Rabu, 05 Maret 2008

Workshop Film Dokumenter untuk Bioskop

Documentary Cinema Workshop  2008
proposed by the Goethe-Institut Indonesien
Tutor: Sebastian Winkels
Project Manager: Lisabona Rahman

Workshop profile
The workshop addresses equally to film directors, as well as to writers cinematographers, sound recordists and editors who are dedicated to develop professional skills in the artistic documentary field. The focus of the workshop is to improve the approach of storytelling, narrative structure, perspective, visual language, rhythm and technical apects of Indonesian documentaries in order to find better access to the international festival market.
The goal of the workshop is to produce three full length documentaries for cinema to be screened on JIFFest 2008. The films will be shot in HDV or DVCPRO HD.   Participants should apply by presenting former documentary (or other) works, directors/writers should also include their intended project ideas (outline status).
If possible they should apply together with their team (cinematography/sound/editing).

Passive English language competence is required.

Up to twenty workshop participants (five film teams) can join. Each team develops one documentary project until treatment status. Three projects will then get selected and go into production.

The workshop is divided into five sections.
The timeframe of the workshop is from April until December 2008.

Workshop structure
1) Theoretical Part (April, 3 weeks)
Introduction of different documentary film genres. Screenings & discussions.
Introduction to film analysis.
Presentation and discussion of Indonesian documentaries (also: former works of participants). Comparison with international films of similar genre or topic.
Focus on storytelling, different use of stylistic means, shooting methods and technical aspects. Presentation of new project ideas (outlines)
Discussing, writing and presenting the new projects exposés.
Defining further research methods and goals.

Between workshop section 1 and 2:

Individual project research.

2) Writing of treatments (June, 3 weeks)
Presentation of research results. Accompanied research (trips). 
Story development. Additional screenings of film references and discussions.
Pre-visualize the project: defining the narrative approach of directing, cinematography, sound & editing, use of formats/stylistic means, technical aspects.
Writing the treatments.
Meeting the producers. Pitching and discussing the treatments with them (Specification of production needs. Set up Budget Plans & shooting schedules).
Selection of projects to be produced.
Practical exercises with professional shooting equipment (The selected teams
are shooting a sample scene).

Between workshop section 2 and 3:

Editing of sample scenes.
Pre-production of shooting phase.

3) Shooting phase (August, 3 weeks)
Presentation and discussion of sample scenes.
Preparation of shooting phase (together with the producer). 
Parallel shooting of documentaries starts. Maximum shooting period is five weeks.
Installation of editing facilities.

Between workshop section 3 & 4:
Shooting finishes until mid September.
Start the editing process: Digitizing, viewing, organizing and transcribing the material. Editing a first rough cut.

4) Editing phase 1 (October, 3 weeks)
Presentation and discussion of rough cuts.
Intensive editing process, evaluating and solving dramaturgy problems, defining narrative structures.

Between workshop section 4 & 5:
Editing continues.

5) Editing phase 2  & Presentation at JIFFest (November, December 4 weeks)
Finishing the final cuts.
Preliminary online status: sound editing, mix down, color matching.
Translation and subtitles.
Play out on HDV Tape or better format.
Prepare a presskit.
Premiere at JIFFest.

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6) Postproduction of sound and picture during Berlinale Talent Campus (February 2009)
Eventually transfer one or all three projects to Berlin and work with professional sound editors, mixing engineers and online editors to finish the films according to international quality standard. Showcase the works to an international audience and professional partners.

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