Planet G(reece) #1: Doc & Cameras

The workshop is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Let’s take things from the top: what is the best way to shoot reality? With your i-phone, a still camera, a handycam or does it take professional equipment? The answer is, all of the above! The best way to shoot reality depends on what allows you the most freedom of expression. DPs and cinematography instructors Carlos Muñoz Gómez-Quintero and Vangelis Anthimos will teach you four ways to shoot reality and will lead the way towards a very creative short film, where each participant will explore the same subject from a different point of view. Some kids will shoot stills, others will use their smartphones, handycams will certainly come into play, while others will try their hand at a professional camera. The subject of the film can be a person, a place or even an object the team will discover in the neighbourhood surrounding Exile Room, our beloved Monastiraki.

Have questions about life behind the camera? Carlos & Vangelis are here to answer them and discuss your preferences, when it comes to equipment. You will learn all about the different places a camera person and/or a DP can work. During the workshop, the participants will get the chance to visit a real-life film set and will then discuss the experience.

Participating in the workshop does not requite any prior film experience. All equipment – except for your cellphone – will be provided by Exile Room. The short film you will shoot will be edited and shared within a month after the workshop is over.

Carlos Muñoz Gómez – Quintero is a cinematographer and editor based in Athens and Barcelona. He has been working in documentary for the last 20 years. He teaches cinematography at the Creative Documentary Master’s Degree offered by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). His work is mostly focused on socio-anthropological subjects, many of which have been selected and awarded in various festivals. He is currently finishing his first feature-length documentary as a director. Carlos speaks both Greek and English. 

Vangelis Anthimos was born in Thessaloniki in 1986. He studied photography in his home town before moving to Germany to study Cinematography at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. He also spent a year doing a cinematography course at the Polish National Film School in Lodz thanks to an exchange program between the two schools. He has worked on both fiction and documentary and he currently splits his time between Greece and Germany.

The workshop mentor, i.e. the person who will curate our film set visit, will be announced soon.