How to shoot a film with your mobile phone part 2
Until the event:
After the introduction to some basic terms and notions in the art of cinema during the first part of this masterclass, this second part will be almost entirely practical and the participants will have the chance to apply their knowledge and ideas to the creation of a short video.
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
You will work in small groups of 3-4 people and these groups will be formed randomly. So be prepared to work with people you meet for the first time.
In order to participate you’ll need the following:
-A smartphone shooting HD video (720p or 1080p).
-A laptop with Lightworks software installed.
You can download Lightworks from here:
When installing choose the free version. A quick registration is necessary.
The lack of smartphone or laptop should by no means discourage those who want to participate. As we already mentioned you will work in groups of 3-4 and every group will need only 1 smartphone and 1 laptop.
We would like to clarify that attendance on the first part is desirable but not a necessary condition for participating in the second part of the masterclass.
The artist’s biggest enemy is the white sheet- the sea of unlimited possibilities and ultimate freedom.
Hindrances stimulate imagination. You will be given certain restrictions and conditions in making your short video. You will learn more about them on the spot.
The event will last around 6 hours and this will include the allocated time for filming the material you will after that edit. At the end of the event under the guidance of Dimitar Kutmanov we’ll all watch, analyse and discuss the finished videos. We hope every participant will go back home with a little better understanding of cinema and a little better of himself.
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.
The event will start at 11am and finish around 5pm.
We’ll be expecting you!