Film Jam event, which was organized for the second time by Bahçeşehir University School of Communication Department of Film and Television, aiming to convey the first short film shooting experience to high school prospective students; the 48-hour production process ended with 6 hours of training and finally short films produced by the teams of filmmakers.
Film Jam, which was held for the second time, started in our faculty, in order to meet with the candidate students of the Film and Television Department and give them their first experience of cinema production. The event, which started with the opening speech of Prof. Nila Ulusoy, Head of Film and TV Department, will continue with accelerated short film production trainings that our students will receive on the first day.
Our candidate students was able to produce their very own first short films through two-day workshops, which started with Dr. Tuna Tetik's Storytelling in Filmmaking and Dr. Erkan Büker's B Movie Production courses. Our candidate students, who received fundamental training in shooting, editing and narrative for two days, will both take their first step into the world of cinema and television and leave our university by shooting their first films in 48 hours at the fantastic themed Film Jam.
The workshop, which ended with Prof. Kaya Özkaracalar's courses on Fantasy and Cinema and Dr. Tolga Hepdinçler's Digital Camera Operations, will continue with our workshop named Director's Workshop, where Can Evrenol, whom we know from movies such as Baskın, Peri and Housewife, was our guest. Director Can Evrenol, whom we know with films such as The Protector, Baskın, Peri, and Housewife, was the guest of the masterclass in #FilmJam2022's session moderated by Prof. Nilay Ulusoy. Can Evrenol, who conveyed his thoughts about how each project he created was his dream, also gave clues about how a dream can become alive when people believe in their own ideas. Explaining to our students that they should not be afraid of being experimental and that they should try to break the stereotypes, Evrenol stated that everyone who deals with cinema should not be afraid of being intellectual in many different disciplines and then not being different.
On the second day of Film Jam, our candidate students, who started to write the screenplay by dividing into groups, shot and edited the fantastic themed Film Jam under the mentorship of the undergraduate students of the Film and TV Department. After preparing the equipment and turning the scenarios into movies, the teams put their creative ideas into practice after determining the location.
Two days full of effort, pleasure and productivity were completed by watching the films of the groups together with our Cinema and TV Department candidate students who did great work in the fantastic themed Film Jam in 48 hours. We left behind another Film Jam, accompanied by our department chair and department teachers, who congratulated each team and conveyed their participation certificates.