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SHOOT IT YOURSELF WORKSHOP FOR BERLIN BASED MUSICIANS

(Indie, Pop, Rock & Elektro)

May 8 – 12 / 2023 AND July 5-7 / 2023 (subject to change)

Music videos and audio visuals on social media have become a very important facet of the music industry and THE common tool for artist promotion. But which possibilities are there? How do music videos work? And how can you create interesting content on a modest budget? As digital filming becomes a more user-friendly and affordable option, it is essential for up and coming bands and new artists to gain filmmaking skills.

In the last twenty years, Stephanie von Beauvais has created music promos and shot both commercials and documentaries with a wide range of budgets, including artists like the Beatsteaks, Marteria, Tocotronic, Turbostaat and many more. Now for the eighth time, she offers an intensive Workshop on both, the theoretical and practical aspects of shooting your own video.

The workshop is funded by Musicboard Berlin GmbH and requires no attendance fee. Catering, travel- or accommodation expenses are not included, neither any additional hygiene measures besides officially required. The participants are selected by a defined jury only. The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Application via e-mail only.

You may participate due to a general interest of the topic or because you are responsible for an actual project. Indeed, every participant is invited to work on their own video – either it has been already shot or it is in process of planning. For the shooting of their own video, the workshop even offers a financial aid of 300€ each, to 5 bands within the participants, who will be selected by the jury only.

You should bring some experience in the field of being a music artist who wants to express themself audiovisually, but there are no professional filming skills required.

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terms of application

Future participants can apply via e-mail only and need to fulfill the following conditions:

  • You, or the band/artist you are shooting videos for have already started a professional career in the music business.
  • you and your band/artist are mainly based in Berlin. The band’s / musician’s music genre is either indie, rock, pop or electro – due to other funding possibilities jazz and classical music cannot be taken into account.
  • you developed your OWN song along with an idea for a music video, which you will shoot and finish during the workshop: then you can additionally apply for the financial aid of € 300.-
  • you are available on ALL dates to attend the workshop all-day and are prepared to shoot your video during the weeks in between.

OR

  • you have already shot a video but are not satisfied with the result and are willing to either shoot more with a better understanding or reedit the clip.
  • you are available on ALL dates to attend the workshop all-day and are prepared to shoot your video during the weeks in between.

OR

  • you are generally keen on getting knowledge on the topic but you have no actual project during the period of the workshop. Then you will participate in the first phase.

It is required that each applicant responsibly agrees and acts within the official hygiene regulations.

FINAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
The workshop will be held for around 15 participants, with max. 2 persons per project/band. The participants are chosen by the jury only. 5 bands/artists of these will receive the financial aid of € 300.- to shoot their own video within the workshop – if they applied for it and are chosen by the jury. Still each participant is invited to bring their footage to work on during the second phase of the workshop.

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application

Thank you for the numerous applications! The jury has zoomed and decided. It was difficult, but we are happy to announce the following participants:

with financial aid:
Lisa Akuah
Boys gotta eat
Sina + Anna

optional:
Raféu
Julia Pigali

without financial aid:
Babelfis
Profanus
Kat Polar
Alexandra Ivanova

Huge congrats to all!
The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

YOUR APPLICATION SHOULD CONTAIN
Please send everything in ONE e-mail, not bigger than 5MB.

  • information about yourself and/or the band/artist (pdf or Link)
  • a brief overview about your connection to the topic: e.g.: you have already shot a video but are not satisfied or are generally keen to learn all about it, then please explain why or which aspects in particular.
  • a link to your music and possibly already existing videos or social media. please note: the band’s / musician’s music genre is either indie, rock, pop or electro – due to other funding possibilities jazz and classical music cannot be taken into account.
  • a proof that you and your band/artist are mainly based in Berlin (eg. ID or certificate of registration, with unnecessary details blacked out)
  • reliable information, how many of you will participate (max. 2 persons per band/project)

FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE BUDGET OF €300.- PLEASE ADD TO THE SAME EMAIL:

  • a song, made by yourself or the band/artist you are shooting videos for (mp3 only)
  • a music video treatment for this song (pdf)

If you don’t agree on a publication of your and/or your bands’ name on this website, or other media related to the project, in case of a selection for this workshop, please let us know in your application.

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

  • remarkableness of your music
  • visible interest and devotedness to shoot your own video

For the financial aid:

  • a strong video idea
  • a feasible treatment

The selection is being made by a defined jury. The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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The jury members are

gross
Torsten Groß
music journalist, moderator and consultant i.a. for ‚Der Spiegel‘, ‚Süddeutsche Zeitung‘, Radioeins, ‚Rolling Stone‘, ‚Musikexpress‘ and others…
moses
Moses Schneider

music producer of Beatsteaks, Tocotronic, Annen May Kantereit and author of ‚The Alternative Workbook or how to pimp your Practice Room‘.
www.mosesschneider.com


Stephanie von Beauvais

music video director and workshop leader
www.vonbeauvais.com

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Announcement of workshop participants

by April, 8, 2023 latest, via e-mail to the selected participants and on this website (subject to change)

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Workshop dates and topics

8.5.-12.5.2023 WORKSHOP PART 1 (subject to change)

DAYS 1–3 | 8.5. – 10.5.2023 10am-5pm
Intensive workshop with Stephanie von Beauvais on basic film know how and the approach to music clips. Practical experience with a wide range of low budget camera and lighting equipment.

DAY 4 | 11.5.2023 10am-5pm
Introduction to aspects of montage and post production that should be considered while shooting, online music marketing and the realisation of barrier-free videos.

Then the participants rework autonomously on their own treatment.

DAY 5 | 12.5.2023 10am-5pm
Participant’s presentation of their music video treatment with following individual practical advice.

BETWEEN 13.5. – 4.7.2023
Self organized shooting of their own video by the participants.

5. – 7.7.2023 WORKSHOP PART 2 (subject to change)

DAYS 1 & 2 | 5. /6.7. 2023 10am-5pm
Montage-workshop and editing of the footage on own devices under supervision of Stephanie and an expert on post production.

DAY 3 | 7.7.2023
Final post production with Stephanie and the expert.

Autonomous finishing of their videos by the participants along with further online coachings by Stephanie and the post production expert.

Cinema screening of the finished music videos and get together with the participants, their crew and workshop-supporters: tba.

VENUE AND ORGANISATION
The workshop is initiated and conducted by Stephanie von Beauvais and is funded by the Musicboard Berlin GmbH. The venue will be announced soon.

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