Linkr - Multipath Film Making July Workshop

Middle 3 weekends of July, 2010

Did you enjoy reading choose your own adventure books as a child? Well now you can film your own interactive stories!

Do you have an interest in making 'interactive' films?
Have you ever wanted to revise or expand upon other peoples' stories?
Would you like to learn how the internet can be used to create narratives?

Multipath film making is a new way of thinking about interacting with films which is similar to those old Choose your own Adventure books, except using online video and it allows people to contribute their own sections of the story.

Films on the Fly, in conjunction with the MRC, are hosting a film making workshop in the July University holidays to explore this new form of interactive video.
The workshop will be run on the 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 25 of July 2010, with films being over the course of each weekend. After the completion of the workshop a screening of all the content will take place at the Mercury Cinema.

The workshop will also help expand the Linkr community, a group of South Australian based film makers interested in interactive storytelling.

What : Linkr - Film Making Workshop
Date : Middle 3 weekends of July 2010.
Venue : MRC - Iris Cinema
Host : Films on the Fly

More information

The film making workshops are open to everyone, especially actors, actresses, script writers, directors, editors, cinematographers, musicians, sound engineers, and anyone with an interest in film making.

As the groups are organised on a week by week basis you don't need to be present for the entire 3 weeks. You are welcome to attend even if you can only make it for a day or two. If you are already a film maker then feel free to bring your own equipment, otherwise we suggest you become an MRC member to get priority access to their video, lighting and sound equipment plus the edit suite factilities.

Approximate Workshop schedule


Note : Participants from the previous week do not need to attend the initial explanation session, but it is suggested they attend the screening of the previous weeks film(s)

10 - 10:30am An initial briefing run by the Films on the Fly team will explain the Multipath storytelling concept plus some related film making techniques.
10:30 - 11am Previously created Multipath films will be showcased at the Iris Cinema
11am - 1pm Workshop participants will introduce themselves, form groups and begin doing ideas generation
1 - 2pm Lunch time - Note a small kitchen is available for use on-site, or there is a cafe around the corner
2 - 5pm Participants will continue script writing, storyboarding, location scouting and talent searching. Some will even start filming.


10 - 10:30am The film making crew will likely meet at the MRC to pick up equipment and travel to the shoot location to meet with the cast.
10:30 - 5pm Groups continue making films. Filming, editing, foley, and helping others.

Depending on availability, the MRC editing and equipment resources will be available to MRC members throughout the week, allowing them to continue working on their film(s) beyond just the weekend.

The Films on the Fly team : Sunny, Michael, and John
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