Speakers

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Monday 12/12/2016

 Capturing tourism “Hero Shots" in a competitive marketing environment 5:30 - 6:30
Speaker: David Kirkland


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Style in Photography7:00 - 8:00
Speaker: Michael Freeman


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  Cinema and novel,  relationship, identity and current8:00 - 9:00
Speaker: Tariq Al Khawaji

"Film writer and criticizer,  Wrote is various newspapers such as Middle East, El Watan, Economic and Riyadh and also some magazines.  

I have published a book "Castle of anime:  the storming experience" in 2012.   

I have presented several lectures in the cultural clubs, cultural and arts associations and book fairs about novels, cinema and history of arts."

About Workshop:

Novel and cinema.  

Reading criteria.

Conflict about the origin and the branch.

Advanced and late models. 

The novel film. 

Conclusion

 Humanitarian Journalism Photography9:00 - 10:00
Speaker: Abdullah AlNuhait
Photographer and journalist at “Sabq” electronic newspaper specialized in  security and humanitarian photographing and field monitoring

About Workshop
The workshop will be a presentation of the most prominent experiences in Humanitarian Journalism Photography represented in internal and external activities and making of affecting pictures that catch the eyes,  and concentrating on realistic disasters.

Sense of directing is an industry and a skill to reach global levels5:30 - 6:30
Speaker: Al Mohannad Al Kadam

"Saudi director and producer, studied and graduated from Vancouver film School of in Canada. He also has a degree in film production training from South California University in USA.  He received a number of awards in the visual output such as Microsoft International Award, Vancouver School Award and several awards at "The Screen Is Yours" competition.  He had produced and directed several documentary, advertising and drama works in a number of countries such as Canada, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon.  The last was "Almarez" film which is the greatest documentary production about the Two Holy Mosques and also the short film "Basiera" that was presented at Cannes French Festival and Kasha Italian Festival. 

About Workshop

" Director's tasks in pre-production stage. 

 Director's tasks during production. 

 Director's tasks post production. 

Principals should be considered before delivering the work. 

How to win in competitions."

 Winning experience (Dubai Film Festival Award)8:00 - 9:00
Speaker: Hend Al Fahaad
Saudi director of short films, received several local and international awards. Worked as a trainer with MiSK Charity Foundation in the field of filmmaking. She presented a paper about cinema and its relation with novels at King Abdulaziz General Library in Riyadh. She had directed a number of short films "three brides, the kite, rear seat, Basta"

About Workshop
Presenting my experience in the filmmaking industry as a Saudi director and means of facing challenges, importance and effects of this industry.
Tuesday 13/12/2016
The Tourism Experience and difference between travel and tourism
photography
5:30 - 6:30
Speaker: David Kirkland

       Travel Photography in the age of everyone and ten creative path7:00 - 9:00
Speaker: Michael Freeman

Photographing weddings and events9:00 - 10:00
Speaker: Haetham Al Dham

Specialized graphic designer, started in photography as an amateur in 2009 then I was specialized in the field of portrait and promotional photography and campaigns. In the year 2011 I started the idea of capturing photos for weddings in the men's section in a new and different way and I am still doing this up till now.

About Workshop:
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1. * My experience in shooting weddings from the beginning till now. 2. * Challenges. 3. * Required equipment 4. * Presenting a video for back stage of shooting weddings. 5. * Means of selecting pictures. 6. * Means of preparing prices and how to submit final pictures.

Stages of film production 5:30 - 6:30
Speaker: Al Mohannad Al Kadam

"Saudi director and producer, studied and graduated from Vancouver film School of in Canada. He also has a degree in film production training from South California University in USA.  He received a number of awards in the visual output such as Microsoft International Award, Vancouver School Award and several awards at "The Screen Is Yours" competition.  He had produced and directed several documentary, advertising and drama works in a number of countries such as Canada, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Lebanon.  The last was "Almarez" film which is the greatest documentary production about the Two Holy Mosques and also the short film "Basiera" that was presented at Cannes French Festival and Kasha Italian Festival. 

About Workshop

Ideas and development stage. 

 Pre-production stage. 

Production stage. 

 Post production stage. 

Publication and distribution


Documentary industry in Saudi - between reality and future7:00 - 8:00
Speaker: Yousaf Alghannami
television journalist at MBC group and presenter of "Trend Saudi"

About Workshop:

Meeting with a group of documentary filmmakers in Saudi and presenting their experiences.

Discussing reality and challenges. 

Reasons for declining of documentary works in a country that owns culture, heritage and history.  

Requirements, support, professionalism

Means of crafting sound production and its effect on the film 8:00 - 9:00
Speaker: Hashim Al Alawi

During the last few years Hashim Al Alawi had set his own marks in the field of Multimedia Audio Production where he worked on producing and recording audios for several commercials, documentary films and short films. In the year 2008, Hashim Al Alawi started working on one of greatest educational projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain which is a project of the National Action Charter Museum where he had designed the effects and produced the audio comments that allow the visitors to identify the history of the Kingdom of Bahrain through the ages in a simple and enjoyable form. 

