Workshops

– Before You Go Workshops  –

(Scroll down for workshop outline)

Get yourself prepared to film with the Before You Go one week intensive film 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, footage that can be used to build a film.

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

Bring the actual camera and sound equipment you will use in the field 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.

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certificate of participation.

See a detailed workshop description (subject to changes) below.


Upcoming Workshop

Digital Storytelling and Documentary Film Practice.

11-15 June 2018, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA), University of OxfordUK.

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

Cost: £200 for students & £300 for employed workers (please send a copy of your student ID with the application form).

(Realisation of workshops subject to minimum number of 10 paying participants)

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

 

-Workshop Outline-

Before You Go 5-day workshop outline
Digital Storytelling and Documentary Film Practice

Registration 9.30 am Coffee and Tea

DAY 1: 11th June 2018: Morning section (10.00am– 12:00pm)

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? Case Studies and contextualisation of AV media within humanities and social science research.

Break (12:00 pm– 13:00pm)

Afternoon section (13:30pm – 18:30pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3pm Audio-Visual Tools and Visual Vocabularies: Your video camera: Learn how to handle your video equipment to get the result you need: basic settings, more advanced settings and important things to look out for are discussed. You go out for a short time to record a few minutes of footage. Back at the workshop, the footage is evaluated with all the participants.

Session 4: 3pm-4pm: Editing: It is crucial to understand how what you have shot works or not in an edit. In this part, you will take the footage you have recorded in the previous hour and play with in the edit, to give you a real feel for how it can serve.

Conclusion: Together with all the participants, we will evaluate each others’ results and draw lessons from our own experience and that of the others.

DAY 2: 12th June 2018: Morning section (10.00am– 12:00pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Your audio equipment Learn the importance and basic technique of good audio recording. Again you 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: 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.

Break (12:00pm – 13:00pm)

Afternoon section (13:00pm – 16.00pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3pm: Getting good footage: You will learn good interview setups in terms of framing, lighting, audio and interview technique. You will practice on each other.

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.

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: 13th june 2018: Morning section (10.00am– 12:00pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Masterclass: Seeing as an Architect

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Creative Response and Seminar session

Break (12:00pm – 13:00pm)

Afternoon section (13:00pm – 4pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3pm: Masterclass: A Professional Interview set up with lights and sound

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

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: 14th June 2018: Morning section (10.00am– 12:00pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Collaborative and Participatory Methods for Fieldwork (Ethics)

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Filming as a Team- Roles and Responsibilities- Copyright and Legal Issues

Film Briefs given out to participants to shoot on location in Oxford

Break (12:00pm – 13:00pm)

Afternoon section (13:00pm – 4pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3.30pm: Filming on Location in Oxford

Session 4: 3.30-4pm: Upload material

DAY 5: 15th June 2018: Morning section (10.00am– 12:00pm)

Session 1: 10am-11am: Approaches to Data Collection and Conservation

Session 2: 11am-12pm: Edit the Interview

Break (12:00am – 13:00pm)

Afternoon section (13:00pm – 4pm)

Session 3: 1pm-3.30pm: Final edit and Screenings

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