Girls Use the Video Camera for the First time

On Saturday we had another great workshop for the protagonists of Goals for Girls. There were fewer girls than normal because 3 of them are in Rio, Brazil participating in the Homeless World Cup, but the girls who were there were enthusiastic and eager to learn. First, over a delicious and nutritious snack, we talked about the movie we saw last week, "La 21: Barracas" which was filmed in another Buenos Aires shantytown by the people who live there. The girls thought that the story it told, one of violent revenge between two gangs, was realistic. But they didn't like the acting, finding it very amature (people looking at the camera, etc). We talked about how you can use the video camera to capture people at their best moments, or focus on their hands if they aren't good actors. We then got to the good part of the workshop: using the video camera! Thanks to a generous donation of two VHS video cameras by the Subiela film school, the girls were able to get hands-on experience. They planned shots, directed each other, and learned the difference between pans, wide shots and close ups. They also learned how to pull focus. We laughed with them that when we studied film, it took us weeks before we could pick up a camera!
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  1. Posted June 16, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Mark Allan Kaplan is an internationally acclaimed award-winning filmmaker, and a transformational media arts consultant, educator, and researcher. His creative works have been shown on cable television, in theaters, schools, and colleges, and at film expositions around the world. Mark has worked as a producer, director, writer, and editor on industrial, educational, short subject, and feature films and videos. He personally studied with Robert Wise (director of “The Sound of Music” and editor of “Citizen Kane”), King Vidor (director of “Our Daily Bread” and “War and Peace”), Daniel Petrie (director of “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Resurrection”), Lester Novros (filmic expression, animation, special effects, and large-format film pioneer), and Robert Boyle (production designer for Alfred Hitchcock). Mark has a B.A. in Motion Picture Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television; an M.F.A. in Motion Picture Directing from the American Film Institute; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

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  • By soccer girl on December 14, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I can´t wait to see the film!

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