Society for Cultural Education SCE has arranged this Certificate Short Course in collaboration with THAAP as first of the series of workshops based on 4 modules spread over 4 months. Each of the modules is for 7 days, thus a total of 28 days. To be eligible for “Certificate in Audiovisual Approaches and Tools” the 4 modules must be attended. Participants will get a letter of participation at the end of each module as well.


After Successful completion of the first workshop SCE is now inviting you to the second workshop, this is in continuation of our first workshop where use of smartphones were emphasized to have become our everyday companions, relied upon more and more for capturing and sharing moments in our lives through photography and videos. In the ongoing mobile imaging revolution, sensors, lenses, and technology are getting steadily more sophisticated, and countless new creative apps have put smartphones on the cutting-edge of photography and video today.


All the workshops offered as modules are about using mobiles with focus on the technical aspects of how to get the best images from our smartphones while also investigating into the creative side of smartphone photography and videography. The participants learn about exposure, composition, artistic vision, creative apps, developing narratives and storytelling during the course of workshops through lectures, discussions and edit-and-critique sessions.


Module I

Mobile phone filmmaking projects


    Overview of the Modules




    Mobile Phone Film Workshop:  ‘Micro Moves: Human-Urban/Surviving Strategies in a Mega-City’ (9th – 16th Nov 2015) Tutor: Till Passow German Filmmaker

    The aim of workshop is to produce number of high quality short films, using mobile phone cameras. The films must reflect the difficulties of urban survival and may reveal strategies of how to get along with these difficulties. They can be fictional, documentary, or experimental, as long as they impress by their pithy narration and reflect the overall theme of the workshop.




    Still photography using mobile phone to develop a visual short story: Postcard of Lahore (22nd – 28the Feb 2015)


    Tutors: Zafar Iqbal (Senior Professor and Communication expert)


    With smartphone in hand, the participants go on photo shoots into city of Lahore to photograph street. This workshop is led by a professional instructor and is designed for amateurs who seek to effectively use and share mobile imagery and are interested in exploring the creative side of smartphone photography and how to develop narrative by juxtaposing images which some times seem irrelevant. All participants must bring a mobile device with a camera such as an iPhone, Windows phone, or Android smartphone.




    Audio techniques for storytelling

    The primary goal of the Workshop is to create an intimate, character-driven audio documentary that is ready for publication. Participants will work directly with the expert, in the field and in the editing suite, as part of a crew dedicated to telling a story. Participants will create their stories under the direction of audio producers in a collaborative, educational and hands-on environment.


    Module IV


    Editing Tools for audiovisual presentation using mobiles

    Over the last few years, mobile devices have evolved from voice-centric communication devices to powerful personal multimedia devices, which enable the users to consume multimedia content like listen to music or view videos. In addition, the mobile devices provide a wide range of features for creating and sharing content, including an integrated camera for capturing images and video clips, microphones for recording audio, a powerful general- purpose computing platform for manipulation of digital content, and broadband wireless network connections for effective sharing of content. The mobile devices are almost always with the user, enabling the capture of interesting events anywhere as they occur, and they also have a broad user base that makes it possible to provide capabilities to edit, produce and share content for large numbers of audience. Together, these features make the mobile device an attractive tool for creating and sharing digital stories. The workshop focuses on editing tools and techniques for creating interesting stories.





    This workshop is being conducted in continuation of our first workshop conducted on 9th to 16th Nov 2015. The aim of workshop is to produce number of high quality visual short stories, using mobile phone cameras. The story must unfold variety of issues and topics, which are hidden otherwise from the public eye.  They can be fictional, documentary, or experimental, as long as they impress by their depth and reflect the overall situation in the city of Lahore. The duration of each story will be 30 seconds - five minutes in length. So far the workshop has been held at the following locations:

     All the visual stories produced in the workshop will be shown in our auditorium and will be open for public viewing.  Certificates for the last workshop will also be distributed along with viewing of the films produced in that workshop.

    The Production Phases of the Workshop:


    The workshop is structured in four production phases (PP):


    1. PP:  Brainstorming on developing the themes of stories.. (2 Days)

    2. PP:  Shooting of the photos and interactive discussion about the shot images in group and personal meetings. (2 days)

    3. PP:  Editing and learning the tools to form visual stories under the supervision of instructors. (2 days)

    4. PP:  Transfer of the visual stories to digital master tapes, production of DVD’s and presentation. (1 day)


    Registration for Module II

    Still Photography using mobile phone

    After the successful completion of module one on 15th November 2015, SCE shall be continuing to module II of the certification course.



    You can register in any module being offered but all four modules must be attended in order to receive the certificate of completion. So in case you have missed the first module; you can take it once the course cycles back next moth.








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    Program Duration :  4 weeks


    Module Duration: 1 week


    Class Schedule:  7 days a week

    Days: Monday to Sunday


    Timings: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


    Classes Starting: Feb 22nd, 2016


    Module Fee: Rs. 2,000/-

    Once we receive your registration request email; our representative shall give you a call within 24 hours (between 9:00 AM to 5:00PM) to guide you with the registration process and answer any questions that you might have regarding the program.


    You are most welcome to visit the campus and register in person.

    Expert: Till Passow (German Filmmaker)

    Date: 9th – 16th November, 2015

    Venue: 43-G Gulberg III Lahore, Pakistan

    Course coordinator: Prof. Zafar Iqbal

    Course assistant: Agha Reza Abbas

    Organizer: Global Art Limited in association with THAAP

    Number of attendees: 30


    Global Art Limited in association with THAAP organized the workshop aimed to produce number of high quality short films, using mobile phone cameras. The films reflected the difficulties of urban survival and revealed strategies of how to get along with those difficulties. The projects ranged from traditional documentary to fiction, depending upon the natures of the subjects.











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