Workshops

– Before You Go Workshops  – 

Applications open for the THREE ODFI 2019 Summer Schools/Worshops at Stanford House, Oxford:

Application Form for TWO-WEEK SUMMER SCHOOL: Emerging Digital Research Methods in Social Science and Documentary Filmmaking (7 – 21 July 2019)

Application Form for 5-DAY FILMMAKING SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ACADEMICS (8 – 12 July 2019)

Application Form for 1-DAY WORKSHOP: Current Approaches to Film Funding and Distribution. (12 July 2019)

Residential Options Available for all three courses.

1) TWO-WEEK SUMMER SCHOOL- Emerging Digital Research Methods in Social Science and Documentary Filmmaking

7th July-21st July 2019

Accredited by the European Documentary Network (EDN).

7 – 21 July 2019, Stanford House (Stanford University), OxfordUK.

An example day-by-day schedule of events (subject to change) is outlined below.

Workshop fees:

£1500 for the full workshop fee INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION

£1200 for the full workshop fee EXCLUDING ACCOMMODATION

£1200 for concession (student/unwaged participants) INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION

£900 for concession (student/unwaged participants) EXCLUDING ACCOMMODATION

***Workshop fee includes two weeks tuition by our experts, a two-course midday meal on business days (Monday through Friday of both weeks), tea and coffee at designated break times and single accommodation for fourteen nights at Stanford House.***

Please download the registration form here or email info@odfi.co.uk to express interest or ask for more information.

2) 5-DAY FILMMAKING SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ACADEMICS

8th July -12th July (Monday-Friday)

Accredited by the European Documentary Network (EDN).

8 – 12 July 2019, Stanford House (Stanford University), OxfordUK.

An example day-by-day schedule of events (subject to change) is outlined below.

Workshop fees:

£750 for the full workshop fee INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION

£600 for the full workshop fee EXCLUDING ACCOMMODATION

£600 for concession (student/unwaged participants) INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION

£450 for concession (student/unwaged participants) EXCLUDING ACCOMMODATION

***Workshop fee includes 5-DAYS tuition by our experts, a two-course midday meal on business days (Monday through Friday), tea and coffee at designated break times and single accommodation for 4 nights at Stanford House.***

Please download the registration form here or email info@odfi.co.uk to express interest or ask for more information.

3) One-Day Workshop: Current Approaches to Film Funding and Distribution

12th July 9.30 am – 5.30 pm

Workshop fees:

£175 for the full workshop fee 

£135 for the full workshop fee for concession (student/unwaged participants) 

***Workshop fee includes 1-DAY tuition by our experts, a two-course midday meal, tea and coffee at designated break times***

Current Approaches to Film Funding and Distribution

Lecturer: Charl S. Sevel MSc MBA Fellow HEA Academy

Session 1: 9.30 am-11am: IP and Ownership: What are you selling and do you own it? Is this saleable and do you have audience? Credibility and professional social profile 

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Marketing, Branding & Vision. Discussion

LUNCH (12pm – 1pm) at an Oxford College included in workshop fee

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm) 

Session 3: 1pm-3pm: Sources of Finance

Session 4: 3pm-4pm: Finance and Deal Structures:

Session 5: 4pm-5pm: Case studies and examples of Finance Deals

5pm; Plenary and Discussion

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Get yourself prepared to film and explore emerging digital research methods with the ODFI Summer School at Stanford House, Oxford, UK.

TWO-WEEK SUMMER SCHOOL- Emerging Digital Research Methods in Social Science and Documentary Filmmaking

7th July-21st July 2019

This two-week intensive workshop. You will learn basic film and audio recording techniques to get good quality footage of your field expedition, laboratory experiment, educational project, or other film project. You will be able to test out latest software for cyber protection and archive creation as well as enjoy a session with VR and AR specialists experiencing cutting-edge technology currently being used to train astronauts.

