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Filmmaking Research Methods Workshop: Application for participation
This event is the second of two events on filmmaking research that have been supported by CHASE doctoral training funding. The first took place at Birkbeck, University of London.

This event will be completely practical in orientation and will take place at the University of Sussex, in Falmer, East Sussex. It will consist of an extended residential workshop led by Andy Lawrence from Filmmaking for Fieldwork, an organization that trains researcher in using film as a research method.

It will be suitable and beneficial to doctoral students at an early stage of their project’s development and be of particular use to those seeking to clarify research methodologies and approaches.

This training will cover all core practicalities when using filmmaking for fieldwork methods and techniques in order to address the following questions: how to develop an efficient workflow and convert academic ideas into cinematography; how to acquire good quality images and sounds that will contribute to an engaging narrative; how to use editing software and storytelling techniques as an analytic tool to further explore your documentary subject.

The workshop is designed for up to 18 participants and will take place on site at the University of Sussex from 1pm on Wednesday 30th January (1pm) to Friday 1st February 4pm. Accommodation is available for nine participants travelling from beyond Sussex and London.

Applications must be received by December 10, 2018. All applicants will be notified of success or otherwise by 22 December 2018.

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Who is eligible to apply?
All applicants must be a current PhD student, preferably in first or second year. You do not need to be a CHASE funded student.

Do I need to have previous experience with video production or digital editing?
Yes. You need to have some experience with cameras and editing (preferably Premier). This workshop will assume some basic skills and experience.

What will it cost me to participate?
The workshop is free. Lunch is provided on the three days. An evening meal is provided to those staying on campus on the Wednesday night and there will be a group dinner for all participants on the Thursday evening. Participants can claim their travel costs directly through CHASE. (Please retain all receipts as proof of expenditure).

Is accommodation provided?
On site bed and breakfast accommodation at Sussex is available for up to nine participants (5 single rooms, 2 twin rooms). This is for applicants who are based beyond Sussex and London.

I have prior commitments for part of the workshop – can I attend only part of the workshop?
No. Participants must attend the whole workshop.

I have some questions not answered here, who should I contact?
You can contact Joanna Callaghan on

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