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Making a short film for your website, 19 Sept 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Building digital capacity for the arts
An Arts Council England and BBC Academy Partnership
Making a short film for your website
Date: Wednesday 19 September 2012
Venue: mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Times: 9.30am - 6.00pm
This workshop is aimed at arts organisations and artists who want to understand more about the processes involved in making good short factual films for their website.The focus will be on the practical aspects of how to get the best from an interview, live performance and vox pops; how to structure a story and ways to put together the material to create an engaging experience for audiences.
Delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences and work together to build skills and knowledge.
This workshop will be run by BBC Academy trainers; Colin Savage and Mark Batey.
We need your help:
The workshop will include sessions on filming an interview and filming a live performance. We want to root this filming in the experiences of the arts sector, therefore we are looking for a delegate who is able to talk about the artistic elements of a past or current production.
We would like this delegate to take part in a filmed interview (discussing the artistic elements of a past or current production) and also to arrange a a short (approx three minute) rehearsal or performance by two actors/dancers/performers during the workshop. The performance will be filmed and intercut with the interview. A small budget is available to cover the associated costs and the material can be made available to you at the end of the day for use on your website.
Please advise when booking if you are able to offer this support or would like to discuss it in more detail.
Who is this event suitable for?
This workshop is suitable for those responsible for making short films for a website. The workshop is aimed at those who intend to film themselves rather than work with a camera-person or small crew. Suitable job titles may include: Producer, Head of Marketing or Head of Digital.
9.30am Welcome and outline of the day
10.00am Short film masterclass: looking at some good content and how and why it works
11.15am Preparing and structuring a story
12.00pm Stage 2: Choosing a basic shooting kit
2.00pm Stage 3: Shooting on location
3.30pm Tea break/introduction to the edit
4.15pm Stage 4: Editing the rushes
5.15pm Round up
5.30pm Closing drinks
If you are unable to attend
If you cannot attend you will still be able to access audio and video content after the events on the dedicated minisite
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