The Hinterlands. Photo film Workshop

The Hinterlands is five day all inclusive residential workshop designed to give you the skills to produce photofilms to a professional standard and to re-energise your still photographic practices. It will be an inspiring, fun and challenging workshop that gives something back to the local community.

The workshop is delivered by duckrabbit’s Benjamin Chesterton and David White and organised by Rebecca Harley and Mike Lusmore. It will run from 20th-25th May 2011 and is set in the heart of the mid-Devon countryside in the UK, where you will sleep underneath the stars in beautiful Mongolian Yurts and devour delicious home cooked food provided by an on site cook.

Each group will work on a story researched and organised by The Hinterlands team. These will be drawn from the local community and will include commercial subjects, as well as human interest features to cover a broad range of skills. If you have a story in the local area you would like to pitch to the team, please get in touch. The workshop is capped at fifteen people with a maximum of three people per group.

The workshop is  and is suitable for accomplished photographers and duckrabbit’s methodology is entirely participatory focusing on the complete chain of production, from identifying a suitable story to planning the steps needed to gather the audio and pictures, as well as the final completion of the project. It will cover practical and technical aspects of recording and editing in the context of telling powerful stories. To get the most out of the training it will be helpful if you have basic knowledge of audio editing using Adobe Audition (free trial download) and production software such as Soundslides (free trial download) or imovie.

Evenings will involve a group dinner followed by talks and discussions with inspiring people. Topics will include traditional and non-traditional funding for projects, working in partnership with organizations and how to make money from photofilms. At the end of the night this will be followed by a campfire and drinks under the stars or in the big barn. The Hinterlands will end with a photofilm night open to members of the local community with a closing night barbeque, local cider and a campfire.

This is a unique opportunity to not only learn new skills but to take part in a photographic retreat and breathe new life into your storytelling. It is a chance to share your knowledge with other participants and embark on an energizing adventure!

A deposit of £300 is needed to reserve a place. Do this early to avoid disappointment as the workshop is capped at 15 places. For more information please visit


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