and his other recent work. Some of the other topics we’ll cover in our interview with Buono are:

  • How his own work on Saturday Night Live, “Documentary Now” and more have informed this tour’s content
  • His philosophy on using whatever gear is available to you, and keeping his lessons accessible to everyone
  • How his directorial run on IFC’s “Documentary Now” has influenced his work and the concept of completely switching visual styles for each episode
  • The deep level of film theory included in the workshop, such as Jungian archetypes in Christopher Nolan films, symbolism in classic films and more
  • The benefit of different lens choices depending on the your project
  • How to achieve many different visual styles with limited access to gear

The Visual Storytelling tour is visiting 33 cities this time around, and started in Detroit, MI on July 22nd. The next few stops are tomorrow, July 30th in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 1st in Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia on August 2nd. For those unable to make these or any of the other 26 stops on the tour can also purchase the workshop to download, allowing anyone accross the globe to benefit from the Visual Storytelling 2 Tour’s content.
For more information and to reserve your ticket on the Visual Storytelling 2 Tour be sure to visit

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