Professional HD Film-making with Barry Braverman

Pathshala and Drik are pleased to announce that Barry Braverman, the?acclaimed Cinematographer and HD Video Producer will be leading a 16-day?workshop from March 16th to April 6th, 2012.

A veteran director of photography and digital media consultant expert with more than thirty years experience, Barry has also worked on National Geographic specials and programmes for Discovery and the ABC. A frequent collaborator of director Wes Anderson, Braverman photographed the original TrailerforBottleRocket (1992) and contributed to other productions including TheDarjeelingLimited (2007). Braverman hosts the Video Shooter website and blog?and offers frequent camera training workshops and classes at locations throughout the U.S. and the world.
?Professional HD Film-making with Barry Braverman? welcomes both the experienced and the young in the film-making world to an intensive training on the professional processes and aspects of HD film-making. The programme will be hosted by Pathshala: South Asian Media Academy in partnership with Drik and Culturepot Global.
Over the course of this three-week workshop you will be fully immersed in the art and craft of video storytelling. Utilizing the latest Panasonic professional cameras you will explore the discipline of effective image capture, learn proper camera operation and control, and understand how to frame, compose and create compelling close ups. You will understand and apply the workshop mantra to exclude! exclude! exclude! as you explore such techniques as soft focus, three-dimensional lighting, and choice of lens focal length, to most effectively convey your intended story.
The workshop?s many exercises are designed to build confidence and enthusiasm for?developing your filmmaking skill set. Covering setups and genres from dialogue scenes to green screen, you will gain proficiency in the total process from script to screen. Storyboarding, effective pitching techniques, and overall story development, will be key components of your training, and because we are concerned with the total filmmaker the workshop will also cover the rudiments of editing with Apple Final Cut Pro (or Adobe Premiere) as each participant will produce a five minute production. At the close of the course, a public screening of films produced during the workshop will be hosted by Pathshala: South Asian Media Academy.
The workshop is being offered at a specially subsidised rate due to support from Barry himself, Panasonic, Pathshala, Drik and Culture Pot. For further information and application details please contact Ms. Nasrin?Zeba at Pathshala South Asian Media Academy. Phone: +880 (0)2-9136895, +880 (0)192 7122?740
Clip of recent workshop by Barry Braverman

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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