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Friday, October 4, 2013

Powerful Storytelling with a Video Camera: Part 2 - From Principles into Practice, a Digital Communications Workshop with Fra

This session builds on the basic principles introduced in Part 1 and provides practical guidance on such topics as setting up for interviews, lighting and audio considerations.  Illustrated with production photographs and video to show how various scenes in DevCom films were planned and executed.  Concludes with brief overview of equipment. Charles Mann, founder of the Development Communications Workshop, is a development economist with extensive field experience with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harvard Institute for International Development.  He created DevCom to work with filmmakers to help students use video effectively for development and also to produce documentaries for teaching about development issues. DevCom’s films are distributed by Documentary Educational Resources, Inc. (www.DER.orgFranco Sacchi, DevCom Creative Director, is an award winning documentary filmmaker and educator.  His feature length documentaries have been shown at film festivals worldwide and aired on national and international broadcast channels including the Sundance Channel, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC-1), SKY ARTS (UK), TBS Latin America among many others. Franco has over 15 years of experience teaching documentary filmmaking and editing.  (www.francosacchi.com). Catherine Rielly, DevCom Executive Producer, is an experienced development economist and teacher.  After using DevCom films in the classroom, she raised funds to commission a DevCom film for a rural community development curriculum.  She is the Executive Director of Rubia, a non-profit organization that promotes women's education and empowerment in Afghanistan through the sale of traditional embroidery. 

  • Location:
    Taubman Building, Room 275
  • Date:
    Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Time:
    2:00 PM

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