Third World Newsreel Film & Video Production Workshop

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 14th, 2011.
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The TWN Film & Video Production Workshop is a unique “hands-on” program that provides practical skills and resources for emerging film and video makers.

The Production Workshop emphasizes on the training and support of people of color who have limited resources and access to mainstream educational institutions and traditional training programs within the film/video industry. Most past workshop participants now work in film, video and the media arts and include Academy Award nominees and Emmy winning filmmakers. Instructors and guest speakers are working media professionals.

The curriculum of this intensive 6 month program focuses on the pre-production, production and post-production skills necessary to take a short project from conception to completion. Workshop members will participate in projects shot on 16mm film and digital video. Workshop members will gain technical skills and experience through the projects, and will be trained to edit using the non-linear Final Cut Pro system.

The Production Workshop begins in early April and meets every Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the offices of TWN. The workshop is time intensive and participants must be able to attend regular class meetings as well as meet the out-of-class demands of pre-production, production, and post-production. Prior film, video or related experience is recommended but not required; creativity, self-initiative, time and a collaborative spirit are. The selection to the Production Workshop is limited to 9 participants. An initial written application is required and a second round of applicants are selected for interviews. The cost of the 2011 workshop will be $600.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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