HOW TO SHOOT A SHORT FORM DOC

Workshop with ADAM PATTERSON 22-24 May 2018

DEADLINE ADMISSION 1 MAY

IMG_1234.jpg
 

DOK18 is pleased to announce the collaboration with acclaimed photographer and producer Adam Patterson (Panos Pictures).

Application is now open for a three day workshop in Fredrikstad, Norway, where you will learn how to prepare for and shoot a short form documentary in one day that will suit the needs of todays media houses. (See application form at the bottom of this page)

THE WORKSHOP

22-24 MAY 2018
House of Literature
Fredrikstad Norway

You will learn:

  • How to identify the story - what works for video?
  • How to plan for the shooting day accordingly.
  • How to ensure that you have what is needed for the editing process. 
  • Visualizing the impossible when you do not have the time for the best option
  • How to edit based on what have been accomplished in the planning and field (Not a technical tutorial, but storywise)
  • Tips and triks and shortcuts

Day 1
Idea generation
Finding contributors – the importance of choice. 
Interview technique and execution
Writing a proposal that will sell your idea 

Day 2
Pitching ideas and feedback
Participants shoot material in Fredrikstad

Day 3
Feedback from production
Editing footage into a short film
Presentation of films and group feedback

Requirements:
Students and professionals are welcomed, but a working knowledge of your choice of video camera and editing equipment is required. This is not a technical workshop, but for photographers with basic knowledge of how to produce video, that want to further develop their storytelling. Participants are required to bring their own equipment for filming and editing.

Fee: NOK 4000,00

ABOUT ADAM PATTERSON

chile2010.jpg

Originally working as a documentary photographer Adam covered hard-hitting health and social issues such as drug addiction and teen gangs. Resulting work was published in iconic publications such as Time magazine and The Guardian and is exhibited globally. 

He was sent to cover the Chile Miners Crisis for the BBC in 2010 where he worked as an Assistant Producer on “Trapped: The Chile miners Story”. Additionally he was given a special mention at the World Press Photo awards for smuggling a camera to trapped Chilean miner Edison Pena, who then photographed conditions while trapped underground.

In 2015 he shot a 1 hour BBC Panorama special following Syrian refugees 1500 miles from Greece to Austria. “Europe’s Border Crisis: The Long Road” was fronted by veteran journalist John Sweeney. Other recent films include producing a film in Iran for Channel 4 foreign affairs strand Unreported World and most recently producing “Belfast Buds” – a hard hitting observational film about prescription drug addiction for BBC 3. 

In 2017 he won a silver award for directing at the Kinsale Shark awards in Ireland. He has made several short films and frequently produces content for NGOs and corporations across Africa. 

Adam regularly lectures on photography at universities and galleries.

For more infomration about Adam Patterson please visit his website www.adampatterson.net

Footage taken from a 1hour BBC Panorama special I shot following refugees from Greece to Germany in September 2015. These clips are from Serbia and Hungary.

Client: Channel 4 Trailer for a short film about life in a Dublin estate by Adam Patterson & Sam Strickland

Client: Dazed & Confused / Channel 4. Trailer for a series of films by Adam Patterson & Sam Strickland

Pregabalin, a drug prescribed to treat anxiety, epilepsy and nerve pain has seen huge increases in prescription in Belfast, alongside the illegal trade of the drug on the streets. Director Adam Patterson follows the lives of some young people in Northern Ireland who are using and at times abusing these prescription medications.

APPLY FOR THE WORKSHOP HERE:

thumbnail-1b.jpeg

WORKSHOP
HOW TO SHOOT A SHORT FORM DOC
ADAM PATTERSON

22-24 May 2018
DOK18
Fredrikstad, NORWAY

DEADLINE ADMISSION 1 MAY
FEE: NOK 4000,00

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
If you have any further questions please leave them here and we will answer them as soon as possible.
I hereby sign up for the three days workshop with Adam Patterson, May 22th to May 24th 2018 in Fredrikstad Norway. Workshop fee: NOK 4000,00 covers the workshop. The number of attendence is limited to ten and we encourage early enrollment in order to confirm your participation. Participation will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. I understand that I have to cover my own travel, lodging and meal expences. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. With this insurance you can protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances that might prevent your attendance. I understand that exceptional matters or events beyond the control of either party will terminate this contract. The Dokfestival has the right to cancel the workshop up to May 10th . If organizer cancels the workshop the prepaid workshop fee will be refunded. *