Summer School - Making Films of your Research with Smart / iPhones and Digital Cameras

22 - 28 July 2019

Brighton, UK

Deadline for applications:  Sunday 16 June 2019

Do you want to share your research with a wider audience?

Are you working with documents, objects, photographs or art-works?

If so, why not learn how to make a short film about your research.

No need to buy expensive equipment, this course will show you how to create a film of your research using your phone, tablet or digital camera.

Immerse yourself in this six day summer school where you will learn how to script and produce a short research film based on interviews, documents, art and objects. This is a practical, hands-on course, where you will spend time at an archive and local museum learning the specific skills needed to make your film. You will then learn practical editing skills, so that at the end of the course you will come away with a completed film and the skills to transform your own research into a short film that can be shared in presentations or on-line.

During the course we will cover:

  • The implications of using moving image for sharing research

  • Making scripting and production choices

  • Developing practical shooting skills

  • Planning, scripting and shooting your own short research film

  • Learning practical Editing Skills

  • Sharing recorded and edited audio-visual material

At the end of the course there will be a screening of all the films.

Attendees will need to bring along a smart phone/iphone, tablet, digital camera or other equipment capable of recording digital video.

Hotel accommodation and meals are included and there will be opportunities to socialize in the evenings.

Deadline for applications:  Sunday 16 June 2019

About the Facilitator

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The course will be delivered by award-winning film-maker, Karen Boswall, supported by filming and editing assistants. In addition to film-making, Karen has taught:-

  • Visual Anthropology and Film and Television at the University of Kent

  • Documentary filmmaking at Canterbury Christ Church University

  • Film Practice and Sound Design at the Manchester School of Art

  • Broadcast News and Features at the University of Sussex

  • Film for researchers at the Music Museum of Nepal

  • Film for research at Eduardo Monlande University Mozambique

Feedback from previous sessions:

I learnt an enormous amount in a short space of time - in fact I went from zero knowledge to feeling I had a sense of what I was doing. Karen was really very impressive the way she got so much out of all of us.
Learning practical filming and editing techniques was really valuable, as I had no experience with film before. It left me feeling motivated to make my own films.
Karen was a highly knowledgeable, patient and personable instructor. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Terms and conditions

*By registering below you are requesting a place on this training programme or selected sessions that form part of the programme. A member of the CHASE team or the workshop leader will contact you in due course to confirm that a place has been allocated to you. If you no longer require a place, please email as soon as possible so your name can be removed from the registration list.  

If you are allocated a place but can no longer attend, please email so that your place can be reallocated. CHASE training is free to attend and events are often oversubscribed with a waiting list. Failure to notify us of non-attendance in good time (ideally 5 days prior to the workshop/programme) means your place cannot be reallocated and may result in your access to future CHASE training being restricted.

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