AW is a documentary film workshop at its forth edition, open to creative documentary filmmakers, DPs, editors and producers from Central and Eastern Europe.
The programm is co-financed by the french-german channel ARTE.
We are looking for people with talent, passion, commitment, a voice of their own, and, above all, the ability to collaborate. Our courses are designed for young filmmakers with previous film and/or video experience.
Aristoteles Workshop is scheduled to take place between 23 august-23 september in Sibiel, Romania.
During this five-week thorough television workshop, the students, divided in 4 groups, will be guided through each and every step of the documentary production. While the emphasis will mainly be on content, the workshop will also cover the latest High Definition TV technologies and techniques. Professional training that encourages the independent spirit, innovation, and creative risk-taking is provided by the most preeminent leaders in the field, who will help the participants translate their own ideas into fresh, ground breaking documentaries.
The workshop is structured as follows:
Stage 1 - Training
Narrative style & strategies. Director's perspective of development.
Camera, light, sound. Visual approach, planning & production schedule.
Stage 2 - Production
Treatment, research & scouting, shooting. Shoot adequate footage, taking into consideration that
researching and planing are part of the documentary editing process.
Stage 3 - Editing
Shaping the documentary in the cutting room. Creative content and visual treatment.
Coaching activity during and after the completion of the rough cut.
Stage 4 - Finish Line
Output to tape. Final evaluation.
The proposed module is a 30 minutes film, documentary in style, but open to fiction elements in any way they choose. We will assist you in promoting and distributing the films and thus the students will benefit thrice: learning, doing and getting exposure.
AWA will provide accommodations, production and post production equipment and facilities.
The application deadline: May 31, 2009
It is required an application form with photo, curriculum vitae, sample of work in English, letter of recommendation and motivation, and fluency in English. You can download the form from www.aworkshop.org.
This package should be sent to:
8, Rue Marceau
92785 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex 9