About Workshop:
This workshop is a starting point in the field of audio production for movies.  We will identify some principals in that field and the required tools and programs.  This workshop is based on three core themes:  Means of dealing with recorded dialogue, means of inserting music into the film, and basics of sound effects.   The Attendees will have access to modern methods of creating the right atmosphere for the film and learning the basic skills for achieving the best results. ​

(Success Stories)  9:00 - 10:00

Speaker: Yousaf Alghannami 
television journalist at MBC group and presenter of "Trend Saudi"

About Workshop:

Presenting experiences of winners of the film competitions in the previous sessions (Youssef El Ganamy) speakers:  Ahmed El Sofiany, Faisal El Rakdy

Wednesday 14/12/2016
People's lives through smart phones5:30 - 6:30
Speaker: Ahmad Al Qahtani

 Ahmad Al Qahtani is interested in documenting and photographing people's lives and the Saudi street's life through his I-phone.​​

About Workshop

*Techniques of capturing pictures with a smart phone. Seize opportunities to take advantage of shooting in streets. Smart effects to produce a picture with high quality through smart phones. 
Means of documenting cultures and customs of nations through photos (capturing people's lives)

7:00 - 8:00
Speaker: Fahad Al Odah

"A photographer specialized in capturing people's lives. I have a passion for photographing and exploring the world's cultures, thus I travelled by myself to India, wandering in the streets with my camera and my smile only as to live the experience of capturing people's lives in India.  I went back there several times with a group of photographers.  

I have also travelled to other countries for the same purpose as I believe that photographing people's lives is the best documentation for the nations' cultures and various customs and rituals.   

I have my own site where I present my photography works in capturing people's lives in Saudi Arabia and abroad. 

I have also some works for photographing nature and architectural photography, but I find myself in photographing people's lives.   

I was a speaker at Behance Jeddah about the same subject which was an interesting Meeting."​


About Workshop

"I will speak about shooting people's lives and its effect in documenting nations' customs 

and traditions and that photography is currently the best means of documentation.

My experience in photographing people's lives inside and outside Saudi Arabia. 

How does recording people's lives results in changing lives of some people.

 Traveler's Camera During Traveling
8:00 - 9:00
Speaker: Yousef Al Sudais 
A Saudi young man who loves travelling and photographing and has passion to share my experiences and trips around the world with people.  I have made my reputation as one of the influencing youths in the social media and specialized in the field of traveling and capturing photos with the Mobile Camera. I was honored by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as one of the young influencers in social networking sites.   I have cooperated with several tourism bodies in several countries, largest tourism companies, hotels and airlines. Which contributed in practicing and developing my hobbies in traveling photography.

About Workshop:
* Basics of photography. * Differences between shooting with a mobile and a camera. * Advantages and disadvantages of mobile photography. * Methods of shooting reflections by the mobile. * Editing mobile's pictures.

Production of visual context in seconds​ 9:00 - 10:00
Speaker: Saud Al Khamees
Journey of directing in Saudi up to cinema films5:30  - 6:30
Speaker: Sameer Arif

Started his career in the Saudi TV, he is specialized in graphics since 1997 till 2015.  He is one of the founders of Graphics and Development Departments for the Sports and News channels. Then he moved to directing commercials and documentary films and then started directing movies.

About Workshop
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* Introduction about directing, * types of directing (television, drama, cinema), * elements of an art work, director’s tasks, how to be a professional director (academic, and practical experience), * examples of academic directors and directors with international experience, * speaking about some of my film and drama works, their circumstances and obstacles faced some of them. * General discussion with attendees.



 Legal awareness of photography  7:00 - 8:00
Speaker:  legal advice voluntary group​
About Workshop:
The workshop organized by the legal advisory voluntary group aims to increase the legal awareness of the community in general and specifically for photographers and artists concerned with the forum.            The workshop areas: * regulations of shooting in public places, * no offense, utilization of devices with cameras. *Photographers' rights on their artistic works. * Importance of obtaining the required permits. * Various experiences.               The workshop's guests: Lawyer: Faisal El Mashouq, photographer Abdullah El Mehanaa.  The summit is presented by Mohamed El Nakiet 
Production of animation pictures8:00 - 9:00

Speaker:
Malik Nejer

 Bridge program saves time for professional photographer ​ 9:00 - 10:00
Speaker: Ibraheem Al Ttowaiher

* Certified expert from Adobe Co. for Photoshop programs. * He has been working in the field of graphics and photography for around 18 years. * Started training and holding workshops since 2013 and wrote several articles about Photoshop program in the local newspapers in 2003.​

About Workshop:
1, definition of the program. 2. Adjusting working interface. 3. Importing pictures 4. Organizing and arranging pictures 5. Searching tools.​
15/12/2016 Thursday
 Utilization of Plastic Art Heritage in Najdi Architecture5:30 - 6:30
Speaker: Ali Al Rezayzaa 

Means of distributing light for photographing portraits7:00 - 8:00
Speaker: Sager Abdullah Al Hunaishel

Photographer specialized in portraits and products. I present lessons and explanations in both fields.

