Rock & Roll Rosario
Explore the argentinian rock scene and create a music video under the tutelage of an award winning international cinematographer/photographer.
January 3, 2020 - January 17, 2020
Levels: Basic/ Intermediate
Workshop Fee: $1,500 (double occupancy)
Class Size: 10
The filmmaking workshops are designed to train and form visual storytellers. It encourages participants to develop ideas and explore ways to construct stories in narrative and documentary filmmaking. We also provide a strong technical workshop component that prepares the individual to choose and utilize the digital film workflow in order to bring their visions to life.
Our first destination is Rosario, the third largest city in Argentina and the largest city in Santa Fe province. It is located at the Paraná river, known for its rich architectonic heritage and beautiful riverside scenery, and offers a vibrant cultural and night life. Rosario is also the birthplace of revolutionary icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara, football luminary Lionel Messi and legendary saxophonist Leandro “Gato” Barbieri. Argentina is also known for producing some of the best musicians and rock bands worldwide. Some Argentinian bands such as Soda Stereo and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs have defined the contemporary sound and style of Latin Rock.
It is against this cultural and musical backdrop that we have designed our first thematic workshop. Students will produce, shoot and edit two complete music videos in collaboration with one of the most relevant local Rock bands, Vicio. The process will allow the students to actively learn and practice all aspects of the film production process. We will begin our 15-day experience by studying all the relevant technical elements of digital filmmaking. The students will then have the opportunity to actively engage in location scouting, concept development, working with a production designer, logistics, lighting and editing. Finally, we will combine our creative/learning experience with an exploration of the city’s most vibrant music scene. This will include music venues such as Beatmemo Pub and Rock&Feller’s (Agentina’s version of Hard Rock Café), where the participants will have the opportunity to engage socially with artists, musicians and other local professionals. We believe this cultural experience will have life-changing effects and will prepare students for a challenging and exiting professional future.
Our first week is about the pre-production process. It will also be the time for students to learn and/or refresh their technical knowledge of digital filmmaking. Participants will get to know this vibrant city, meet the band members and get familiar with their personalities and music. Location scouting will be one of the most important aspects of this experience, as it will provide participants the opportunity to get to know the city of Rosario intimately. Once the overall story, mood and location of each video is chosen, students will have the chance to work closely with a production designer to give their work a particular visual flair.
During the production and post-production phase of our experience, we will work closely with a rental house and coordinator. Participants will follow a production schedule of each of their shoots and complete principal photography on time. Finally, each production team will edit a final version of their music videos to be showcased at a local music venue.
The ultimate goal of this film workshop is to engage in every aspects of production so as to become a complete filmmaker. Participants should have at least some previous experience in either camera or editing. The workshop is well suited for the still photographer who wants to experience the totality of the filmmaking process.
We will stay at the charming RealRos hostel, strategically located on Avenida Pellegrini, one of the main arteries of the city, some of the most important gastronomic corridor of Rosario, and access to many of its best attractions. We will have shared rooms for two with twin beds. Welcome and closing dinners are included in the workshop as well as a continental breakfast each morning at the hostel. Lunch and daily dinners are also included during the workshop. Our talented and experienced local coordinator, Carolina Chaves, will be available to help us with all aspects of logistics. Flights to Rosario are the student’s responsibility. However, local transportation during the workshops and pick-ups at the airport will be provided. Flights from major hubs in the USA can be found for as little as a six hundred U.S. dollars when purchased in advance.
Although, most lighting and some video equipment will be available, students are required to bring their own cameras and laptops to work on. A Canon full frame or cropped sensor HDSLR will be the ideal tool. We also encourage students to bring a set of good lenses and a tripod. The iPhone can also be integrated into the production workflow. Editing on Apple computers using Adobe Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro is advised. Students should bring an SSD Hard Drive with a minimum of 250 Gigabytes of free space. Larry Gonzalez will be available to assist students in equipping themselves for the trip.
Reservations and Payments
A deposit of $ 750.00 per person is required to confirm your reservation for the Rock & Roll Rosario workshop. Final payment in full is due by mid may 15, 2019. Guided Vision Workshops, LLC, reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by the stated due date.
All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark. If you cancel 30 days or more prior to departure, a refund less an administration fee of $350.00 and less any payments made to, hostels and sub-contractors will be issued. No refunds are issued if you cancel within 30 days prior to departure. For payments not refunded consult your insurance carrier. Refunds cannot be made to participants who do not complete the workshop for any reason at all.
Basis of Rates
All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars; all payments must be made in U.S. dollars.
Trip Cancellation and Baggage insurance protection and Emergency Medical Evacuation, Accident and Sickness Insurance Protection are strongly recommended. Camera equipment, computers and baggage are carried entirely at the owner’s risk, and we accept no responsibility for lost, damaged or delayed property. Suggested travel insurance companies are CSA www.csatravelprotection.com and AIG www.travelguard.com, Allianz travel insurance www.allianztravelinsurance.com and for medical/air evacuation the air rescue card.
The itinerary for your workshop is subject to change without prior notification.
Passports and Visas
A valid passport is required for all travels. Non-U.S. citizens are required to contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements pertaining to their trip. Participants are responsible for obtaining their passports and visas. Your passport must have an expiration date of at least 6 months upon completion of this trip.
All participants must be in good health. You must advise Larry Gonzalez of any health condition, physical condition, or emotional or mental condition that may require special attention or that may adversely impact the other participants in your workshop. All students are required to complete a “Waiver of Liability” form and submit it at the time of registration. This document may be found on the course description page.
Every participant is required to sign Maine Media’s Waiver of Liability before departure for their workshop. Click here to download.
Responsibility & Photography
To ensure a safe experience, you are required to obey local customs and be considerate when photographing people or sensitive locations. The faculty member for your workshop has the right to expel any person from the workshop for behavior that is in violation of the law; that is disruptive; or that compromises the group’s safety or enjoyment. No refunds will be made to any person expelled from a workshop. Guided Vision Workshops shall have no obligation to pay any costs incurred by a person as a result of that person being expelled from a workshop.
Building a Complete Production Package:
Larry will be available for advice on building an equipment package before the trip.
Minimum Equipment Considerations:
• A Macbook with Adobe Premiere Pro
• A canon 60D HDSLR or iphone 6 plus or more recent model
• Batteries and charger for camera
• Recording Media: SD, CF or tape
• Portable Hard Drive: SSD or 7200rpm
• A video tripod