Cell Phone Cinema Workshop

Riga Workshop Schedule – Karl Bardosh

Saturday, February 15, 2020

10:00-10:15 Introduction by Lelda Ozola, Olga Melnikova and Karl Bardosh
10:15-11:00 Overview of Cell Phone Cinema Based on TEDx Lecture

– Cell Phone Cinema as an educational tool for the Language of Film

– From Bela Balazs’s Film Theory to David Lynch

– Camera Stylo from A. Astruc to Cell Phone Cinema

11:00-11:15 Selfies

– Image Manipulation Apps

11:15–11:30 Coffee Break
11:30–12:05 The Emergence of the Frame:

– From Cave Drawings to the Camera Obscura to Minimalism

– Review of the Rules of Composition: The Golden Section

12:05-12:25 Visual Storytelling: La Jette

a/ Slide Show Apps

b/ Music&Narration Apps

c/ Make a Slide Show assignment

12:25–13:30 Lunch
13:30–14:15 Cell Phone Cinema: the Language of Film in Action

a/ The Long Take in Film History

b/ CPC Camera Support Systems

14:15–15:15 Film Grammar via Cell Phone Cinema

a/ The Scale of Shots

b/ Angles

c/ Interchangeable prime lenses and zooms

d/ Apps used in Preproduction and Production:

PreViz, Location Scouting, Casting etc. 

15:15 – 15:45 Questions and answers

Sunday, February 16, 2020

10:00-12:00 Practicum:

Shooting Physical Activity with Coverage

12:00-13:00 Film Language in Editing:

Mobile Film Postproduction:

a/ Auto Edit Apps on the Phone

b/ Edit Software Apps on the Phone

c/ Downloading to Computers for Editing

13:00–14:00 Lunch
14:00–16:00 Practicum:

Edit Physical Activity Assignment into a Short Film

16:00–16:15 Wrap up of the workshop