News inserts and cultural documentary Filmaking Workshop


As part of the Durban International Film Festival, the University of KwaZulu Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts invites applications for a free 3 day workshop on Filming for News Inserts and Cultural Documentaries which will take place on 26-27-28 May 2006. From this workshop two or three successful candidates will be selected for a more intensive 2 week practical workshop from 12-26th June 2006, and which includes the production of short documentary inserts about the film festival.

Applicants for the workshop should be practising audio visual operators who wish to extend their skills. It is preferable that applicants have some experience in the cultural field. In addition applicants should preferably have experience with media production houses, either full or part time, and have access to film/video equipment. The workshop will teach practical skills on video camera technique, how to tell stories with the camera, scripting and video editing, with special attention to mini-news features. Successful participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance at the end of the workshop.

Application Process:

?Applicants are required to submit a one-page motivation of why they want to attend the course and supply relevant background information about their work. (see page 2)
?Applications must contain full contact details of the applicant.
?Applications may be emailed, faxed, delivered or posted to:
Centre for Creative Arts – Documentary Workshop Application
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Memorial Tower Building, Howard College Campus
Durban 4041
?Emailed to:
?Faxed to: (031) 260 3074
?Queries may be addressed to: (031) 260 1650 or (031) 260 2506
?Closing date for submissions is 15th May 2006
?Successful applicants will be confirmed by 19th May 2006
?Candidates for the 3 day workshop must also be fully available for the more intensive documentary project between 12-26 June.

This project is supported by the Danish Centre for Culture and Development.
Name and surname:
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MOTIVATION TO ATTEND NEWS INSERTS AND CULTURAL DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WORKSHOP : (please include past experience and how this workshop can benefit you, your organisation or community).


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