upcoming: FOUND FOOTAGE FILM & VIDEO | workshop with Zeyno Pekünlü

Still from video ”Worn Part”, Zeyno Pekünlü, 2019


School of Mutation within the framework of the iteration Film Archives & Militant Cinema. Dates To Be Defined (September/October) Online, open to max 15 participants. Working language English
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In times of pandemic where outside shootings and physical team work are almost impossible, found footage practices including montage, collage, and other forms of juxtaposition, repurposing images from their original context and placing them in new combinations and situations could be an exciting way of creating. The aim of this workshop is to make a brief introduction to the history of found footage through examples and exploring techniques for producing new videos and movies.

During the workshop, participants will experiment with existing material to make something new.⁠ Participants should have a video editing application installed in their computers. All the rest of the materials will be supplied.

Session 1: Introduction to found Footage

[2 Hours Online-1 Hour Offline]

  • Collective viewing of found footage movies (5 movies from different artists) and discussing different methods of using found image. (repetition, accumulation, scratching, fiction etc.) [online]
  • Discussion: What kinds of expression opportunities repurposing and remixing images provides? [online]
  • Practicing with clips (The participants will be provided with clip extracts and will work on a short video individually) [online and offline]
Session 2: Collecting and Archiving

[2 Hours Online-1 Hour Offline]

  • Collective viewing of results of the editing exercise and common evaluation of the edited clips [online]
  • Collective viewing of 5 more found footage movies [online]
  • Which sources we could use? How we prepare and archive the sources? [online]
  • How to adjust different source clips into a common timeline? [online]
  • Individual practice (The participants will be provided with a full movie and will work on a short video individually) [online and offline]
Session 3 – Finalizing tips

[2 Hours Online-1 Hour Offline]

  • Collective viewing of results of the editing exercise and common evaluation of the edited clips [online]
  • How to finish the work (adjusting sound, color, black and white balance, exporting, titles etc.) [online]
  • Continue with the editing exercise of session 2 [online and offline]
Session 4 – Time to go crazy 

[2 Hours Online-1 Hour Offline]

Before session 4, the participants will develop ideas on their own editing exercise, via email we will discuss the possibilities and they will gather their own materials for the final exercise. [offline]

  • Collective viewing of results of the editing exercise and common evaluation of the edited clips [online]
  • Discussion on copyrights, copyleft, fair use, ethics of found footage (online)
  • Editing exercise of their own material [online and offline]
Session 5- Results

[2 Hours Offline]

Collective viewing of results of the editing exercise and common evaluation of the edited videos [offline]