Storytelling & Filmmaking Workshop for people searching inspiration and out-of-the-box thinking. Black humor will play here with urban legends and newspapers news, the aesthetics of old TV advertisements and heroes from comic books will be facing true moments from your past. Visual pleasure goes hand in hand with a secrets which one could get lost on a Sunday's walk. In the workshop, we will make links between fiction and reality to set up them as interesting visual storytelling.
Universal :) The heart of the film is the great idea and interesting story! The workshop is addressed to all age participants, whose tasks in professional life require creativity and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, whose tasks in professional life require creativity and, as well as to people searching inspiration and going beyond the fixed thinking schemes. The workshop also involves those who are in search for non-standard solutions, would like to increase own creativity, specially those who wish to be independent in thinking and inspire others thru sharing stories and ideas.
Expected value will be "openness" to the creativity of expressions that will be used to develop unconventional film ideas. After the workshop participants will understand what is the creative process and what factors influence developing creative solutions. Participants will know how to handle creativity standstill in the crew and after will efficiently promote new initiatives in professional life and everyday activities. Besides storytelling and filming skills participants will understanding the creative process itself however the one of most exiting is that each participant will shoot own short film!
The first part of the program are film exercises introducing creative process of film making also prepping participants for their final film. Each student writes and directs own "short" while also working on other student productions in various crew capacities. In the second part of the workshop, students shoot their films and edit them. The final films will be presented on public screening event in ZF in the end of the course.
- Day 1: Beginning of the workshop are brainstorming exercises and creative warm-ups games, individual and group work, discussions and brainstorming again! Work with bunch of metaphors and symbols. Workshop introduction will be based on drawing and collage work mixed with some game elements as inspiration for storytelling. In the second part of the workshop participants will create the storyboard and ideas for scenographic arrangement of scenes. Screenwriting exercises will introduce the fundamental aspects of dramatic writing in the context of (short) films. Organized around writing assignments, classroom critique, and screenings, the sessions concentrate on such elements as structure, character, conflict until final script, storyboard and shoot list.
- Day 2+3: Directing is the art of translating a script to screen. Knowing how to work with actors, work from a storyboard, and breakdown a scene is essential to film production. Here students will receive instruction in directing short narratives, student-produced and other. Classes incorporate also hands-on shooting and screening sessions. Cinematography and Scenography. Students will taught the aesthetics and basic techniques of the cinematographer’s craft. Principles of continuity, shot sequencing, and technical aspects related to cinematography will be instructed. The intensive studio classes will also cover composition, lighting, camera movement and camera operation.
- Day 4+5: Shooting own "short" and also in some cases working on other student productions in various crew capacities.
- Day 6+7: Editing part of the program covers the aesthetic aspects of editing and understanding storytelling techniques and basic post production process. To minimize technical complexity for the first student's film at this stage we will use simple editing programs which would led us to organize source footage, edit sync material, edit audio, add effects, titles, everything you need to have first film ready for screening.
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The workshop is addressed to all age participants, whose tasks in professional life require creativity and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking, as well as to people searching inspiration and going beyond the fixed thinking schemes. The workshop also involves those who are in search for non-standard solutions, would like to increase own creativity, specially those who wish to be independent in thinking, inspire others with own ideas in everyday life and learn creative process thru basic filmmaking it self.