Online Lecture



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Friday, July 15, 4–8 pm &


July 16/17, 2022, 10 am–6 pm


Introduction to multimedia, audio slideshow, film analysis, sound recording, interview techniques and training, photography vs. film, dramaturgy, editing theory, film recording, photo cameras for film production, introduction to video editing with Final Cut X, exercise film

Workshop schedule

Juli 15: Meeting at 4pm. At the beginning, Uwe H. Martin will give an introduction to multimedia narrative formats and character driven storytelling and analyse them together with the participants on the basis of exemplary productions. In the further course the participants get to know sound recording and interview techniques for film productions by means of practical exercises.

Juli 16: Meeting at 10am. We analyse the difference between photography and film, deal with perception and editing theory, before we enter into practical film work with photo cameras and shoot our own (mini) film.

Juli 17: Meeting at 10am. Today is about non-linear video editing with Final Cut Pro X. After a very short introduction, the participants cut their own short practice film in teams of two. We also deal with classical dramaturgy and storytelling.


If available, please bring your own sound recording equipment, microphones and headphones, as well as film-capable cameras. Film material for the practice film will be provided. If you have already shot your own footage, you can alternatively bring it with you. Headphones are required; We will work with rented Mac equipment. Further technical details will be provided when registering for the workshop.


Fotografie Forum Frankfurt

Braubachstraße 30–32

60311 Frankfurt.

Duration: 2,5 days

The demand for videos and multimedia narrative forms on the Internet continues to grow unabated. But just as a scalpel alone does not constitute a surgeon, a photo camera with a film function does not make a filmmaker or multimedia producer. New narrative possibilities only open up if the various media and their respective strengths are used in a targeted manner. In this workshop you will get to know different cinematic narrative formats, the basics of film production with photo cameras, which additional technical equipment makes sense, the safe handling of sound, and video editing with Final Cut Pro X. Above all, however, you will learn to tell stories on film, conduct interviews that come close to their protagonists and develop an exciting dramaturgy for your story.

Uwe H. Martin is a freelance photographer, filmmaker, slow journalist and multimedia producer at the Bombay Flying Club, a storytelling agency. Together with his partner Frauke Huber, he has been documenting the social and ecological consequences of agriculture worldwide since 2007. Their work is regularly published in Geo, Spiegel and the Süddeutscher Zeitung, as well as in web documentaries and interactive apps, and exhibited internationally as multi-channel installations. Uwe H. Martin is co-founder of the international art and research project World Of Matter and of Riff-Reporter, a collaborative publication platform for independent journalism. For his work he has been awarded the German Short Film Prize, the German Reporter Prize, the Greenpeace Award and the Development Media Award. Uwe is a revered lecturer and mentor for photography, film, multimedia and transmedia storytelling within Europe, but also in Colombia, Nepal, the USA and Morocco.

Uwe H. Martin (Website) 

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