Tim Guthrie

Digital Filmmaking

July 23rd – 27th, 2018


The objective of this course is to introduce and examine the fundamentals of storytelling with video, audio and motion graphics. Participants will develop skills based on traditional storytelling techniques, but using current methods and technology.  Participants will use several different pieces of software but will mainly focus on Final Cut Pro, unless you are comfortable with Premiere Pro.  Although the workshop will be heavy on software comprehension, the real goal is to develop effective storytelling skills. It is expected that everyone that enrolls in the workshop knows how to use their own cameras, because we certainly will not be able to cover every camera system available.


Tim Guthrie has been awarded Independent Artist Fellowships in 2011, 2008, 2007 and 2006 (Distinguished Artist) from the Nebraska Arts Council for both his traditional and digital art, as well as his experimental animation and documentary work. He was also awarded Best Visual Artist, Best Show, and Best New Media Artist in 2015 by the Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards, as well as Best Show in 2011, and both Best New Media Artist and Best Show in 2008, for “Nuclear Dichotomies” and Best Exhibit in 2011, for “Extraordinary Rendition.”

He also presented his multi-media work at the Sorbonne in Paris, France (Summer 2012).

Residencies include the Blue Mountain Center, Vermont Studio Center, Hall Farm, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and other awards and fellowships include International Sculpture Center, the Sierra Arts Foundation, and the Nevada Arts Council, each funded by the NEA.

His films have won numerous Best Documentary awards, 2017 Humanitarian Award (GIFA), Audience Awards and other awards, and shown widely, including in Wales, UK (International), Sweden (High Coast),  Bucharest, Sydney (World Film Festival), Hiroshima Animation Festival, 5th Annual Athens International Animation Festival (Greece), Control Arms Conference (Italy), Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, and film festivals in London, Miami, Copenhagen, Hollywood, and Toronto.

Tim is a professor at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.