This is a full hands-on workshop, tailored to your needs, with a maximum of 20 participants.

Replies to Frequently asked Questions about the ODFI Summer School?

I am going to undertake fieldwork. Do I need any previous experience in filming or digital media?

This workshop aims to support academics and researchers who need an intensive but short period of time to think through ways of undertaking fieldwork (especially with regard to interviews). The idea for the course is borne out of many of my colleagues and research students requests for advice and guidance through audio visual media to support their work.

You absolutely do not need any previous experience with any visual media. With a cross-disciplinary set of researchers we have various experts from different subject areas who 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 wider audience, in innovative ways.

Please do email any more questions on info@odfi.co uk so we can respond to you swiftly.

 

Bring the camera and sound equipment you will use in the field if you have one and learn to its full potential. If you do not have equipment, the workshop will provide with equipment that you will be likely to use. Every method we teach is equally viable for camera technologies.

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certificate of participation endorsed by the European Documentary Network (EDN).

See a detailed workshop description (sample) below. Please do let us know if there are any particular interests you would like us to cover.

Renowned documentary filmmaker and producer, Nicholas O’Dwyer (Landmark Films UK) will be assisting us from script to screen in the first week of this hands-on workshop, advising on our concepts and ideas for our independent projects.

 

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Nick is one of the UK’s most experienced documentary directors and executive producers. He trained as a director at the BBC and has directed some of Britain’s most watched and controversial documentaries, winning international awards and directing on BAFTA-winning series. He’s been called “one of the country’s best documentary makers and interviewers” (Mail on Sunday) and a great many worse things. Nick founded and ran Landmark Films www.landmarkfilms.com from 2002 to 2017. He originally trained as a newspaper journalist and have published features in The Spectator, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Mirror, New Statesman and the BBC website. He currently teaches directing and camerawork for, amongst others, the National Film and Television School, the BBC Academy and Screenskills – the industry training body – and lectures at several UK universities.

Also, Alexander Goldberg, CEO of the World History Archive

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He will be conducting a Master Class at our Summer School at Stanford House (7-21 July) in Oxford. He is the CEO of Image Asset Management & World History Archive, a global licensing company for Art & History images. He has distribution agents in China, India, Russia, USA, and twenty additional countries. He was a key member of the Heritage Image PartnershipEstablished HIP, a collaboration of image archives from 24 cultural collections and museums (including the British Museum, UNESCO and the British Library).Working in support of several educational publishers (US & UK based) including: Cengage (EMEA), Bonnier, Scholastic and Nelson Thorne’s, he has worked in Anglo-Canadian consultancy, offering research services for media users and publishers. (Text, images, video and audio). We are looking forward to learning from him about the image publishing indunstry. He will be taking us though our paces to discover how to use the commercial photography archive, pitfalls and advantages of the world of buying and selling photographs as well as information on copyright and media laws.

A Masterclass in Virtual and Augmented Reality with Dr. Fridolin Wild from Oxford Brookes AR Lab will reveal the behind-the-scenes activities of this cutting-edge technology.

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Dr Fridolin Wild is a Senior Research Fellow, leading the Performance Augmentation Lab (PAL) of Oxford Brookes University. With the research and development of the lab, Fridolin seeks to close the dissociative gap between abstract knowledge and its practical application, researching radically new forms of linking directly from knowing something ‘in principle’ to applying that knowledge ‘in practice’ and speeding its refinement and integration into polished performance.

Fridolin is leading numerous EU, European Space Agency, and nationally funded research projects, including WEKIT, TCBL, ARPASS, Tellme, TELmap, cRunch, Stellar, Role, LTfLL, iCamp, and Prolearn. Fridolin is the voted treasurer of the European Association of Technology Enhanced Learning (EATEL) and leads its Special Interest Group on Wearable-Enhanced Learning (SIG WELL). He chairs the working group on Augmented Reality Learning Experience Models (ARLEM) of the IEEE Standards Association as well as the Natural Language Processing task view of the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN).

