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Film workshop explores relationship with the camera

By Korea Herald

Published : Jan. 7, 2014 - 20:28

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The International Film Guild of Korea is holding a two-day workshop called “Camera Placement for Maximum Impact,” giving people a chance to look deeper into the understanding of filmmaking and the relationship between the camera and the story.

It is the IFGK’s first workshop of this kind.

“It’s not about simply showing the audience pictures of the story, but creating an experience of something,” said Theron Patterson, the host of the event. “The story is one of the ingredients of that experience. The story is there to help create this experience.”

Patterson has 20 years of experience in the film business, shooting everything from shorts to feature films in both digital and film, while also having years of teaching experience as a lecturer in universities in Singapore and Istanbul.

The workshop is not only designed for film students, but for anyone who is interested in filmmaking, he says. It helps actors better interact with the camera, writers have a clearer understanding of how to visualize the scenes and is for film lovers of any experience level, he said.

The workshop will take place at the Seoul Film Commission office in Digital Media City from Feb. 1-2 and those interested should apply by Jan. 16. The workshop costs 200,000 won.

For additional information regarding the registration process or the course description, visit IFGK’s website at www.ifgkorea.org.

By Bileg Tsedensodnom (bileg.ts@heraldcorp.com)