Pocket Filmmaking Tools Workshop - 2 days

Learn how to get the most out of your pocket devices for the most creative and engaging storytelling!
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CAN A FILM MADE ON A PHONE LOOK PREMIUM?

These days, everyone is carrying entire film studio in their pocket. Thanks to all sorts of apps and gadgets, we we can shoot, edit, add sounds and special effects, and upload straight to an audience all within minutes. Sounds pretty easy right? But how do we make sure our content looks premium, but also engaging and exciting?

Luckily, the fundamentals of visual storytelling and quality media content are simple to learn and easy to practice! With the right understanding and delivery of those fundamentals, the simplest tools can deliver outstanding results.

SOUNDS GOOD… TELL ME MORE!

Spend 2-days in our film facilities at Berlin’s iconic Funkhaus alongside Alex Forge, an experienced filmmaker, storyteller and creative. During this practical course, he’ll show you the tools to make your phone videos look slick and professional, and how to make them stand out from all the online noise.

There is no need to spend tens of thousands of Euros on Hollywood gear - this practical course is for those that want to maximise the resources already at their disposal - and in their pockets!

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS FOR ME?

This short course is made for anyone looking to step their video content up to the next level. Here are a few things to expect during this 2-day hands-on workshop:

  • optimising phone settings (iPhone or Android)

  • preparing your phone to film interviews, music videos, live concert, documentaries or even short films

  • learning how to use different gadgets like gimbals for stabilising, microphone and mini lenses

  • training the eyes and gaining technique in framing, composition, camera movements light, sound, vfx

  • creating strong editorial concepts and creative storytelling

  • editing techniques from the phone and computer

  • creating quality video content for public release

Key Facts

Term time: 2 consecutive days

Schedule: Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-8pm

Start date: 12-13 April

Price: €600

Deadline: April 1, 2019

LEARNING BY DOING

This 2-day hands-on workshop will spark your editorial creativity while you learn to produce films and captivating content from your phone.

You’ll start with an exploration of the manual settings on your devices, what they mean and why they’re the key to unlocking beautiful imagery and sound.

From there you’ll work on ideation and concept creation, and we’ll send you out to shoot. Come back, get feedback, and put your project together in our post-production facilities. It’s fast, intensive, collaborative, and great fun.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To sign up for our workshops, you need to be at least 18 years old and be motivated!

Our lessons will take you from basics to intermediate levels of skill, so we don't need you to have any specific experience in the field.

If you're not from an EU or EEC country but want to study in Berlin, our short courses and workshops are ideal. Many countries have agreements with Germany and a visa is not required but you can also consider a tourist visa if this is not the case. If you are unsure, get in touch with our admissions team for support.

JOIN OUR INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COMMUNITY

The Funkhaus is an internationally unique, extraordinary and atmospheric location which puts a smile on the face of any creative that walks through the door.

Our brand new green screen studio with infinity walls and online compositing technology is the perfect space to learn and experiment. On top of that you will find a large variety of locations to shoot unique sequences, in and around the Funkhaus creative campus.

This year our students came from more than 55 different countries. As an organisation we celebrate that incredible level of diversity. If we had an organisational face it would have a big smile stretched across it.

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