Previously, Fridolin was with the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University from 2009 to 2016, last in his role as a Research Fellow. Before, Fridolin worked as a researcher at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria from 2004 to 2009. He studied at the University of Regensburg, Germany, with extra-murals at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Hildesheim.

Dr Uy Hoang from the The Public Health Film Society will be presenting research and screening films for analysis and discussion.

The Public Health Film Society (PHFS), is a charity registered in the UK (no. 1160590). It was established in 2014 by four public health specialist from Oxford – Dr Uy Hoang, Dr Olena Seminog, Dr Sam Williamson and Dr Stella Botchway, most of whom had been involved in the Oxford Public Health Film Club.

The charity was set up with the aim of ‘bringing together people from many different backgrounds, to encourage them to share their knowledge, skills, and experience, and be inspired through the medium of film to understand public health, and work towards overcoming the public health challenges we all face'(“Vision and mission”. 27 June 2013).

This workshop is aimed to skill-up graduates for the creative industries or prepare post graduate students and professionals who plan to undertake fieldwork at home and abroad or work in museums and archives.

5-DAY FILMMAKING SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ACADEMICS

8th July -12th July (Monday-Friday) 

All lunches will be at an Oxford University College and are included in the workshop fee 

Example Schedule for the 5-Day workshop

DAY 1: Monday, 8th July 2019

Morning session (9.30am – 12pm)

9.30: Registration and Orientation with Coffee and Tea

Session 1: 10am-11am: Sensing-the-place:  The workshop starts with a short introduction to get to know each other, followed by the Sensing-the-place exercise.

Session 2: 11am -12pm: What is Digital Storytelling? The Creative Idea? Example Pitches

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm): From Script to Screen- The Process of Filmmaking for Broadcast and Independent Filmmakers

Session 3: 1pm-3pm A story in a shot.

Session 4: 3pm-4pm Filmming Out and About

Plenary: 4pm-5pm: Together with all the participants, we will evaluate each other’s’ results and draw lessons from our own experience and that of the others.

DAY 2: Tuesday, 9th July 2019

Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Your audio equipment Learn the importance and basic technique of good audio recording. Again, you will go out (with a fellow participant or a tutor) to practice recording some footage and a short interview, paying specific attention to audio.

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Pre Production and Production. Do It Exercises.

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3pm: Your mini-project Together with a fellow participant, you will decide on a short project to be filmed. Discuss the idea first, then do a paper edit planning, and go and shoot it.

Session 4: 3pm-4pm: Shooting for the edit: Presentation and discussion the different elements necessary to build a (factual) film: interview, B-roll, animations, stills, sound effects, music, with short examples of how these different elements fit together into the whole. There is a strong emphasis on shooting for the edit.

Plenary: 4pm-5pm: Together with all the participants, we will evaluate each others results and draw lessons from our own experience and that of the others.

DAY 3: Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Masterclass: Interview Technique: You will learn good interview setups in terms of framing, lighting, audio and interview technique. You will practice on each other.

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Audio for an Interview

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3pm: Masterclass: Adding Lights and Sound

Session 4: 3pm-4pm: Hands-on Practice of Interview Techniques

Plenary: 4pm-5pm: Together with all the participants, we will evaluate each other’s results and draw lessons from our own experience and that of the others.

DAY 4: Thursday, 11th July 2019

Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Film Briefs given out to participants to shoot on location in Oxford

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Filming as a Team in Oxford

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3.30pm: Watching the and logging the rushes

Session 4: 3.30-5pm: Editing Concepts Class

DAY 5: Friday, 12th July 2019

Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 9.30 am-11am: IP and Ownership: What are you selling and do you own it? Is this saleable and do you have audience? Credibility and professional social profile:

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Marketing, Branding & Vision. Discussion

LUNCH (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3pm: Sources of Finance:

Session 4: 3pm-4pm: Finance and Deal Structures:

session 5; 4pm-5pm: Case studies and examples of Finance Deals

5pm Plenary and Discussion


Upcoming Workshop

Emerging Digital Research Methods and Documentary Film Practice Workshop

Accredited by the European Documentary Network (EDN)

All lunches will be at an Oxford University College and are included in the workshop fee 

7 – 21 July 2019, Stanford House (Stanford University), OxfordUK.

