Alex Buono, the DP of the SNL Film Unit and Director/DP of the new IFC comedy series “Documentary Now,” is coming up to the finale of his new filmmaking workshop tour, Visual Storytelling 2 and is offering a fantastic giveaway to aspiring filmmakers.



Over the past 6 weeks, Alex has travelled across the Unites States delivering in-depth workshops covering a broad range of visual styles and practical shooting techniques as a follow up to his smash hit first tour in 2013.

Real-world filmmaking education can be hard to come by and, for some, hard to afford.  So at each of the remaining few tour stops, Alex is giving away one free pass to the entire workshop, worth $299.

To be considered, send Alex an email at and tell him your story: what kind of films do you make; what kind of films do you hope to make someday; what makes your storytelling voice unique?  Keep it to under 200 words, put your city in the subject line and Alex will let you know within 48 hours of the tour reaching your city.


The cities left on the tour are Boston, Newark and New York so don’t delay and get emailing. Finally, the giveaway doesn’t end there – if the tour has already passed your city, don’t worry – you can still submit an entry and if selected, you will receive a download of the entire workshop (value $349).


For the full tour schedule and more information about the workshop, go to