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DocMaroc – A brand new intensive documentary training course in Tangier, Morocco. 9th – 24th December

2006 (Includes Travel days)

The aim of this residential course is to allow participants to immerse themselves totally in the practice of documentary filmmaking. Each student writes, shoots and edits their very own short documentary film. There is an emphasis on hands-on training and respect for the creative process. The course is intensive, practical and most of all, a lot of fun! Over the two-week course six overseas participants will work in collaboration with six emerging Moroccan documentary filmmakers, exchanging and developing ideas together and everyone will make a short documentary.

The course includes the following elements:
Digital Camera, Lighting and Sound – Learn to use professional DV Cameras through a range of practical exercises. The tutors will help you get to grips with advanced lighting, sound recording and camera techniques that will make your film stand out.
Researching & Planning Your Film – We will assist you in following leads and scouting locations as well as suggesting possible local stories of interest. You will be taught interview techniques and provide you with interpreters to help you on location and whilst editing.
Shooting Your Film – You will direct your own film and crew on other films, so that you will become familiar with shooting, sound recording and interviewing as well as the skills involved in producing, production management and working within a film crew.
Preparing for the Edit – Logging and organising your rushes/tapes, pre-selecting footage, and understanding the fundamentals of the paper edit.

Editing – Using state-of-the-art Mac work stations with Final Cut Pro, you will learn the essentials of a documentary edit and put these skills into practice as you edit your film.

Price: £1300 + VAT - Includes tuition, use of camera and Editing equipment, accommodation, food and a comprehensive handbook for the course.

Working Language: English (with translation to French& Arabic)
Location: The course will be held at a purpose built training environment at the Cinémathèque de Tanger, a new artist-run theatre for independent film events and workshops. Application Deadline: 13th November

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ikechukwu on October 11th, 2007 at 9:24 am 

please i want to know more about the training requirements.

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