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Documentary Film with Jennifer Peedom

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CAMP is a residential arts facility in the French Pyrenees. It's a place where great art is made, new movements are formed, new ideas are explored and groundbreaking people are nurtured. CAMP is located in Aulus les Bains, the last village before the France/Spain Pyrenean frontier chain. The location is spectacular - we are nestled at 750m above sea level, surrounded by snowcapped peaks over 3000m high, ancient forests and cascading waterfalls. There are eagles, lammergeiers, vultures, ibex and bears. Walk out of the residency, and within ten minutes you are completely alone in one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Europe. Aulus les Bains is also a spa village - there are hot water springs, and a thermal spa in the village to take advantage of the healing and relaxing properties of the water.
    
Workshop dates: 07/04/2021 - 11/04/2021
    
Mountain filmmaking has exploded in the last decade - not just in popularity, but also in style, focus and scope. The well-told story of human vs. nature on the hostile mountain, with human returning enlightened, has been replaced by more nuanced conversations about human interaction with mountains; documentaries on environmental issues, social and humanitarian causes, poetic studies of landscape and more.

This workshop will combine the epic backdrop of the Haute Pyrenees mountains with the expertise of one of the most acclaimed directors of mountain documentary film working today, Jennifer Peedom. We will work through every aspect of documentary filmmaking, from story to sound to camera, towards the production of a short piece of documentary footage. Working out in the epic landscape as well as here at our excellent facilities, we will explore the mountains, delve into the histories and lore of the region and its people, and absorb the stories and visual beauty of this extraordinary place.

Over five full days, we will cover:

  • The importance of story structure - character, conflict, stakes. Using diverse examples from Jan's cinematic output, we will work through a wide variety of  different styles of storytelling
  • The Art of Interview - we will explore the technical side of interview, before going out into the field and gathering spoken histories. For those not interested in interview, we will explore incorporation of poetry or other spoken text into documentary work.
  • Shooting the film - starting with basic technical discussion and description of techniques, we will progress to exploring and shooting the location.
  • Sound & music - we will explore the basics of sound and music, and how they enhance drama and image. This will include practical field recording sessions out in the landscape.
  • Editing - we will be joined by Christian Gazal, who edited Sherpa and Mountain, for a day of focused tuition on putting it all together.

Jennifer Peedom is a BAFTA nominated Australian filmmaker, known for her intimate and compassionate portraits documenting stories from the epic to the everyday, often in extreme situations. An experienced climber, Jen has worked as a high altitude director on several expeditions including Discovery Channel's six-part series "Everest - Beyond the Limit", and her credits include the internationally renowned documentaries "Miracle on Everest" and "Solo", the story of Andrew McAuley's attempted solo kayak crossing from Tasmania to New Zealand.

Jen has developed a strong friendship with Sherpa people over almost two decades of working in the Himalayas - connections which were key in the production of her 2015 film "Sherpa". Centred around Phurba Tashi, a Sherpa who has made 21 Everest ascents, the film explores Sherpa culture and their spiritual relationship with the mountain, as well as the heavy work and risks Sherpas take in making multiple ascents to take equipment and supplies up the mountain and make the climb possible for foreign climbers (the film tragically witnesses the 2014 Everest avalanche). "Sherpa" won the 2015 Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the BFI London Film Festival, premiered internationally at the Telluride Film Festival, screened at Toronto Film Festival and received a BAFTA nomination in 2016 for Best Documentary.

In 2017 Jen directed "Mountain", a collaboration the Australian Chamber Orchestra with script by Robert Macfarlane, narrated by Willem Dafoe. "Mountain" explores high peaks around the world, revealing the relationship between humans and mountains across time. It screened theatrically in 27 countries and went on to become the highest grossing (non-IMAX) Australian documentary of all time, also winning 3 AACTA (Australian Academy Awards) in 2018.

