Jeppe Hovmann, hojskole-teacher and film photographer, comes by with a “deadcat “. The furry thing dangling from his hand is meant to protect a microphone when recording out in the open.
- That’s what professionals call it, he laughs.
- This subject is about, how to tell stories in films. But first you have to learn how to switch on the camera, so to speak. I mean, you need to know the basic technique, before you can start telling stories.
- This is not a technical film school but a story telling school.Students have 12 weekly lessons on this “main-line”. They also have the opportunity to follow courses in film-history and in film and TV-analysis.
- You have to learn to switch on the camera before you can use it to tell stories, says Jeppe Hovmann.
Student at the Film & TV-line Mikael Brink Frederiksen adds:
- We learn to make movies. Recording-technique. It’s learning by doing with Jeppe giving us comments on what we made. He gives us little tasks - dogmas you may call it - for example to make a short film without dialogue, cleansound only and some other elements. It’s fun to have such dogmas to limit your work. What we are doing now is free-film – the only rule is that everyone on the team
should have a certain task.
Dogmas can be motivating according to Mikael Brink Frederiksen.
The current team at the Film & TV-production line started along with other lines at Odder Hojskole in mid-august. At Odder Hojskole they call each line a “school”. Some students have 16 others 20 weeks to develop their talents in the world of film and television before the term ends in December.