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SUMMER ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKING WORKSHOP 2021

BEFORE YOU GO SERIES – 5-DAY ONLINE WORKSHOP

DATES: 14, 21, 28 JUNE AND 2,5 JULY 2021 : TIME: 1.30 PM TO 6.30PM IST

ORGANISED BY ANTHROPOS INDIA FOUNDATION      

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Produced and Presented by Dr. Alison Kahn


Director, Oxford Documentary Film Institute
; Visiting Fellow in Digital Learning Systems, Loughborough University; Senior Tutorial and Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Overseas Program in Oxford, UK

Course Coordinator- Dr. Sunita Reddy

Asso. Prof. Jawaharlal Nehru University & Chairperson, AIF Program Incharge- Dr. Gunjan Arora, Post Doc Fellow, JNU

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Ethnographic filmmaking has been practised by anthropologists for at least a century; its definition and status in the discipline has been hotly disputed by academics since the outset. In this workshop, we view and unpack some of the approaches associated with this type of filmmaking and highlight the challenges and opportunities that present themselves to researchers looking to use audio-visual means to record data today. Hands-on exercises will include making a photo-essay, recording sound and interview technique. All hands-on activities can be done with a mobile phone and computer. Advice will be given on affordable equipment for future projects.

Topics covered will be:


Visual Anthropology and Film


The Ethnographer’s Film

Observational Mode


Social Media and Co-creation

Collaborative Mode Digital Anthropology

Storytelling and Archives


Networking

Distribution and Virtual Learning Environments

Participants’ ideas

Open Forum for Brainstorming Ideas

 

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We work on the premise that new technologies bring about new methodologies. We feel that it is important for students using visual media to understand the process of filmmaking and editing to produce watchable material and become better critics of visual representations. We believe it is only through comprehending the art and technology behind the finished product that we can use this media in an informed manner.

You absolutely do not need any previous experience with any visual media. We will address your personal projects as well as give you insights on what is available in terms of equipment (including software), and how others are using digital media to connect their projects to a wider audience, in innovative ways.

Every method we teach is equally viable for camera technologies and we will be setting short exercises for you to undertake at your own home during the workshop.

At the end of the week, you will receive a certificate of participation endorsed by ANTHROPOS INDIA FOUNDATION and the Oxford Documentary Film Institute

WORKSHOP STRUCTURE

The Workshop is 25 hours in duration, spread over five consecutive Weeks is entirely online.
Reading material would be provided to the participants.
Assignments for hands-on practice would mandatory & required to be submitted. Feedback for the sessions of the Workshops will be encouraged.

80% attendance is mandatory.
 Certificate of Participation will be given after successful completion of the course. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their film idea to a panel of experts. Indian Participants have to pay in Indian rupees to Axis bank and International participants to pay in Pounds Sterling to Lloyds Bank.

FEE AND REGISTRATION

Register through the Google Form provided when. you contact us. Fill the details of the fee in the form to complete the registration.

Indian Participants fee is course is Rs.5000

International Participants fee is £150.00 (Pounds Sterling).

FOR ANY QUERY

Contact:

Mr Uma Shankar (Administration and Accounts Manager, Anthropos India Foundation, New Delhi)
+91 9999446350

Anthropos India Foundation Flat no. B-2,111/9, Kishan Garh, New Delhi

RSVP +91 9999446350 anthroposif@gmail.com 

 International (Non-Indian) Participants can email info@odfi.co.uk

 

About the Organizers

Anthropos India Foundation (AIF) is a trust registered in Delhi since October 2011. The aim of AIF is to promote the discipline of anthropology; its philosophy and methods. It also aims to conduct Anthropological research; Applied and Action. Anthropology deals with communities both big and small. Anthropology engages in solving various social issues of communities. AIF promotes visual Anthropology through vibrant, authentic, and meaningful ethnographic films and photo documentation.

The Oxford Documentary Film Institute (ODFI) offers factual filmmaking training, consultancy and full production services, as well as short workshops for professional development in digital storytelling skills for academics or business. ODFI is a team of academics from the sciences, social sciences and the arts, who use or film as a research tool or as professional filmmakers. We run workshops to teach essential hands-on skills in digital film in order to enhance the presentations of visual research. We work on the premise that new technologies bring about new methodologies. We feel that it is important for students using visual media to understand the process of filmmaking and editing in order to produce watchable material and become better critics of visual representations. We believe it is only through comprehending the art and technology behind the finished product that we can use this media in an informed manner.

 

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