Exploring Visual Storytelling: A Collaborative Documentary Workshop

Bring your ideas and let's work together to make it happen!

Using the Sony A7iii, participants will delve into the fundamental principles and techniques essential for crafting compelling visual narratives through film. Students will move through all stages of preproduction and planning and learn cinematography, framing, and composition, to convey emotions, perspectives, and themes effectively. Groups will work together to edit with support from other PhillyCAM members, and screen and celebrate their work together at the culmination of the workshop. Whether you're a seasoned filmmaker or a newcomer to the world of documentary filmmaking, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to expand your skills, connect with fellow storytellers, and unleash your creative potential. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey through the art of visual storytelling. 

Please note this is a hybrid workshop with some virtual and some in person sessions. Please see the full schedule below to make sure you're available to fully participate.

Instructor: Ingrid Raphaƫl

Ingrid Raphael is an educator, multi-disciplinary artist, and filmmaker. They are developing a speculative narrative that explores time portals and environmental repair here in Philly and they co-directed They Won't Call It Murder: available to stream as part of Vimeo's Shorts Staff Picks. They also co-founded NO EVIL EYE CINEMA and the alternative film school FILM FUTURA.

Cost: $75.

Prerequisite: Introductory camera experience recommended. It's not necessary for you to be familiar with the A7 or have taken Basic Field, but you should have a base level comfort with operating video cameras.

Hybrid Schedule:

Virtual sessions 6:30-8:30pm

Session 1: Tues March 12 virtual 

Session 2: Tues March 26 virtual

Session 3: Sat March 30 in person *camera training 12-4

Session 4: Tues April 2 virtual

Session 5: Sat April 13 in person *production day (times TBD)

Session 6: Tues April 16 virtual 

Final Screening: Week of April 29-May 4 (date TBD)