During our weekend excursion to Western Denmark, the roadtrip took a pit stop at Brandts, a large art museum in Odense. After touring the installations (see John’s post), we enjoyed a three-hour workshop with Lise Kapper, the Brandt’s media and photography workshop coordinator. The group drew inspiration from the Dogme 95 school, a small collective of Danish filmmakers strongly devoted to low budgets and aesthetic rules. With their working philosophy and our cameras, we undertook a short photo-montage exercise.
We had ninety minutes to shoot five images that documented a motif from different perspectives. In groups of three, we conceived the project, shot images, and tuned up in photoshop before editing and exporting for a final presentation. Each team took surprisingly different approaches, some emphasizing thematic restrictions, others stressing graphic and formal restraints. Whether you’re a photographer or filmmaker, we learned the value of producing a work within strict time limitations. A group critique rounded out the afternoon, giving CAMSers another opportunity to share work with industry professionals.
- Josiah Burns