An example day-by-day schedule of events (subject to change) is outlined below.

Workshop fees:

£1500 for the full workshop fee.

£1200 for concession (student/unwaged participants)

***Workshop fee includes two weeks tuition by our experts, a two-course midday meal on business days (Monday through Friday of both weeks), tea and coffee at designated break times and single accommodation for fourteen nights at Stanford House.***

Please download the registration form here or email info@odfi.co.uk to express interest or ask for more information.

 

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Still from the film “Between Mars and Svalbard” by Maarten Roos

 

-Workshop Outline-

Emerging Digital Research Methods and Documentary Film Practice Workshop

ARRIVE: Sunday, 7thJuly 2019

6pm: Meet and Greet: Distribute Course Pack, including information about daily lunches and evening meals.

DAY 1: Monday, 8th July 2019

Morning session (9.30am – 12pm)

9.30: Registration and Orientation with Coffee and Tea

Session 1: 10am-11am: Sensing-the-place:  The workshop starts with a short introduction to get to know each other, followed by the Sensing-the-place exercise.

Session 2: 11am -12pm: What is Digital Storytelling? The Creative Idea? Example Pitches

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm): From Script to Screen- The Process of Filmmaking for Broadcast and Independent Filmmakers

Session 3: 1pm-3pm A story in a shot.

Session 4: 3pm-4pm Filmming Out and About

Plenary: 4pm-5pm: Together with all the participants, we will evaluate each other’s’ results and draw lessons from our own experience and that of the others.

DAY 2: Tuesday, 9th July 2019

Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Your audio equipment Learn the importance and basic technique of good audio recording. Again, you will go out (with a fellow participant or a tutor) to practice recording some footage and a short interview, paying specific attention to audio.

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Pre Production and Production. Do It Exercises.

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3pm: Your mini-project Together with a fellow participant, you will decide on a short project to be filmed. Discuss the idea first, then do a paper edit planning, and go and shoot it.

Session 4: 3pm-4pm: Shooting for the edit: Presentation and discussion the different elements necessary to build a (factual) film: interview, B-roll, animations, stills, sound effects, music, with short examples of how these different elements fit together into the whole. There is a strong emphasis on shooting for the edit.

Plenary: 4pm-5pm: Together with all the participants, we will evaluate each others results and draw lessons from our own experience and that of the others.

DAY 3: Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Masterclass: Interview Technique: You will learn good interview setups in terms of framing, lighting, audio and interview technique. You will practice on each other.

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Audio for an Interview

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3pm: Masterclass: Adding Lights and Sound

Session 4: 3pm-4pm: Hands-on Practice of Interview Techniques

Plenary: 4pm-5pm: Together with all the participants, we will evaluate each other’s results and draw lessons from our own experience and that of the others.

DAY 4: Thursday, 11th July 2019

Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Film Briefs given out to participants to shoot on location in Oxford

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Filming as a Team in Oxford

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3.30pm: Watching the and logging the rushes

Session 4: 3.30-5pm: Editing Concepts Class

DAY 5: Friday, 12th July 2019

Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 9.30 am-11am: IP and Ownership: What are you selling and do you own it? Is this saleable and do you have audience? Credibility and professional social profile:

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Marketing, Branding & Vision. Discussion

LUNCH (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3pm: Sources of Finance:

Session 4: 3pm-4pm: Finance and Deal Structures:

session 5; 4pm-5pm: Case studies and examples of Finance Deals

5pm Plenary and Discussion

DAY 4: Thursday, 11th July 2019: Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Film Briefs given out to participants to shoot on location in Oxford

