Date: 7. June – 11. June 2021, 4 days, full-time
Place: Modra, Slovakia
- Language: english
- Organisers & co-organisers: Sensorium Festival, School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe, Kukatko Foundation, Ziggurat Project – Cultural Association Platform, Zlin Design Week – Tomas Bata University in Zlin
- The workshop is realised thanks to the kind support of Visegrad Fund: www.visegradfund.org. The participants are asked to cover their travel only.
Inspired by Johnny Harris’ Vox Border’s series, this class is aimed at getting hands-on with drones and drone video footage while connecting concepts of borders, history, politics and the experiences of being human.
#BORDERS, #HUMANS, #TECHNOLOGY, AND #AERIAL #VIDEOGRAPHY
Using drones for filmmaking purposes is a relatively new area of focus often used for commercial and entertainment purposes. Drones capture a bird’s eye view of the world we aren’t often privy too and we’ll use this to inspire our artistic interventions and storytelling. In this four day workshop in Slovakia you will learn from various experts about the topic of drone usage and borders. You will be working in an interdisciplinary international team, developing speculative scenarios on drone usage.
How can drones and videography tell us more about our histories and ourselves?
Inspired by Johnny Harris’ Vox Border’s series, this project is aimed at getting hands-on with drones and drone video footage while connecting concepts of borders, history, politics and the experiences of being human. As you can see we have lofty goals! This course will take place in Slovakia with field trips to Slovak – Hungarian and Slovak – Czech borders in conjunction with the Sensorium Festival.
Using drones for filmmaking purposes is a relatively new area of focus often used for commercial and entertainment purposes. Drones capture a birds eyeview of the world we aren’t often privy too and we’ll use this to inspire our artistic interventions and storytelling throughout this one-week intensive. This class will be a mixture of learning to navigate, film, and tell stories with flying objects while connecting with others through deep and critical discussions and collective teamwork. There will be site visits and lectures led by artists and experts as participants creatively explore mindful practices in drone and new technology usage. The programme is co-organised with cultural organisations in the V4 region. The specific choice of partner organisations in the fields of non-formal education, literature, performance and design brings together the necessary knowledge, skills and sensitivity for this programme.
As part of the program, workshop participants will lead a roundtable discussion at Sensorium Festival 2021 to share highlights and experiences. Additionally, there will be a micro-exhibition of works created during the program showcased during the festival.
Who are we looking for?
- Visegrad region (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) based creatives
- artists, photographers, filmmakers, creative directors and technologists
- anyone with an interest and passion in learning to work with and capture drone video footage for artistic and commercial purposes
- Women, POC, LGBTQ+ encouraged to apply!
- If not sure, just apply!
No prior experience is required.
In this course, you will be introduced to
- How to navigate and fly a drone
- How to capture video footage using a drone
- Understanding of various camera moves
- Teamwork and collaboration amongst pilot and camera operator
- Important considerations when working with drones, including what can go wrong
- Hands-on experience with DJI drones and it’s safety features
- Understanding of varying kinds of drones available
- Location research and scouting for your shoot
- Preparation and storyboarding
- Meaningful discussions with others connecting concepts of borders, history, politics and the experiences of being human
- Participation in a group micro-exhibition showcasing your works as final output of the program
- An amazing network and community of like-minded creative beings and potential future collaborators