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April 4 - June 20

Introduction to the Filmmaker’s Journey
For those who aspire to be filmmakers, this workshop gives you a head start as you learn how to plan, direct, shoot and edit a short film.

Digital Filmmaking is an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of filmmaking for first-time filmmakers. Participants will learn storyboarding, creating a shooting script, production management, casting, directing, working on a crew, cinematography, lighting, sound and finally editing. The workshop includes on-location hands-on camera work and consultation, as participants work together in teams to complete individual short films. We will also review examples of different genres of films, including narrative, documentary and experimental, drawing inspiration from short films and features made locally and internationally.

Participants will use a prosumer HD video camera and Final Cut Pro X editing software in this class.

There will be a screening of films by the class which is open to friends and family at the end of the workshop.

About the Instructors
Ric Aw is a Singaporean filmmaker whose work often reflects on the human condition. His first feature film Standing in Still Water premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival 2014. He has been producing and writing for television since 2000. He currently produces and directs at The Creative Room, a production house he co-owns. He has made six short films, of which Buy Me Love won Best Short Film (professional category) at the MDA-Panasonic Digital Film Fiesta 2005. He has a Bachelor of Media from Macquire University in Sydney, Australia majoring in writing and scriptwriting and has previously worked as a producer at Oak 3 Films.

Pok Yue Weng is co-founder of the production house, Creative Room, and an experienced cameraman and cinematographer who has worked on projects in Singapore and Hong Kong. To date, Yue Weng has a decade of experience in the media production industry. With a keen interest in cinematography, he embarked on an 8 year stint as a freelance camera assistant. Yue Weng has also been involved in many major Singapore and Hong Kong film productions in the camera and lighting department. His production credits include The Road Less Traveled, The Tree and many other film projects and television commercials. He directed superDONG, a short film which screened at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2007.

Wong Kin Ching is a producer, editor and media consultant who has edited projects for Shanghai Media Group, ESPN, Channel NewsAsia, MediaCorp Channel 8 and Channel U. Nothing inspires him more than good storytelling at its best, from documentaries to dramas, suspense to reality shows – the craft of storytelling has never lost its sense of appeal.

4 April – 20 June 2018 (10 sessions)
Please refer to the Objectifs site (linked below) for specific dates and times.
Venue: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road
Fee: $875
Pre-requisites: None. Participants will have access to use a prosumer HD camera and audio equipment on loan from Objectifs for their shoots, with free access to our digital lab (subject to availability and selected timeslots) to edit their films on Final Cut Pro X during the workshop.

More details and the registration form can be found via the Objectifs site.

Objectifs is an independent non-profit gallery and educational space that is committed to advancing the practice and appreciation of film and photography. Through year-round educational programmes, exhibitions, screenings, residencies and mentorships, our mission is to build a community of image-makers and visual storytellers, creating and sharing artistic works that foster dialogue around local and international issues.


April 4
June 20
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155 Middle Road 188977 Singapore + Google Map