Intro to Digital Video Course | Tutor Bob Gallagher
Dates: March 12th & 13th, 2022
This class is for beginners and intermediate who would like to get to grips with the video function on their digital SLR camera or other video cameras.
Over the course of a weekend students will be given an introduction to the basics of digital video, lighting and sound recording, as well as instruction in theory for documentary filmmaking.
The course will involve a practical introduction to DSLR settings and hardware. Following this there will be a focused video shoot with the tutor’s support. Then, using free video editing software (iMovie / Movie Maker) you will practice basic techniques for editing and outputting your own video clips.
The workshop will culminate in a screening and group discussion on each student’s work in progress.
2 Full Days (Saturday & Sunday). Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm (both days)
About | Bob Gallagher
Bob Gallagher is a director, writer and cinematographer based in Dublin. He has been declared a ‘Good Soldier of Cinema’ by Werner Herzog and has described by Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis as a filmmaker who ‘can be lyrical, as well as forensically evil’.
Bounding through styles and subjects, often in enthusiastic collaboration, his work traverses personal boundaries and teases out emotional soft spots. His visual stories are marked by a polished absurdity and usually an element of the fantastic. With a passion for exploration, Bob’s music video work has found him partaking in shamanic rituals, recreating Caravaggio’s studio, walking 200km across Ireland, consulting a dominatrix, and cutting up a corpse.
Amongst a prolific output of music videos, and commercial work, Bob has directed three short films to date, marrying striking visuals with deftly observed, character driven narratives. Early in 2017 Bob was invited to Cuba to participate in a 10 day practical workshop with Werner Herzog, resulting in two short documentary films ‘The Impossible Flight of the Stone’ and ‘Salon’.
Bob is also a photographer, specialising in 3D images shot on 35mm film . He has exhibited as an artist-in-residence at the Darkroom, and as part of Photo Ireland Festival. He recently completed an artist residency in D-Light Studios Dublin.