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FIFTH ELEMENT – CINEMATOGRAPHERS LAB
The 3rd Arctic Countries Film Festival ARCTIC OPEN is hosting Film Story Through Dance, a boundary motion project and a lab.
This year’s lab revolves around a fifth element, human. Humans use four elements – water, air, earth and fire – and their personal experiences as media for conveying the challenges being faced by the North. The lab focuses mostly on visual effects of dance movements, northern landscapes, and how the Arctic can be rendered through embodiments, nature and interaction.
We welcome adult cinematographers who are based in North-Western Russia. The six days of the lab are meant to be a crash course into ‘plastic’ cinematography. The videos participants will be tasked to make will be shown during the days of Arctic Open. All participants will be issued due certificates.
This week-long crash course is designed to enhance your cinematographic skills through interaction with dancers on camera. After a series of daily practice sessions, participants are expected to produce 5 videos which will be screened at the festival. Individual instruction will be provided by course masters to each participant to assist them with concepts for their videos.
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
We welcome candidates who would be able take training between 30th November and 8th December. It is a requirement that you bring a 4К camera and a laptop installed with edit software. Please make sure you also have DaVinci Resolve 16 installed. Lenses, batteries, tripod, stabilizers etc. will put you at advantage. We expect candidates to be motivated towards promoting visual arts in the North and be prepared to fully submerge themselves into our project. A total of 7 candidates based in North-Western Russia, will be shortlisted. Your travel, accommodation and catering are at our expense. The deadline for applying is 30 October 2019 Should you have queries with regard to application form, don’t hesitate to email us: email@example.com
Shortlisted candidates are offerred free accommodation and catering throughout the training programme. Payment of travel costs depends on itinerary. Candidates will have access to all events on ARCTIC OPEN programme, including the award ceremony (8 December 2019, Lomonosov Drama Theatre).
Address by lab host, Maxim Volokh (cinematographer, senior lecturer at Russian State Institute of Performing Arts, Department of Filmmaking and Television, Saint-Petersburg)
Address by lab host, Eva Valieva (Director of theater and cinema, coach of stage disciplines, head of production JeuTram (Moscow).
COORDINATOR FIFTH ELEMENT – CINEMATOGRAPHERS LAB
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