*‘Digital Cinema Production’ Registration LINKS*

Aug. 9-30, 2021 • All workshops will be from 1-4 p.m. Atlantic Time

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Workshops will be streamed to enable participants to return to a workshop as often as they like, eliminating concerns about keeping track of technical details as the workshop progresses.

Worried you can’t attend a particular workshop in real time? Don’t fret! You will have access to the videos after the session is complete — but you still need to register for each film workshop. You’ll be glad you did!

Monday, Aug. 9 • CineWorlding Film Workshop – Day 1 (Production)

Register here for the Aug. 9 workshop!


There is no expectation of participants having a background in digital cinema production, so the workshop will begin with the basics and progress through a variety of camera options (including your mobile digital device), lens choices, lighting tips and techniques, microphone choices, and audio recording methods. Instead of a lecture-style approach, the workshop will progress through situations that provide real-world problem-solving in various filming situations for a range of cinematic styles currently used by cine-ethnomusicologists (nonfiction, fiction, experimental).

Monday, Aug. 16 • CineWorlding Film Workshop – Day 2 (Postproduction I:  Editing)

Register here for the Aug. 16 workshop!


One of the most important, yet under-theorized, aspects of cinema-thinking is the editing process. This workshop will introduce DaVinci Resolve (a free download link will be supplied) and provide an introduction to the techniques of editing grounded in the double outcomes unique to cine-ethnomusicologists:  a) How do editing techniques communicate research outcomes to an audience? and b) How can the cine-ethnomusicology filmmaking process be reported on in written publications?

Monday, Aug. 23 • CineWorlding Film Workshop – Day 3 (Postproduction II:  Mastering, Colouring, Exporting)

Register here for the Aug. 23 workshop!


Once the film is edited, there is one more step before it can be delivered to the world. The second post-production workshop will focus on mastering both the audio and visual content, introducing participants to the basics of colour grading, audio mixing, and exporting. As in the previous workshop, this session will seek to expand ‘cinematic thinking’ into audiovision, paying attention to the ways that the audiovisual percept stimulates the affect of the first audience — i.e. you. Techniques for documenting methods will be considered. The workshop will conclude with instructions on where and how to upload your finished film to the CineWorlding Vimeo account.

Monday, Aug. 30 • CineWorlding Film Workshop – Day 4 (Masterclass)

Register here for the Aug. 30 workshop!


The MasterClass is an opportunity to get a response to your film. An important aspect of shared ethnomusicology, the MasterClass will consider the ways that this kind of sharing helps to produce a feedback loop into your editing and mastering workflow. In professional work of cine-ethnomusicology, this process can take weeks or even months, generating important observations for both the cine-ethnomusicologist and the community you are working with. Once this process is complete, you are ready to share your film with the world.

Sept. Long Weekend [To be announced] • CineWorlding Film Workshop – Day 5 (CineWorlding Film Festival)


Communities and funders are increasingly interested in knowledge mobilization strategies that are more inclusive than professional publications, and the world of film festivals is one possibility. To simulate this experience, we will host the CineWorlding Film Festival, a virtual festival that will allow those interested to screen their short work to an international audience.