After scouting locations and identifying interview subjects, the students head out to do some quality filming!
On the first day of the workshop, the students were introduced to art of the documentary film, and spent the second half of the day scouting locations and talking to locals. The students then spent the second day of the workshop learning about filming equipment and techniques. On the third day they put everything together and went out into the field to get some quality interviews and footage.
Location I: Xizhou 喜洲 Students: Leslie, Zizhu, and CindyLocation II: Sha Cun 沙村 Students: Li Xiao Juan, Yu Rui, and NickLocation III: Zhou Cheng 1 周城 Students: Yang Xiao Juan, Pei Jie, and HenryLocation IV: Zhou Cheng 2 周城 Students: Lv Xing, Ying Ying, and PaulThe students were so dedicated to their films, that a group woke up at 5am to catch the sunrise in Xizhou! That same group also stayed up late to film the stars. When asked about her experience with filming, Cindy said: “shooting the night sky was challenging and cool, because we stayed there for around 5 hours! We went around 10 o’clock and got back at 3 o’clock, it was cold, but it was worth it.”
Join us for a screening of the students’ finished products: Monday, February 12, 2018 at The Linden Commons
Note: This article is part of a series on the Linden Centre & Planet Why’s 2018 Dali Youth Film Workshop, read part I here: https://thelindencentre.blog/2018/02/08/now-showing-2018-dali-youth-film-workshop/
All photos except the featured image and last image by Long Ge 龙哥
Last image by Cindy
Featured image by Yu Yi