One week of introductions, two weeks of Shooting Games, and now we're finally at the real thing, the courses. We started prioritizing the different courses last week, these first two weeks I was able to choose between camera and lighting, documentary, acting and sound, I gave documentary the highest priority and that's also what I got. I'm able to choose one more course of the four I just mentioned, and I'm going for camera and lighting, because acting and sound don't really appeal to me.
Anyway, I had my three first hours of documentary lessons today, we talked about each other (we're 10 in the class) and tried to find some interesting stories. As I've understood it we're going to make small documentary-like clips, screen them in the small cinema and then talk about them. Our teacher, British documentary maker John Burgan, is very good, he's made a lot of documentaries and he's got a lot of interesting things to say.
Monday evening is also Doc Club, which means John screens a documentary in Big Bear, tonight we're going to watch Cinemania, which is about a group of movie freaks who watch at least five movies every day; they don't have any jobs, they just watch movies.
As you can see on the EFC-section of this site I've been watching a lot of movies, so far I think it's 1,3 movies every day, in average, and that's mostly what we do when we have spare time, and it's great! There are so many movies I've wanted to watch and now I'm at a school with 109 students who's got the same desire. It's also something completely different to watch movies with someone else, and especially when they're also interested in movies. For example, this weekend we had a multi-cultural film festival here called Salaam.dk, we watched two documentaries and a feature film about refugees, all made by Michael Winterbottom, and there was a lot of discussions afterwards.