Film Workshop with Chema García Ibarra

A lifeless body on a piece of wasteland. Film Workshop with Chema García Ibarra
From 10 to 12 November. 17:30 to 20:30h.
Salón de Actos of the Antiguo Hospital de Santa María La Rica.
Aimed at young people between the ages of 18 and 35.
Material required: Mobile phone with video camera.
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As part of its commitment to training new talent and in a reformulation of its support for young audiences, at ALCINE 47 we are delighted to be able to work with one of the best producers of the moment; to share the mysteries of his work with anyone who might be starting out making their own short films.

Chema García Ibarra was born, lives and works in Elche (Alicante), the city in which all his films are set. He has directed, written and produced ‘El ataque de los robots de Nebulosa-5’ (2009), ‘Protopartículas’ (2010), ‘Misterio’ (2013) and ‘Uranes’ (2014). The parameters and characteristics of his cinema are easy to identify: a penchant for domestic science fiction stories, wide, static and meticulously composed shots, priceless amateur actors and limited resources.
As well as winning at last year’s ALCINE with ‘La disco resplandece’ (2016), his work has been selected in festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale and Rotterdam and has won over 200 awards, including the Mélies D’Or and a nomination for the European Film Awards.


Session 1: Friday 10 November

Retrospective of short films commented on by the director. What decisions are taken before each shot, what sequences are ruled out and why, where do all the elements of the film come from (actors, backdrops, sounds, etc), why is the staging static, etc.
Detailed explanation of the next day’s practice work (to be made by students outside the timetable of the workshop).

Session 2: Saturday 11 November

Viewing of the shots recorded in the morning and initiation in narrative development.
Applied viewing: ‘Targets’ by Peter Bogdanovich. In this film, the legendary producer of B movies Roger Corman gave Bogdanovich unconnected sequences from a period horror movie and told him to make a complete film out of them. Using those images, Bogdanovich created a film about a murderer set in the current day. Other examples of work with found footage: Gerard Freixes.
On the basis of these and other examples, we shall attempt to find a story to go with our shots and we shall think about any new elements that have to be shot
(extra shots or audios).
Detailed explanation of the next day’s practice work (to be made by students outside the timetable of the workshop).

Session 3: Sunday 12 November

Review of the new shots and debate as to whether a film is in the process of being created or not.
Editing session with the help of a professional editor.