Sofia, Alabin 58

How to shoot a film with your mobile phone part 1

2 October
ул. Алабин №58

Until the event:

2015/10/02 19:00:00


We all know that professional film-making equipment is rather complicated and pricey and not everyone with passion for cinema can afford it. Nowadays mobile phones allow you to shoot a film despite the lack of financial resources and despite the lack of access to professional film-making equipment. The latest mobile phones have a good-quality in-built camera which allows us to shoot quality footage. More and more short films created with smart phones captivate the imagination of people around the world.

The first part of this masterclass is designed to acquaint you with some basic principles and notions from the world of cinema, which are of fundamental importance for developing a distinct artistic vision. Practice is the best tutor and yet before you start filming it is essential to have some notion of the main elements of the cinematic language. 

The masterclass is aimed at people from all ages who have interest in the visual arts but don’t have much film-making experience or education. The aim of the event is not so much to provide you with a recipe for creating a successful video (such simply does not exist), but to urge the participants into acquiring critical and analytical approaches to their visual ideas. 

Some of the themes that we’ll touch upon during the masterclass are:

  • What mobile phone do you need in order to shoot a film?

  • Do you need any additional equipment?

  • How to make the step from thinking in abstract notions to thinking visually and how to be able to translate your idea to the language of cinema?

  • Light, angles, composition, frame types and other fundamental characteristics of the film image.

  • Main principles and approaches in editing.

  • Sound recording and sound design. Is sound really 50% of the film?

  • Stages of the creation of a film. From an idea, through script to post-production.  

    The lecturer for this master class will be Dimitar Kutmanov. Born in 1988 in Plovdiv, Dimitar graduates BA Film Studies at ‘Anglia Ruskin University’ with graduation film ‘Taste of Water’ (2012) which is the highest-marked project in the history of the course. The film gets shown in few international festivals.
    In 2014 Dimitar completed a Masters course at Screen Academy Scotland, where he wrote and directed a series of short films. His graduation work -‘ECCE HOMO” (2014) premiered at 19thSofia International Film Festival 2015 and has been selected at many international film festivals including a prestigious award from 32nd Busan ISFF 2015.

    We’ll be expecting you!


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