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Ramón Villa-Hernández

sto·ry·tell·er

This workshop will cover the 5 steps:


1. Block - The professional actors walk through the scene and we mark their starting and ending positions for the camera.


2. Light - We light the "hot" set and place the camera in its starting position while the actors are in hair/makeup/wardrobe getting ready.


3. Rehearse - We rehearse the entire scene with camera, sound and actors.


4. Tweak - Last looks for the set, camera, lighting, sound, and performances.


5. Shoot - The shot with different takes.


Hours = 4 (setup/workshop/breakdown)

          This immersive workshop will offer Attendees/Learners (A/L) a practical theory on how to shoot a narrative film dialogue scene. This workshop will empower A/L with the tools necessary for collaboration & expression. A/L will work with professional film artists the day of the workshop and walk away with the knowledge to apply these production skills in the future.

          1st hour - attendees/learners will be instructed that film artists will be implementing the five stages necessary to shoot a scene. Before and after each stage, film artists will explain what they are doing for the scene. Film artists will be available to answer questions as they work. This will create a space for a dynamic learning model that is effective, social, and interactive. The film artists will reset back to the first stage once we have executed all five stages for the shot.

         2nd hour - attendees/learners will have the opportunity to practice the skills that they saw the film artists applying in the 1st hour. We will repeat the five steps from the 1st hour, shot by shot. This time film artists will act as mentors and let attendees/learners work in front and behind the camera.


Hours = 4 (setup/workshop/breakdown)

OBJECTIVES:

Breakdown elements of the narrative dialogue scene

Learn the tools of cinematic film production (camera, sound, etc.)

Collaborate with mentors and peers

Build a community of film artists

Practice film form


OUTCOMES:

Knowledge in film arts

Competency in production concepts

New skill set​