Discover the world of mobile filmmaking with our Pocket Cinema workshop, a hands-on 4-session workshop taught by acclaimed filmmaker Nathan Hughes. Drawing from his diverse expertise in audio-visual narrative and immersive theatre, Nathan will guide participants through the intricacies of the production process, culminating in the creation of refined 2-minute films using only mobile devices and the open software of DaVinci. Explore storytelling techniques and learn practical tips for shooting and editing, all under the guidance of an experienced industry professional!
Regardless of your skill level, the Pocket Cinema workshop offers an enriching and immersive experience, guiding you through the art of mobile filmmaking and empowering you to create exciting short films using open-source software and just your phone.
In partnership with the Canberra Short Film Festival, the enrolment fee for this workshop also includes a free submission entry into the Canberra Short Film Festival’s Experimental Film Category. This is an incredible opportunity for participants to showcase their work on a larger platform and have their film screened at the viewing at PhotoAccess in November 2023.
Session 1: Pre-production – Friday, June 2nd, 6-9 pm at PhotoAccess
Session 2: Planning the Shoot/Production – Friday, June 9th, 6-9 pm at PhotoAccess
Session 3: Shooting/Production – Friday, June 16th, 6-9 pm at PhotoAccess
Session 4: Edit/Post-production/Publication – Friday, June 30th, 6-9 pm at PhotoAccess
Participants may also want to bring a portable charger or power bank to ensure their device remains charged throughout the workshop sessions.
Nathan is a Welsh filmmaker with a diverse background in audio-visual narrative and site-specific, immersive theatre. Encounters, the UK’s leading short-film festival described his work as ‘demonstrating a distinctive cinematic and artistic vision’, and it has been supported by Creative Europe, London Screenwriter’s Festival and the British Council. His award-winning dramas, docos, and speculative design fictions have screened internationally, and he has also mentored young screenwriters to develop media resources to combat ideological radicalisation.
Enrolments for this workshop close at midday (12 pm) Tuesday, May 31st, 2023. As a not-for-profit, our financial margins are narrow and classes require a minimum number of participants to run. In the event that PhotoAccess cancels a workshop, refunds will be paid in full or a transfer allowed free of charge. If a class is postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule at a time convenient to enrolled participants.
PhotoAccess will happily refund or transfer workshop fees up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. If less than 7 days’ notice is given, PhotoAccess can offer a partial refund. Alternatively, enrolment can transfer to another workshop plus a $50 transfer fee. If less than 48 hours are given, no refunds or transfers can be given. Please note that memberships purchased in conjunction with a workshop enrolment are non-refundable. See Terms and Conditions for further details.
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