Elementary Filmmaking Workshop

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After four days of training, students are well prepared for documentary production.


Dates: Classes - 24/3/2017 & 31/3/2017 and 7/4/2017 & 21/4/2017 (Friday 7:00 - 10:00 pm, 4 sessions)
           Training Camp - 14 - 17/4/2017 (Easter Holiday)

Venue: Classes - Art & Culture Outreach (14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)
            Training Camp - Caritas Jockey Club Ming Fai Camp

Tuition: $3800 (including accommodations and meals) / $3,040 for full-time students (80% discount if you also sign up for the advanced workshop)

Teachers: Augustine Lam, Lee Chia Hua and Tammy Cheung,


Course Content

  • History of documentary: the origin, masterpieces from US, Europe and Russia before World War 2 and the British Documentary Movement,etc
  • Types and methods: current issues, portraits, investigation, Cinema Verite and Direct Cinema, etc
  • Pre-production: find topics, ask for interview agreement and production timetable
  • Documentary morals
  • Interviewing skills
  • Cinematography: Camera operation, types of camera, cinema language, composition, camera movement and shots
  • Audio recording      
  • Editing: manage footage, story structure, software, principal of editing and audio
  • Filming practise: interview, daily life and performance
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