Planet G(reece) #5: Doc & Sound

The workshop is implemented under the Active citizens fund.

Have you ever tried watching a horror film with the sound off? If not, this is probably a good time to tell you that it’s not scary at all! Does that mean that sound is what causes the strongest emotional reactions and not image? In this workshop, sound recordist and director Christina Pitouli and sound recordist Yannis Antipas will explore the world of sound in cinema. How does sound help tell a story? How do we create a certain atmosphere, add rhythm and narrative elements with audio? Through a variety of practical exercises, we will learn to listen, record, make creative decisions and express ourselves. We’ll split into groups and each one will create a different audio landscape for the same silent story, turning it into a completely different experience: scary, sad, funny or romantic. The participants’ sound recordings, as well as the educational process, will be transformed into a short film!

The workshop mentor will take the participants on a visit to a music studio and will offer precious insight into what it’s like to write music for a living. Where does he get his inspiration from? Does a composer need to play lots of musical instruments? Is there money in the music business?

Participating in the workshop does not require any prior film experience. All equipment –except for your cellphone– will be provided by Exile Room. The short film that will be shot during the workshop will be edited and shared within a month after it’s over. The instructors will teach in Greek. An interpreter will be available for additional languages.

Admission is free of charge.

To participate in the workshop, please fill out the form HERE.

Contact: e-mail, tel: 210 3223395 (office hours: 12-5pm)

Wearing a mask during the workshop is recommended.

Christina Pitouli is a documentary director, editor and sound recordist. Her awarded documentary short “Bref” (2013) was officially selected in over 35 international film festivals and was awarded in five. For the past two years, Christina has been working as a production manager for the Onassis Cultural Center’s music events.

Yannis Antipas studied sound recording and since 1998 he has been working in television, feature and short films of all genres (documentary, fiction, video art), as well as advertising. He is the co-founder of CINEMATHESIS, an organization that advocates for the integration of audiovisual education in the school curriculum. He has worked on video art projects for the Benaki Museum, the Athens Biennale, the National Museum of Contemporary Art Αthens (EMST), NEON and the Greek National Opera, while overseeing audiobooks and radio jingles for theatrical plays.