Last Call: Filmmaking For Fieldwork Summer School 2021

Last call for the 2021 F4F Online Essentials Summer School (June 14 – July 6).

Only two spaces remaining and bookings will close in two weeks.

Who is it for?

This course is open to all applicants with an interest in using filmmaking for academic research or documentary film production. No previous filmmaking experience is necessary. In the past this course has attracted postdoctoral and senior researchers, undergraduates and people from diverse fields such as anthropology, ethnomusicology, midwifery, archaeology, history, environmental and human rights activism, broadcast television, NGOs, migration studies, business, international relations, sociology and political science. 

About the course

Teaching includes practical and theoretical instruction in camera, sound, editing, ethics and approach for research and documentary filmmaking. Teaching and tutorial sessions are spread across four weeks usually between 14:00 – 16:00 (GMT – UK) each Monday, to accommodate participants from various time zones, with an extended session for tutorials on the final Monday. Our F4F Online Essentials website contains course materials and instructional texts for each of the 10 Learning Units, video explainers, useful links, background reading and viewing information. We use the Zoom platform for class-based interactive discussions. We have designed 12 Micro Tasks, aimed at embedding technical aspects of the course and 4 Practical Filmmaking Exercises, that mimic common fieldwork scenarios, to help consolidate your understanding of the learning units. Participants share the results of this work on Slack, where our tutors offer critique and comment, culminating in a one-to-one tutorial session, to help you apply what you have learnt in your own research and filmmaking. Each participant who has attended the main sessions receives a certificate of attendance and is welcomed as an F4F alumni.

Please check the website for details and a downloadable booking form if you are interested.