In this workshop, students will learn how to create a short film about their research related to global sustainable development using their smartphones They will also reflect on the power of films to reproduce or break prejudices and stereotypes in global development. Short theoretical inputs will be combined with practical work on students' own video projects.
Students know how to tell an interesting story about their research and how to shoot and cut a short movie using conventional smartphones and laptops. Students know strategies to ensure that the stories they tell do not reproduce stereotypes.
In this hands-on workshop, students will create a short film about their research in three steps: First, they learn how to choose a topic and tell an interesting story about their research. There will be an opportunity for critical reflection about the danger of reproducing stereotypes and the opportunity of using images to empower people. Second, they will learn how to shoot a short film using a smartphone and what apps and tools can increase the quality of the film. Third, students learn how to cut videos. They receive an introduction to Premiere Pro. Finally, there will be a “Mini Film Festival” where students show their work and receive feedback. The course will be taught by the videographer Katharina Deuber.
Prerequisites / Notice
• To participate in the course, students have to bring their own smartphone and need access to a video editing software on their computers/phones (more detailed information will follow before the course) • Preference is given to doctoral students working on issues related to global development.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)