Film: Storytelling through image (and sound)
How do you ensure that your story not only provides information but also evokes something? How do you translate something from reality into your visual story? How do you ensure that your composition in images holds the viewer? How do direct sound, compositions, dialogues and sound enhance your images?
This week, you will learn basic camera techniques (such as movement, composition and lighting) and editing to develop your own stories and your film language. The emphasis lies on shooting scenes and dialogues. You will learn to look, to observe, to translate into film. Sound also plays an important role.
How will we proceed?
We will investigate different narrative forms, styles and genres, in which the translation into your story is the main focus. The technique is in service of what you want to make: a strong, rather evocative story, in which image and sound support or contrast each other in an associative way. This is one of the reasons why this course runs parallel to and in cooperation with the Electronic Music Production: sound design for music (and image) course!
In the course of the week, you will work on a short film, media installation, projection in space or a product that can be shared online.