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Santiago D.

Austin, TX

$50/hour

Filmmaker/Songwriter Tutor

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University of Texas at Austin
Radio-Tv-Film

Education

University of Texas at Austin (Radio-Tv-Film)

About Santiago

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
16 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Austin, TX 78703
In-person lessons
Art:
Film

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Approved subjects

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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.

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

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.

University of Texas at Austin
Radio-Tv-Film

Education

University of Texas at Austin (Radio-Tv-Film)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 16 hours notice required

Travel policy

Santiago will travel within 12 miles of Austin, TX 78703.