Two-Week Workshop

Emerging Digital Research Methods in Social Science and Documentary Filmmaking

7th July-21st July 2019

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:

£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.

-Workshop Outline-

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 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.