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Santiago D.

Filmmaker/Songwriter Tutor

Filmmaker/Songwriter Tutor

$50/hour

  • Austin, TX 78703

About Santiago


Bio

My name is Santiago and I'm a native Austinite who has grown up, surrounded by the exuberant and boundless film and music scene that this city has to offer. I'm a dedicated singer/songwriter and an avid film nerd, having worked for the Alamo Drafthouse for over 3 years. For the last two of those years, I have been deeply involved in the production of Fantastic Fest, a genre film festival that showcases many unique and brilliant films from around the world.
I have worked on films in both the...

My name is Santiago and I'm a native Austinite who has grown up, surrounded by the exuberant and boundless film and music scene that this city has to offer. I'm a dedicated singer/songwriter and an avid film nerd, having worked for the Alamo Drafthouse for over 3 years. For the last two of those years, I have been deeply involved in the production of Fantastic Fest, a genre film festival that showcases many unique and brilliant films from around the world.
I have worked on films in both the production and music department extensively, being a part of two SXSW Official Features in 2011 and 2013. In 2014, I was an official showcasing artist at SXSW and have played in various bands around Austin for almost a decade. I've toured extensively throughout the United States and plan on continuing that practice.

For music, I specialize in Folk, Acoustic, and Rock music but I am always open to trying out new genres. For film, I teach Cinematography, Producing, Editing, and most other aspects of production and post-production process.

What inspires me to teach is the yearning to spread the values that creativity has to offer. With self expression comes much self discovery. There is stigma in our culture to be clear what you stand for, make a decision and stick to it. There's no room to change your mind. The result is rigid thinking. The creative mind has to maintain a number of perspectives simultaneously, which guarantees a constant learning environment. I started writing songs by teaching myself the guitar when I was 12 years old. I've grown a lot since then. I use my songs as tangible responses to the stories and lives that I notice around me every day. Songwriting is an effective way to access and articulate all of the thoughts that fly around in your head. When I went to college, I immersed myself in music and film and have since directed, produced, written, edited, and showcased my own material to many various audiences.

I try to be as flexible as possible with times, but I do require a 16 hour cancellation policy. I can travel to wherever you are, within reason.


Education

University of Texas at Austin
Radio-Tv-Film

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Austin, TX 78703
  • Lesson cancellation: 16 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Santiago hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Art

Film

Film

I graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Film with a focus on editing and screenwriting. I have written and directed several short films and I've edited many more. I work for PBS as a camera operator and AC. I've written 2 feature films and collaborate often.

Music

Guitar,

Guitar

I've been playing guitar for 9 years in bands all around Austin. I'm a longtime songwriter and an avid musician. I've toured all around the US in my band, Growl. In 2014, I was an official SXSW artist. I'm self-taught, but know the ins and outs of technique and light theory.
Songwriting

Songwriting

I've been playing guitar for 9 years in bands all around Austin. I'm a longtime songwriter and an avid musician. I've toured all around the US in my band, Growl. In 2014, I was an official SXSW artist and in 2013 I wrote an original soundtrack for a SXSW official feature film. I'm self-taught, but know the ins and outs of technique and light theory. I grew up writing poetry and I'm an active storyteller.

$50/hour

Santiago D.

$50/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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