Summer lab at Doha Film Institute offers teens a chance to learn short film making

 18 Jul 2017 - 18:59

Summer lab at Doha Film Institute offers teens a chance to learn short film making
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The Peninsula Online

Doha Film Institute (DFI) is offering an intensive three-week lab 'Make Your Own Short Film' for young film buffs to make their own short film.

This course offers a non-thematic approach to helping participants through their film projects. It covers the artistic, technical and practical considerations of making a short sound film (documentary).

In the first weeks, students will develop ideas for a 3- to 5-minute project. Students will gain the skills needed in the production of HD film, from concept to shooting, and will act as crew on each other’s films.

The classes, from August 6 to August 24, will cover the artistic, technical and practical considerations of making a short sound film. The fee will be QR1,500.

The lab, aimed at beginners in the age group of 13 to 17 years old, will be in both Arabic and English.

The DFI on their website said that classroom sessions in a group of 20 people will take place six days a week - Saturday through Thursday from 9am to 1pm. During pre-production and filming, participants may be asked to make time outside these hours, including on weekdays during the daytime.

Instruction will include discussions on how to shoot a short film; pre-production preparations; sync shooting, HD-video procedures and sound recording; operation of HD camera technology; lighting and grip equipment; planning your film; casting; visualisation strategies; analysing dailies; and post-production. By the end of the course, students will have shot, evaluated and edited all footage and will screen it for the class.

How to apply

Applicants must be between 13 and 17 years old.

Price: 1,500 QAR

Applicants should submit an email to [email protected] before 31 July 2017. Applicants must commit to attending the full two-weeks of the lab.