ACTIVITIES

SEMINARS

1) ADVERTISEMENT SEMINARS

In Z-1 Film Studio, some seminars were done by important persons of the advertisement sector, for people who are interested in most dynamic sector of the age and want to develop themselves about this subject, in the following titles.

Ethic and Principles of Advertisement Practice

Relations with Client and Advertisement Directing

Creativeness for Communication

Advertisement Writing

Advertisement Graphic

Advertisement Production a) Publishing b) Film

Media Planning

Public Relations

Advertisement seminars were done between 6 May and 17 June in 1998.

SEMINAR STAFF

Faruk KAPTAN / Advertising and Advertisement Agency Organisation

Muhsin KIZILKAYA / Advertisement Writing and Ethics

Melih NEDİMOĞLU / Relations with Advertisement Client and Advertisement Directing

Özkan TANER / Client

Feridun HÜREL / Creativeness for Communication

Deniz MUKAN / Campaign Directing

Saime AKÇURA / Advertisement Production (Film)

Sinan ÇETİN / Advertisement Film

Hakkı MISIRLIOĞLU / Advertisement Graphic

Serdar ERENER, Ersin SALMAN / 35 Years in Communication Sector

Oğuzhan AKAY / Advertisement Writing

Hakan AKÇURA / Advertisement Production (Publishing)

Erhan TOPRAKKIRAN / Media Planning

Haluk MESÇİ, Sinan ÜNAL, Nükhet VARDAR, Nedim GÖKNİL / Public Relations

Beysun GÖKÇİN / Advertisement Photography

 

2) PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINARS

In 1998, Photography seminars were done under the titles of “General Photography”, “Cameras”, “Light” and “Camera Obscura”.

 

WORKSHOPS

It is absolute that, an artist under pressure who is in any branch of art will disappear in traps of continuing him/herself and monotony.

We believe that a person must renew him/herself in every fields of life. In our studying field, we organized these workshops in order to observe developments, new tendencies and different mentalities in the world.

Z-1 Film Studio started workshop studies on 23 April 1998. Workshops continued during the year.

Workshops consisted of four main parts. These were that screenplay which is the most important subject of Turkish Cinema, dialogue writing, acting and cinematography.

 

1) ACTING WORKSHOPS

Actors / Actresses such as Halil Ergün, Nurseli İdiz, Meltem Cumbul, Nilüfer Açıkalın, who have played in significant productions and continue their careers successfully, together with new actors / actresses  such as Yeşim Salkım, Kerem Alışık and other famous names, have participated in ACTING workshops that commenced on May – July 1998, in order to renew themselves and to monitor the recent developments around the world.

In fact, the participations of our famous actor / actresses in these kind of performances are quite rare situations for us whereas it is known that worldwide stars such as Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster and many others famous actors / actresses are known to participate in such workshops.

Ergün, İdiz, Cumbul, Açıkalın, Salkım and Alışık have brought the developments around the world to our country, thus bringing a new dimension to the understanding of acting in our country. It is important to note that if acting does not feed itself consistently, it will continue to repeat itself over and over, losing originality.

The Acting workshops continued for 8 weeks, 6 hours each 12 times a week. Amateur performers also showed interest in the workshops, alongside professional actors / actresses.

Work under the titles Drama, Acting, Body Language, Movement, Performance Art, Speech, Aesthetics and Cinema Performance, was carried out in the Küçük Sahne Sadri Alışık Theatre complex.

ACADEMIC STAFF

*Thomas RHYS (Acting)

GOLDSMITHS UNIVERSITY of LONDON MA DIRECTING for THEATRE

HULL UNIVERSITY BA HONS DRAMA

Member of the DIRECTORS GUILD of GREAT BRITAIN

 

*Yeşim ÖZSOY (Performance Art)

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EVANSTON IL

SARAH LAWRANCE COLLEGE NEW YORK

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CRITISIZM of MODERN THEATRE

 

*Nejat BİRECİK (Body Language)

*Afşar TİMUÇİN (Aesthetics)

* Yavuz ÖZKAN (Acting in Cinema)

Thomas Rhys, who was brought here from England for the workshops, studied at Hull University B.A. Hons Drama and Goldsmith University of London MA. Directing for Theatre. He is a member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain. He has directed several plays in many countries and carried out workshop studies and work. He has been given various awards in Scotland, Austria and England.

Performance Art was given by Yeşim Özsoy. After completing sociology at Boğaziçi University, she completed a master degree in Performance Art at Northwestern University Evanston IL, USA. Afterwards she received introduction to acting lessons at Columbia University Criticisizm of Modern Theatre, Cornell University Ithaca, Acting and Directing lessons at Sarah Lawrence College New York, USA. In addition, Nejat Birecik gave lessons on Drama, Ayda Aksel on Speech, Pronunciation and Articulation, Afşar Timuçin on Aesthetics and Yavuz Özkan on Cinema Acting.

 

2) SCREENPLAY / DIALOGUE WORKSHOPS

In 1998, we have commenced work on Dialogue Writing which is not found in Turkish Cinema and also Screen Writing, which is one of Turkish Cinema’s most important problems.

ACADEMIC STAFF

Yvette BIRO / NEW YORK UNIVERSITY TISCH SCHOOL of ART

Lazslo ORSOS / HUNGARIAN ACADEMY of DRAMA, FILM and TV

Barış Pirhasan

Işıl Özgentürk

Yavuz Özkan

 

3) CINEMATOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

In 1998, we gave lessons on Bases of Cinema, Filming Measures, Camera Movements, Filming Techniques and Camera and Lighting Matters.

ACADEMIC STAFF

Tibor KLÖPFLER / Hungarian Academy of Drama, Film and TV

Atıf YILMAZ

Seçkin YASAR

Yavuz ÖZKAN

 

SATURDAY CONVERSATIONS

(1995 – 1998)

1. Spanish Internal War and the Art

2. The History of Rock

3. Violent in Daily Life and Art

4. Turkish and World Cinema History

5. Post-modernism

6. Advertisements and Our Life

7. ‘Second New’ in Turkish Poem

 

8. Commune of Paris and the Art

9. Surrealism

10. Modernism in Art

11. Fantastic Cinema and Science Fiction

12. Popular Culture and the Media

13. Orientalism

14. State-Mafia-Art

 

15. Alternative Paper

16. Cartoon Movie

17. Woman in the Cinema

18. The Last Letters

19. Bach