This workshop was a repeat event that took place on the following dates:

Thursday 22 November 2012

BBC North, Dock House, Salford Quays, M50 2LH

Friday 11 January 2013

Phoenix Theatre, Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG

Time: 9.30am - 6pm

Speakers: this workshop was led by Colin Savage and Mark Batey from BBC Academy

About the workshop

This workshop was designed for arts organisations and artists who want to understand more about the processes involved in making good short factual films for their website. It focused on the practical aspects of how to get the best from an interview, live performance and vox pops; how to structure a story and ways to put together the material to create an engaging experience for audiences.

The workshop aimed to:

  • introduce delegates to the process of planning a short film: understanding the story, and choosing how to tell it in words and pictures
  • equip delegates with an understanding of the craft and editorial aspects of filming
  • introduce delegates to the techniques of selecting and editing filmed material
  • encourage delegates to connect with each other during the course of the day and to use the relationships developed to support future activity

Delegates worked together to share their own experiences, building skills and knowledge. 

Who was this workshop suitable for?

This workshop was suitable for those responsible for making short films for a website. It was aimed at those who intend to film themselves rather than to employ a crew. Suitable job titles may include: Producer, Head of Marketing or Head of Digital.

Workshop outline

 9.30am    Welcome and introduction
  Short film masterclass: looking at some good content and how and why it works
  Preparing and structuring a story
  Choosing a basic shooting kit
1pm Lunch and networking with fellow delegates
  Introdcution to shooting on location
  Introduction to editing
  Q&A and round up
6pm Close

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