Five-Day Workshop

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING FOR ACADEMICS

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

Stanford House (Stanford University), OxfordUK

Accredited by the European Documentary Network (EDN).

 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.

-Workshop Outline-

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