JIIFF's FILM LAB
From January 14th to 22nd, 2023, every afternoon we gathered to participate in a seven-day intensive workshop with the goal of creating a short film as a team using different techniques, in which each member occupied a creative position according to their age and interests.
In order to optimize dynamics suitable for each age group, the workshop was divided into two groups: one for children up to 12 years old, and another for teenagers over 13. Both groups worked separately, but simultaneously.
The students were guided throughout the entire process by fixed teachers specially selected by JIIFF based on their experience, their qualities of pedagogical transmission, and their rapport with the kids. In addition to the teachers, ¡Corte! received visits from invited workshop facilitators for different areas of instruction such as production, photography, sound, special effects, and more.
To conclude the workshop, the short film created by the students premiered on the same screen where the films and shorts programmed in the José Ignacio International Film Festival were exhibited, in a special event for them to enjoy with their families and guests.
We emphasize the essential role of play in film education. For both children and teenagers, this is a workshop with a camera rolling, focused on experimentation.
We want to emphasize that the workshop is not only focused on the completion of a short film but also on the discovery of a new artistic expression. We want the participants to visualize a new form of communication and discover a new language. The teachers are guides and advisers stimulating the creativity of the team. We advocate for collaborative work for a common good: the short film.
This year we proposed two extra classes via Zoom a week before the face-to-face start of the workshop. There, we outlined the general guidelines in the search for the story and script. We talked about genres and basic structure. That way in the first face-to-face class, we worked with that material. We chose together the proposals to follow (or the combination of them) and closed the script with the desire to give more time to think about the text, as well as to the pre-production and post-production of the short films.
We also generated time for the post-production experience: editing, color, and sound. We proposed a day in the audio studio, where the cut was actively "dressed" with sound effects and foley.
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