Nov 26, 2013 Tuesday

Film-making 101

1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
Royal Dick, Summerhall
Summerhall Place
Edinburgh GB

This is the age of the video camera. In phones, in tablets, in stills cameras. You may even have an actual camcorder :-). They have never been so common, and never more places to share the films you make. Film making 101 intends to teach you the basics of film-making: camera operation, visual storytelling, professional tricks of the trade, shooting for edit. In short, how to get the most from your efforts. If popular, further classes are planned, including perhaps intermediate and possibly advanced courses. Whatever format of film-making interests you, the class aims to be fun, informative, stimulating and generally helpful to the quality of your film-making work. Barter items are optional, but not required in advance of the class.

Bring one of the following:
A random act of kindness to be filmed and given to me (the video, not the act)
Give flowers to either: a stranger or your mother. Film that.

About the teacher, Gavin Walker

In more than twenty years working in TV I have made literally thousands of stories, programmes and documentaries for broadcast. My employers include, the BBC and Sky TV. My programmes have been shown on TV stations all across Asia, the Americas, Europe and in northern Africa. Despite this, I have lost nothing of my enthusiasm for storytelling. I love to be able to share some of that with others. The class is primarily for people with the ambition to tell stories rather than simply film clips, but a flashy camera is certainly not a pre-requisite.