Open call for sound workshop 11. MakeDox
Sound Shapes Film, Film Shapes Sound Workshop with Vladimir Rakić | 11.MakeDox The 11th edition of the MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival will focus on sound design, under the motto “Merge With Silence”. 6...
Open call for sound workshop 11. MakeDox
Sound Shapes Film, Film Shapes Sound
Workshop with Vladimir Rakić | 11.MakeDox
The 11th edition of the MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival will focus on sound design, under the motto “Merge With Silence”.
6 projects in different stages of production will be selected for the sound workshop with Vladimir Rakić divided in phases from the end of June until the end of August.
Sound Workshop is a course that is aimed at filmmakers, with their documentary film at different stages of its completeness, in pre-production, production, rough cut, to picture lock (in sound post stage).
The workshop will try to expose your work to intense questioning, reflecting and exchange of views, experience and creative concerns that would hopefully bring you closer to defining the sound/music production process that will bring the best version of your film.
The projects should have a sound designer or editor who will be present at the workshop sessions.
*If you are applying with a project in pre-production phase, please emphasize why sound is important at that stage and how the workshop will contribute to its further development.
The workshop aims at clarifying the sound/music side/aspect of your film project to bring deeper levels of film narration, thus further inspiring filmmakers and professionals for fresh, enhanced and new ways of filmmaking, this time including sound design/music as an integral part of the entire documentary filmmaking process.
Workshop Program general:
The Sound Workshop will focus on several aspects and stages of involvement of sound and music in documentary film, depending on the applicant’s film stage of development.
The pace of work regarding each of these aspects will depend on the individual film production stage.
Film and Its Sound/Music Form/Concept
What is the existing basic concept and form of sound/music part of film?
What we want to tell and how Sound/Music can improve it?
Finding and establishing basic ground for film through sound design.
Discussions about existing form and its possible revisions and improvements, through means of drawing rough sound map.
Film Structure and basic Sound/Music blocks
What are the existing sound/music structural elements?
How sound/music structures film?
Do we have all elements necessary to keep consistency within a film?
What are the intentions of film/structural parts/sequences and how does it reflect on the rest of the film?
Extending on existing sound/music blocks and defining further plan for sound design
Further enhancement of films ground in sound
Further enhancement of film’s dramatic development
Further enhancement of film’s pace, rhythm, intentions and dynamics
Application period: June 12 – June 22
Results: June 26
First group session: Beginning of July
3-4 Individual working sessions: July – August (dates tbd in agreement with the mentor)
Last session: During MakeCoProDox Forum in August (presentation of the results (screenings) of the workshop.
*All sessions of the workshop will be held online.
Deadline for applications: 22.06.2020
Who can apply?
Directors, Sound Designers and/or Editors with projects in pre-production, production or post-production and are produced or co-produced in the following countries: N. Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Romania and Turkey.
*If your project is in pre-production phase, you should describe why you consider sound to be important in this stage of development.
How to apply?
Apply to the sound workshop by filling the google form.
In the form, you should attach the following:
*Link to the latest cut of the project in the form.
*Link to a video submission where you should give answer to the following questions:
- Please briefly present yourself and describe the project
- How did you start developing this project?
- At what stage of production is the project currently?
- Please describe why you consider this workshop important for your project and what are your expectations from it
- Is there any particular problem with the sound design in your project that you would like to address during the workshop?
*We kindly ask you to provide us with preview and download links.
Vladimir Rakić biography:
Vladimir Rakić (1974, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia) is a music composer, sound designer and foley artist, living and working in the Netherlands.
He graduated in 2005 as Bachelor of Art and Technology in Sound Design and Applied Composition from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Netherlands.
For more then 15 years he is actively working in film, collaborating on many documentary, fiction and animation film projects. He works on different aspects of film sound: as a sound editor, foley artist, sound designer, re-recording mixer and music composer.
His selected film work collaborations include:
Felix Van Groeningen’s ‘Broken Circle Breakdown’ (2012), Viktor Kossakovsky’s ‘Viva Antipodas’ (2011), Petra Seliškar’s ‘Mother Europe’ (2013) and ‘My World Is Upside Down’ (2016), Claudia Tosi’s ‘Perfect Circle’ (2015), Coco Schrijber ‘How To Meet A Mermaid’ (2016), Heinrich Dahms’s ‘My Soul Drifts Light’ (2018), Halina Reijn ‘Instinct’ (2019).
As a composer and sound designer he is also active in the field of electro acoustic music, live cinema performance and in theater. His own work, among others, include Cinezoo (with João Bento) and Tunguska Glow (with Jasna Velicković).
He is also regularly teaching workshops at Nederlandse FilmAkademie in Amsterdam.
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