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About the project

In late June, 2019, young film professionals and film school students are welcome to gather at the Lithuania’s seaside area Neringa. For the twenty-first time Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre invites to attend an intensive two-week workshop Summer Media Studio (SMS). Here the discussion on acting, it’s possibilities in various film genres will be developed and short films will be produced. The workshop will begin on the 23rd of June and will last until 5th of July.

Actor in film

SMS focuses on the most essential and relevant subjects of films, searching for new important topics, which would explore theoretical and practical knowledge of young Audiovisual arts students in the field of the professional cinematography. It is an intensive two-week workshop, which includes theoretical part with lectures given by experienced lecturers and a practical part: filming in international crews.

The 21st edition of „Summer Media Studio“ workshop will focus on the Actor in Film. The participants will will focus on director-actor collaboration on film set, the influence which actor’s presence is able to make on set, analyze different techniques of teamwork. 40 participants from all over the world will be invited to participate in a series of lectures, individual consultations, pitch their ideas for a short film, shoot, edit and present their works. The workshop will be lead by the industry proffesionals – actor Zachary Spicer (US) director, scriptwriter Jonathan Tammusz (UK) and director Marija Kavtaradzė (LT)

Through combination of lectures, screenings and film shooting participants will learn to work in international teams in order to make their own short films on the cultural heritage of Klaipėda region. With the assistance of industry professionals and lecturers 5 international shooting crews will accomplish 6 short films

When and Where?

Summer Media Studio 2019 will take a place from the 23rd of June to 5th of July, 2019 in Preila, (Neringa), Lithuania.

Neringa with its UNESCO-inscribed scenery is the elite seaside resort of Lithuania. It is an exceptional place of recreation with unique nature and specific culture, which inspired and continues to inspire artists throughout  the world. It spans a narrow peninsula called the Curonian Spit, merely 2 kilometers wide and 98 kilometers long, with half of that length in Lithuania.

SMS participants will shoot their short films in Neringa and Klaipėda regions.

 

 

Schedule

June 23, Sunday

13:00  Departure from Vilnius to Neringa

17:00  Arrival to the SMS destination

18:00  Opening ceremony: celebration of St. John’s day

21:00  Film screening

June 24, Monday

9:00  Breakfast

10:00  Lecture by Marija Kavtaradzė (LT)

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Pitching session; Forming film crews

17:00  Script consultations with tutors & Casting

19:00  Dinner

20:00  Film Screening

June 25, Tuesday

9:00  Breakfast

10:00  Lecture by Zachary Sciper (US)

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Lecture by Johnatan Tammuz (UK)

17:00  Script consultations with tutors & Casting

19:00  Dinner

20:00  Film Screening

June 26, Wednesday

9:00  Breakfast

10:00  Lecture by Aldona Vilutytė (LT)

13:00  Lunch

14:00  DOP meeting

14:00  Script consultations with tutors & Location scouting

19:00  Dinner

20:00  Film Screening

June 27, Thursday - June 29, Saturday

9:00  Breakfast

10:00  Film shooting

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Film shooting

19:00  Dinner

20:00  Film Screening

June 30, Sunday - July 1, Monday

9:00  Breakfast

10:00  Film editing

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Consultations with tutors Script re-developing

14:00  Sound postproduction

19:00  Dinner

20:00  Film Screening

July 2, Tuesdasy - July 3, Wednesday

9:00  Breakfast

10:00  Postproduction

13:00  Lunch

14:00  Postproduction

14:00  Consultations with tutors

19:00  Dinner

20:00  Film Screening

July 4, Thursday

9:00  Breakfast

12:00  Film delivery deadline

13:00  Lunch

20:00  Film delivery deadline

21:00  Award ceremony

22:00  Closing ceremony

July 5, Friday

9:00  Breakfast

11:00  Leaving to Vilnius. Departures from Vilnius

History

  • 2017 – SOUND IN FILM
  • 2016 – INTERACTIVE DANCE IN FILM
  • 2015 – FILM EDITING PHILOSOPHY
  • 2014 – PRODUCER IN FILM
  • 2013 – DANCE IN FILM
  • 2012 – MUSIC & SOUND IN FILM
  • 2011 – EDITING: A BIRTH OF A FILM
  • 2010 – ACTOR IN THE CINEMA
  • 2009 – VILNIUS: ALIVE DOCUMENTARIES FOR PROFESSIONAL SCREENING
  • 2008 – CAMERA TELLS THE CINEMATIC STORY
  • 2007 – MASTERING THE DIALOGUE WRITING
  • 2006 – SEARCHING FOR DOCUMENTARY SCRIPT
  • 2005 – SERVE YOUR FILM (FOR PRODUCERS)
  • 2004 – FROM ORIGINAL IDEA TO A NEW CINEMATIC
  • 2003 – SOUND VISION IN FILM
  • 2002 – SUMMER VIDEO STUDIO
  • 2001 – SUMMER VIDEO STUDIO