IMG_20190708_160817 (1)– Before You Go Workshops  – 

ODFI will be providing a 5-day summer school workshop in Oxford entitled Film as Process, Film as Theory.  It will run from 20 to 24 July 2020 and applications are now open and can be downloaded here! Click here for information including prices, dates, application forms and an outline of events.

The workshop will be held at Stanford House (Stanford University), 65 High Street, Oxford, UK, and is accredited by the European Documentary Network (EDN).

Residential Options Available.

In our intensive workshops, 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.

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.


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).

Our ODFI Team includes academics and industry experts, and those teaching on the 2020 Summer Schools are Dr Alison Kahn (Anthropologist, Documentary Filmmaker and Director of ODFI) Nicholas O’Dwyer (Landmark Films UK), Dr. Fridolin Wild from Oxford Brookes AR Lab, Alexander Goldberg, CEO of the World History Archive and Charl Sevel (Oxford Brookes Business School).

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