WORKSHOP: DOCUMENTARY FILM-MAKING with a Smartphone
– Led by William Barylo –
Join us for interactive workshops to easily get the basics of film-making and be able to shoot autonomously with a simple smartphone.
TWO SESSIONS OF WORKSHOP
Date:11th – 25th Feb Sat
Time: 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Fee: *£15/25 whole course | £*10/15 per session
*con. fee for students / unemployed
Venue:Rumi’s Cave, 26 Willesden Lane NW6 7ST
In this interactive workshop the participants will learn the basics of documentary writing and film-making.
The participants will be able to deliver a short film at the end of the workshop, shot entirely on their smartphones, with the help and mentoring of the course supervisor.
Equipment needed for participants: 1 smartphone. 1 App for editing videos.
It is recommended to leave at least 2 weeks between each session as homeworks are required.
Session – 1 , 11th Feb
1. Telling a Story
Introduction to and overview of the workshop series
Discussion: what story do you want to tell?
Presentation of styles of narration and storywriting for documentaries, video examples
Methodology and Ethical concerns
Homework: choose a subject and write a short storyline
2. Framing the subject
Feedback: Everyone share the stories they have written. Comment and Review
Discussion: How to show a static subject and express feelings through picture?
Presentation of the rules of framing and composition
Interactive discussion and practice in Rumi’s Cave: everyone tries to film short sequences, which I will review.
Homework: Shoot a static scene in order to express emotions,
Session 2 – 25th Feb
Feedback: Everyone share the sequences they have shot. Comment and Review
Discussion: How to film people?
Presentation of different styles of action shots and interview
Homework: Shoot an interview and people in action
Feedback: Everyone share their shots. People comment and I review.
Discussion: how to edit movies?
Presentation of simple tips to edit movies, video examples
Homework: Everyone shoots a 2-5 minutes short documentary for next time
5. Final session: Going Live
Feedback on everyone’s documentaries
Discussion for going further: equipment, distribution, funding, use, etc
About William Barylo:
William Barylo is an independent researcher focusing on the articulations between diasporic cultures, religions and hyper-modernity from a decolonial and restorative perspective. He is an awarded photographer and film-maker having directed the internationally released documentary “Polish Muslims: an unexpected meeting,” premiered at the Polish Embassy in London. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post UK. His forthcoming book “Young Muslim Change-Makers” (Routledge) is due for release in 2017.
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