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5 full days, 6 nights
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 09:00 to Sunday, April 11, 2021 - 23:00
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The workshop costs €1299, inclusive of accommodation, excellent food and drinks (all diets catered for), transport from Toulouse and all activities. Grants, bursaries and discounts available, see www.campfr.com/funding

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CAMP, Rue Principale, Aulus les Bains, 09140 France

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DSLR Video

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This one day or three evening DSLR Video course is aimed at complete beginners who own a DSLR Camera and want to maximise the video capabilities of the camera. Participants are not required to have any prior knowledge of photography.

The course is set in a classroom environment and participants are taught theory, supported by creative practical exercises both inside and outdoors.

Each participant will learn how to fully operate their Video DSLR, the various shooting modes, the photographic principles behind creating video and will be introduced to the basic principles of videography.
 
Course Content:
Understanding the camera

Setting up the camera for video
Camera buttons / functions
Menus
Manual exposure
Aperture
Shutter speed
Light meter
ISO
 
Shooting Techniques
Depth of field
Pull focus
White balance
Audio
Shooting techniques / handling the camera
 
Advanced techniques
Framing and composition
Colour profiles
Media Codecs / Video Files
Transferring footage to a computer
Advice on Editing and Softwares
Memory cards (which are best for video)
Publishing video to Youtube / Vimeo
 
The Shoot
Location shooting
One-on-one assistance
Demonstrating learned skills
Demonstration of pro equipment (shoulder rig / follow focus)
 
Requirements: Digital SLR Camera with video capabilities, spare battery, minimum 8GB memory card.

Don't have your own DSLR camera?
If you don't have your own Digital SLR camera then there's no need to worry. You can hire one of ours for £15 per day. Send us an email for more details - info@photographycourselondon.com

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10.30 - 17.00
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£179

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Photography Course London
7 Printing House Yard
Hackney Road
London
E2 7PR

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info@photographycourselondon.com
020 7729 1936

Adventure Filmmakers Workshop

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The Adventure Filmmakers Workshop is an exceptional chance for independent and emerging filmmakers to advance their skills under the guidance of two of the world’s premier and proven adventure filmmakers. During a jam-packed 10 days in the fall, participants will hone their craft, strengthen their skills, and network and mingle with fellow filmmakers, industry insiders, and decision-makers. 

This all takes place within the core of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, where epic stories are told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. Filmmakers will have access to Festival screenings and industry events — motivation galore!

What does the program offer?

Workshop sessions will help participants sharpen their narrative, vision, organize their workflow, develop audio and editing techniques, and perfect their pitches. Our faculty promote an open, interactive, and creative atmosphere. 

We pack the days with hands-on practice, lively discussion, and brainstorming; evenings include film screenings, guest speakers, and social events. We’ll welcome industry insiders as guest speakers, offering rare access to potential mentors, collaborators, sponsors, and backers. The workshop includes on-campus lodging and meals — all that participants have to do is focus on their craft and soak up the inspiration.

Who should apply?

This workshop was designed for filmmakers. To get the most from the program, applicants should have a strong desire to take the next step in all aspects of their filmmaking, including pre-production, pitching, location skills, the handling of the edit, and distribution. Past participants have included elite athletes transitioning to filmmaking, expeditionists wanting to expand to different media platforms, and established filmmakers wanting to break into the adventure genre. 

This program is not aimed at those who only want to explore what it is like to be an adventure filmmaker – the Adventure Filmmakers Workshop is for those who arecommitted to filmmaking as a life choice.

A strong knowledge base of technical sound, camera, and editing skills is essential. Applicants are encouraged to focus on one specific film project that they have in mind and to be prepared to share it with the group. Participants should be in good physical condition with the ability to lift and carry heavy camera equipment outdoors without assistance on uneven terrain.

Enrolment is limited to 24 participants.

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Application Deadline: August 07, 2019

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1 week
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 16:00 to Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 01:00
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Upon Request
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107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
PO Box 1020 Banff, Alberta
Canada
T1L 1H5

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Email: Registrar_FilmMedia@banffcentre.ca

Toll Free Number (Canada + USA) 1.800.565.9989

Phone: 403.762.6180

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