StoryLab Greece 2019

Introduction

StoryLab International Film Development Research Network collaborated for the first year with Zagoriwood Film Festival and Workshops in Kato Pedina, Zagori, Greece. Professor Erik Knudsen with Iakovos Panagopoulos (his Phd student) led a five days StoryLab workshop in Zagoriwood during July with the title: Finding the Personal Voice in Filmmaking. Young filmmakers from different film departments in Greece and U.K., local artists and amateur filmmakers joined the workshops to get StoryLab perspective in filmmaking and storytelling.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of this workshop was the collaboration of different people, with different backgrounds in film and to try to find their own personal voice in filmmaking by creating a series of short films in a very short amount of time. The objectives of the workshops were to apply the ethnomediaology principles used in the AHRC funded StoryLab International Film Development Research Network, led by Professor Erik Knudsen, to Zagoriwood, by engaging a selection of participants wanted to find there own personal voice in filmmaking. The final products of the workshops were five short films created by groups of two participants and screened in the main square of the village where all the students and local residents were gathered to support it.

Workshops schedule

Day 1
09.00 – 10.30: Class: Introductions
10.30 – 10.45: Break.
10.45 – 12.30: Class: Creativity and Story. An interactive seminar exploration, led by Erik Knudsen of the relationship between feelings, creativity and story.
12.30 – 14.00: Lunch.
14.00 – 15.30: Class: Guided Story Ideation Exercises. Erik Knudsen will lead a process of participatory ideas and story development.
15.30 – 15.45: Break.
15.45 – 17.00: Class: Brief Introduction to Story and Narrative Structures.

Day 2
9.00 – 12.30: Teams: Supervised by Erik Knudsen and Iakovos Panagopoulos, small Teams develop new ideas, stories and narratives using techniques discussed in day 1.
14.00 – 16.30: Teams: Supervised by Erik Knudsen and Iakovos Panagopoulos, Teams prepare for production of short films.
16.30 – 17.00: Class: Brief Reflections chaired by Iakovos Panagopoulos.

Day 3
09.00 – 09.30: Class: Shooting Briefs. Sharing and setting the agenda for the day.
09.30 – 16.30: Teams: Supervised by Erik Knudsen and Iakovos Panagopoulos, Teams shoot their films.
16.30 – 17.00: Class: Brief Reflections, chaired by Iakovos Panagopoulos.

Day 4
09.00 – 09.30: Class: Editing Briefs. Sharing and setting the agenda for the day.
09.30 – 16.30: Teams: Supervised by Erik Knudsen and Iakovos Panagopoulos, Teams edit their films.
16.30 – 17.00: Class: Brief Reflections, chaired by Iakovos Panagopoulos.

Day 5
09.00 – 10.30: Class: Screening and Discussion. Chaired by Iakovos Panagopoulos, Teams present and screen their completed film, followed by discussions.
10.30 – 10.45: Break.
10.45 – 12.30: Class: Screening and Discussion. Chaired by Iakovos Panagopoulos, Teams present and screen their completed films, followed by discussions.
12.30 – 14.00: Lunch.
14.00 – 15.30: Class: Summarising discoveries and learning. chaired by Erik Knudsen.
15.30 – 17.00: Teams: Final Adjustment to Films.
19.00 – PUBLIC SCREENING!

For further information about this workshop please contact Iakovos Panagopoulos.