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Globo Verde Dominicano Lab: Free Workshop from March 13 to 17 in Santo Domingo

February 23, 2017

Santo Domingo – The Dominican Environmental Film Festival and Globo Verde Dominicano Award are organizing a free film workshop from March 13 to 17, to be held at Funglode{s headquarters, with the title: “From Idea to Screen: How to Make Environmental Documentaries.” The instructor, director of documentaries and professor, Gabriel will work personally with each participant to help them develop their short film ideas, design main characters, write the script, choose a technical team and plan and prepare content. The projects will be sent to the Globo Verde Dominicano competition.

The 5-day workshop offers students both a theoretical and a practical approach, and the possibility of interacting with the instructor personally to clarify doubts and answer specific questions. It is designed for people with professional experience as well as amateurs, and for people who want to perfect themselves in a specific area: documentaries.

Gabriel Romero, filmmaker and professor in the United State, with great experience on the production of documentaries will provide participants with the tools to develop an environmental documentary and introduce them to the world of documentary film production. Romero, who has more than 25 years of experience has collaborated with DREFF on other occasions, in fact he taught the workshop “DSLR Technology: Making films with social impact on a low budget” during the fifth edition of the festival in 2015, and has been juror for past editions of Globo Verde Dominicano Award.

It represents a huge opportunity for the participants to be able to get good advice and tips on how to create a script, as well as production and post-production techniques.

Participants will receive personalized tutoring for their own projects, as part of the workshop. 

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Documentary director and Professor, Gabriel Romero has over 15 years of visual communications experience with an emphasis in photography and film. He has a David Lynch MA in film from Maharishi University of Management, where he has spent the last eight years teaching media and communication courses. He is director and producer of The Broken Cycle, a 30-minute documentary film that illustrates healthy soil as a fundamental element of life on earth, and the vital role that it plays in global climate change, as seen through the eyes of family farmers, scientists and environmental activists. He is also the cinematographer for The Last Man Standing. Gabriel has a big passion for filmmaking and a great love for sustainability and he strives to live and work with conscientious choices that create balance in his every day environment.

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