Still image, image in motion, two languages
1. Photographers: anyone with a background in photography, both amateurs and professionals
2. General public (adults). A background in photography is not necessary.
3. Teenagers from 11 to 17 (all together or grouped by age).
This workshop’s goal is for participants to analyze differences in the language of still images and images in motion, so they can discover where their interests lie. Participants will produce a photographic series and a video to represent their ideas. They will also learn how to use both media together.
Every day we are confronted by an overload of photos and videos whose messages are unclear. We in turn generate images that do not represent our ideas, because often we have the tools to make them, but we do not know the languages to transmit them clearly.
Electronic media allow us to make still photos and photos in motion because cameras have tools to generate both or because we have two cameras: one for photos and another for videos. Most computers now feature quite simple editing programs for preparing presentations. A medium that used to be extremely specialized is now available to the general public, which is becoming more adept at using it.
The problem is the massive amount of images shown at websites such as youtube or flickr, on streets, in newspapers, and on TV. Often they are not made properly and their content is inadequately presented. This produces visual pollution. For that reason it is important to learn to use images effectively. In zonezero.com we can find examples of how some authors create projects in both media that complement each other:
Sahidul Alam “Brahmaputra”
Lili Almog “Bed Sequence”
Patricia Aridjis “The Black Hours”
Pep Bonet “Faith in Chaos”
1. Learn how to edit still photos.
2. Learn the basics of video editing.
3. Make a small project that includes video and photos.
Five sessions of four hours each.
Photographer with knowledge of the tools and experience in photographic work and video.
Two teachers: a photographer and a video maker.
Video projector, computer, slide projector, printer. If the museum does not have the necessary tools, it can ask the participants to bring them as a requirement.