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Filming as a Team in Oxford

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3.30pm: Watching the and logging the rushes

Session 4: 3.30-5pm: Editing Class

[Editing Software  for documentary Film will be recommended according to your laptop before the workshop begins and assistance will be available between 5pm and 6pm each day]

DAY 5: Friday, 12th July 2019: Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 9.30 am-11am: IP and Ownership: What are you selling and do you own it? Is this saleable and do you have audience? Credibility and professional social profile: 

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Marketing, Branding & Vision. Discussion

LUNCH (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm) 

Session 3: 1pm-3pm: Sources of Finance:

Session 4: 3pm-4pm: Finance and Deal Structures:

session 5; 4pm-5pm: Case studies and examples of Finance Deals

5pm Plenary and Discussion

 

DAY 6: Saturday, 13th July 2019: Free Day

DAY 7: Sunday, 14th July 2019: Free Day

 

DAY 8: Monday, 15th July 2019: Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-12pm: The Commercial Photograph Archive

Guest Speaker: Alexander Goldberg from the World History Archive

Introduction to working with a commercial photograph archive, copyright issues and their dissemination. https://worldhistoryarchive.co.uk/

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 2: 1pm-3pm: Hands-on session working with a photograph archive.

Session 3: 3pm-4pm: Breakout sessions

Plenary: 4pm-5pm: Analysis and Synthesis of the day.

[Editing Lab for documentary Film]

 

DAY 9: Tuesday, 16th July 2019: Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-12pm: Digital Technologies in the Museum

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 2: 1pm-3pm: Hands-on 

Session 3: 3pm-4pm: Breakout Sessions: How can we improve our own research practice through the use of new digital technologies?

Plenary: 4pm-5pm: We will discuss the pros and cons of using new technologies in the classroom, museum and in fieldwork and in publication.

[Editing Lab for documentary Film]

 

DAY 10: Wednesday, 17th July 2019: Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-12pm: Guest Speaker Dr. Fridolin Wild Oxford Brookes Augmented Reality Lab. Demonstration of AR and VR technologies

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 2: 1pm-3pm: Hands-on session: You will have a hands-on session with specialists using AR and VR glasses.

Session 3: 3pm-4pm: Breakout session: Discussing experiences and reflection on this type of technology for research practice and exhibition.

Plenary: 4pm-5pm: Assessment of the day’s experience and evolving practices.

[Editing Lab for documentary Film]

 

DAY 11: Thursday, 18th July 2019: Morning section (10am – 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Public Health Film Society (PHFS) Presents Research and Films

Session 2: 11am-12pm: PHFS Presents Filmmaking for Public Health in India

Break (12am – 13pm)

Afternoon section (13pm – 5pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3.30pm: Public Health Film Screenings and Discussions

Session 4: 3.30-5pm: Together with all the participants, we will evaluate each other’s results and draw lessons from our own experience and that of the others.

[Editing Lab for documentary Film]

 

DAY 12: Friday, 19th July 2019: Morning section (10am– 12pm)

Session 1: 10am-12am: Finishing the Participants’ Film and Exporting

Break (12pm – 1pm)

Afternoon section (1pm – 5pm)

Session 2: 1pm-3pm: Mental Health Issues: Discussion of mental health issues around digital lives, including the investigation of emotional and information capacities of users of technology.

Session 3: 3pm-4pm: Breakout session: How might we develop rationales for research using digital technologies? What are the gold standards?

Final session: 4pm-5pm: Summary of workshop, bringing together what we have learned from each other and questions that we seek to explore further.

END OF WORKSHOP

8pm: Drinks Social/Networking event

DAY 13: Saturday, 20thJuly 2019: 10am -1pm Screenings and Informal Discussions on Personal Projects

DAY 14: SUNDAY, 21STJULY 2019:

The Big Breakfast Farewell!

Final discussions one-to-one on request

Leave accommodation by 3pm.