IV International Audiovisual Workshop
From 3 to 15July 2022
Director: Hisao Suzuki and Júlia de Balle
Teaching team: Júlia de Balle, Alba Domènech
Duration: 13 days
Teaching load: 65 hours
Open Program load: 12 hours
Level: Beginners / Advanced
Language: Spanish / English
Place: Barberí Space, Olot, Girona. Spain.
The aim is to expand the knowledge of the audiovisual language, both at a theoretical and practical level, in the representation, capture and explanation of space and architecture. To do this, we will start from an approach to RCR Arquitectes’ work, we will continue to share with Hisao Suzuki his way of approaching photography and of considering the composition, and then we will delve into the rest of aspects that are part of the audiovisual expression: narration, rhythm, sonority, …
This workshop is designed for all those who want to have the ability to explain their own work, or that of another, through the creation of videos with a vocation to communicate, and also adaptable to new digital formats and trends in social networks.
Campus. Lectures on the camera and photography, silence and light, the work of the architectural photographer, the workflow with Photoshop and Lightroom, the monitor, printing on paper, editing and publication. You will study the bases of audiovisual language, audiovisual formats, storytelling, montage, sound and music and the work workflow with Premiere Pro. There will be joint visits to the work of RCR Arquitectes in the surrounding area.
Creative Workshop. Each participant, in groups of 2-3 people, will create an audiovisual, or set of audiovisual pieces, around the La Vila project, putting into practice the knowledge learned.
Reviews. Corrections with Hisao Suzuki, Júlia de Balle and the teaching team and reviews with RCR Arquitectes.
Excursions to RCR’s works. Guided visits to RCR’s public works in Olot to analyse the key aspects of the projects for presential participants. Online participants will have access to audiovisuals with explanations by the architects themselves. These videos will also be accessible to presential participants as additional documentation.
Open Program. A selection of video creations precedes the thematic cycle of conferences.
Computer Skills and Technical Requirements
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Premiere Pro.
Camera and tripod (recommended).
Computer with a recommended minimum screen resolution of 1440px.
Suitable Internet connection is for accessing the e-learning platform and downloading and uploading content. Up-to-date browser.
Exercise: The Communication of RCR La Vila
We explore the territory of RCR La Vila in the Vall de Bianya to transmit with images the essence of the project of a shared creativity centre in a place where nature and architecture are sources of inspiration. Creativity is a primordial value in a changing world. The research centre seeks to transform people’s perception awareness and engender new relationships and behaviours because dreams are possible.
Exercise directed by Júlia de Balle with the tutor Alba DomènechAlba Domènech.
Sketch: The Dream of La Vila, Series 1, June 2021. Gouache with ink and pencil on Canson Imagine paper 200 g/m². 23×32.5 cm. 21-203_E02
Places available: 24 presential places.
Profile: The course is aimed at people over 18 from any creative discipline or origin.
Registration: It is necessary to fill in the form at Registration.
Registration fee: 50 euros (non-refundable).
Admission process: All those registered will take part.
Admission criteria: Assessment of CV portfolio.
Tuition fee: 550 euros.
Inclusions: The tuition fee includes the costs of the workshop program. The participant assumes the expenses related to travel, maintenance, and accommodation.
Method of payment: Through the Stripe platform.
Certificates of participation: Certificates issued by RCR.
Admission Process by Open Call
Thursday, December 22, 2022. Start of registrations.
Friday, April 14, 2023. Registration deadline.
Friday, April 21, 2023. Communication of admissions and denials.
Friday, April 28, 2023. Deadline for payment of tuition fees.
Friday, May 12, 2023. Extended deadline for payment of tuition fees.
Friday, May 19, 2023. Cancellation deadline.
IV International Audiovisual Workshop
Monday, July 3, 2023: Start of the workshop
Saturday, July 8, 2023: Excursion to RCR’s public works in Olot
Friday, July 14, 2023: Closure of the workshop
Saturday, July 15, 2023: Excursion to the new Perelada winery
Director of Nature Urban Architecture Art (nuaa)
Director of the International Photography Workshop
Hisao Suzuki (Yamagata, Japan, 1957) graduated from the Tokyo School of Photography in 1979. Fascinated by the architecture of Antoni Gaudí, he arrived in Barcelona in 1982 and settled there. In 1986 he began to collaborate with the magazine El Croquis. He became its main photographer, thus contributing to the publication’s recognition as the most prestigious international medium for disseminating contemporary architecture. His photographs appear in numerous books and other global architecture and design magazines.
Director of the International Audiovisual Workshop
Tutor of the International Photography Workshop
Júlia de Balle (Barcelona, Spain, 1986) holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona (2009). After finishing her studies in Berlin, she joined the RCR Arquitectes team as a communication coordinator and audiovisual creative. She has directed two documentaries and currently combines work for external clients as a producer and editor of her projects.
Tutor of the International Audiovisual Workshop
Alba Domènech (Banyoles, 1987) holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona (2009), with a postgraduate degree in Innovation in Audiovisual Content Creation from the UOC (2012). She has directed the communication of the NGO aecc-Catalunya contra el Càncer. She currently combines her audiovisual work with teaching at the School of Art and Design (EASD) in Olot.