If you’ve already registered for the Refresh Event then we’ve emailed you to invite you to book which afternoon CPD sessions you’d like to attend. If you haven’t yet registered for the event then you can do so at http://refreshevent.eventbrite.co.uk. We will then contact you to invite you to book for the afternoon session. Choose one from the 2-3pm sessions and one from the 3-4pm sessions:
1. Introduction to iPad Filmmaking (Charlotte Crofts, UWE) – Waterside 2
A practice-led workshop on how to use the built-in iPad camera and iMovie App to create simple trailers, for younger children. Bring your own iPad and download iMovie for iPad https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8. Remember to charge your iPad, bring charger and ensure there’s enough storage space to record clips. There’s free WiFi at Watershed_Open – no password required.
2. Introduction to DSLR Filmmaking 1 (Sy Taffel) – Waterside 3
3. *Pecha Kucha – ‘Sharing Best Practice’ (chaired by Susan Hughes, UWE) – PMStudio Event Space
Neil Jordan’s 1992 film The Crying Game usefully exemplifies two interlinked, but highly distinctive, approaches to studying British cinema; firstly, the economics and institutional structures of the British film industry; and secondly, British films that represent a dominant British national identity for a global market and/or films that contest the meanings of ‘Britishness’ within the home nation.
This session aims to use The Crying Game to signpost the scholarship and debates emerging from these approaches.
5. iPad Filmmaking 2 (Charlotte Crofts, UWE) – Waterside 2
A practice-led workshop on using the 8mm App and iMovie to create simple videos, for younger children. Including basic transitions and sound design. Bring your own iPad and download the 8mm App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/8mm-for-ipad/id441875100?mt=8 and iMovie for iPad https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/imovie/id377298193?mt=8.
6. Hands-on DSLR Filmmaking 2 (Sy Taffel) – Waterside 3
A practice-led workshop which will explore working in low light, experimenting with depth of field, picture style settings, interview techniques and a comparison with traditional HD video camera. You can either follow on from the earlier workshop or come if you’ve already had some experience with DSLR cameras.
7. *Pecha Kucha – ‘The Value of Teaching Film and Media’ (chaired by Jeanette Sakel, UWE) – PMStudio Event Space
Same format as the earlier slot, but different topic – why is what we do important? Why should the government continue to fund and support film and media education in all its forms? What is the impact of teaching film and media? Can you talk about this for just under 7 minutes? You can download a Pecha Kucha PowerPoint template here: http://newlearning.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/pecha-kucha-template/ *If you are interested in presenting a Pecha Kucha please select the GIVING A PRESENTATION ticket and then email us your title to firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited to five presentations per time slot. Please use the PowerPoint template in the link provided and bring your presentation on a USB stick on the day. If you just want to be in the audience of the Pecha Kucha session the please select the AUDIENCE ONLY ticket.
8. Mediated Lives: Harnessing Students’ Own Media Use (Michelle Henning – Media Culture Practice, UWE) – PMStudio Meeting Room
What can social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram teach us about the ways in which students learn, understand and interact with media? This session will draw on recent critical debates about new media and how these can be explored through students’ own media use. In particular, we will focus on the ways in which new technologies enable media to be all pervasive, and to reshape everyday experience and social interactions.
We will also address how skills gained through use of apps, social and online media, blogging and games can be tapped into for media production projects, and the creativity students use in these contexts can be recognised and valued. In the second half of the session we will share examples of best practice, ideas for projects (both creative and research projects) and case-studies.
Remember, if you haven’t yet registered for the event then you can do so at http://refreshevent.eventbrite.co.uk. We will then contact you to invite you to book for the afternoon session.