A film laboratory for young teens and teenagers from the ages of 9 up to 17 years of age.
An intensive lab of 8 consecutive days where as a team you will make your first short film.
From January 9th until 16th.
From 3pm to 7pm.
*Except for the days of shooting that they will be extended if necessary.
“The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.”
We envision a workshop that encourages the curiosity of our students, that let’s them examine their surroundings and perceive reality. We then make use of films as a tool that allows the portrayal of this curiosity and adapt it for expressive purposes.
With this in mind, we came up with an active teaching dynamic, where participants could experience filmmaking in a playful but meticulous manner.
What we’ll be suggesting is going out for a walk around town with a perceptive look, noticing the little things, the people around, even being aware of the words one can hear at random, trusting that these incentives will awaken in children and teenagers their thirst for storytelling.
Our goal is to get them inspired on location by taking pictures, listening to the sounds of the place, observing characteristic movements, writing notes in situ, talking to people on the street. That way we can head back to the workshop and translate that living experience into a script.
We’re going to use documentary filmmaking format to discover the film that already exists in reality, and we will use fiction to rehearse, repeat, experiment with lighting and framing, and even develop their first acting tools.
We will shoot the script using all the essential tools for a film. Role playing, time management and usage of professional technical equipment.
What we are especially interested in is encouraging the students to have a teamwork experience that demystifies the role of the film director as a lone creator.
We care about both the end result and the process, that is why we also want to record the behind the scenes and edit it together with the final piece.
Our goal is for the participants to have an experience showing that the film industry isn’t out of reach, far away, in another country, but closer, at the house next door, at the beach that you walk down every day, or in that idyllic place where each summer there is a Film Festival.
Presentation, first ideas, walk around town, photos.
Viewing short film and scenes.
Script Writing – Preproduction.
Presentation of technical material, equipment.
Basic tools for directing actors.
Watching examples of related cinematographic concepts.