About Workshop:
* Simplified explanation of utilized light devices.
* Practical application for means and methods of distributing lights.
photographing nature:00 - 9:00
Speaker: Waleed Al Jraesh

A photographer interested in nature.  He is the founder of "Hemah" group specialized in teaching photographing arts on the web.  He received several awards such as "Saudi Alwan Award" in its first version.  He is an Islamic education teacher at Riyadh.
About Workshop:

"What falls under the nature photography. 

Definition of nature photographer. 

 Means of capturing landscape scenes. 

Bage of landscape photographer.

  Places of photographing landscape. 

Times of photographing landscape. 

Techniques of photographing landscape. 

A stand with landscape photographer

Constructing ideas and scenarios 9:00 - 10:00
Speaker: Osamah Saleh
Osamah Saleh is a Saudi filmmaker holding a master's degree in natural arts, animation and television with specialization of directing from Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California.  His graduation film is "NOT This Way" which was written and directed by him.  He received Silver Palm Award in the Saudi Film Festival 2015.
About Workshop
* The story that is worth to be immortalized. * People are the most important story. * You are the narrator and the worst narrators are the Quacks.  
Principals of Production designs5:30 - 6:30

Speaker: Abdulrahman Aboalfaraj

Holding Bachelor of architectural engineering, faculty of environment designs, graduated from King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals 2001. Worked in the field of art directing and production designs in 14 films including commercials, awareness films and competitions. He is a painter and models' maker.

About Workshop:

* Perspective of production designing for films. * Elements of production designing:  Art direction (designs and costumes in films) art makeup. *Explanation of these elements. *Famous Hollywood stars in that field.
Weddings' Photography7:00 - 8:00
Speaker: Hawazen Yousef

Hawazen Yousef is graduated from Information Science Department, Excellent Grade With Second Honor Rank from Umm Al-Qura University. I started practicing photography in mid of 2009. Trainer of photography basis for around 500 trainee. I seek to form an integrated arts group that would be globally acknowledge for its prestigious and purposeful art.

About Workshop:
Basics of weddings' photography. Means of time management. Elements of success in shooting weddings. Workshops
 Photoshop for photographers
8:00 - 10:00
Speaker: Ibraheem Al Ttowaiher

* Certified expert from Adobe Co. for Photoshop programs. * He has been working in the field of graphics and photography for around 18 years. * Started training and holding workshops since 2013 and wrote several articles about Photoshop program in the local newspapers in 2003.​

About Workshop:
1, Difference between JPG and RAW pictures. 2. Editing of pictures, colors, light, bluntness, perspectives, removing undesirable elements.  3. Selection: presenting selection tools, color selection, selection using pen tool. 4. Cutting using holder. 5. Printing. 6. Importing pictures to devices and internet..
Friday 16/12/2016
Photography revolution through smart phones (how to capture and edit a picture by smart phone)
5:30 - 6:30
Speaker: Naja Hela 
Naja Helal is a photographer since 2005.  He lives in Makkah Al Mukarrama and is always present in most of the photographic event in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also a researcher in the field of light and fan of all arts. 

About Workshop
This workshop handles history of photographing by smart phones and developments in that field.. In addition to some nice examples of pictures that were captured by smart phones and some useful programs for editing pictures by smart phones. This is an incentive workshop for photographers to start using smart phones for capturing pictures. 

Medical photography7:00 - 8:00
Speaker: Ibrahim Al Ghamdi

a professional photographer working in the field of medical photography since 2011 till now 

About Workshop:

• What is medical photography? What is the difference between it and the conventional medical imaging.   

• An overview of the history of medical photography. 

• What do you need to know to be a medical photographer.  

• Elements of a successful medical picture.  

• Some of my medical photographs.  

• Ethics of medical photography.  

• Conclusion

  Smart devices and professional photography of products8:00 - 9:00
Speaker: Mona Al Zahrani

"Mona Al Zahran is a certified trainer in the field of photography. She holds a training certificate from the Canadian Center For Training And Consultations.  

I am a fan of photographing as I see a story and a life in every picture so I am keen to document it. 

About Workshop:

"Basics of photography.  

Angles of photography.  

Light distribution. 

Structure. 

Photography accessories of smart devices. 

Practical application.​

  Making of modern picture9:00 - 10:00
Speaker: Abdulrahman Al Dukhaini

Abdulrahman Al Dukhaini is graduated from Computer Engineering, photographer, interested in Conceptual Photography, fashion and portrait in general. I have attended and participated in several workshops inside and outside the kingdom. I have a good experience in the working market and its requirements.
About Workshop

"This workshop focuses on making a new picture far away from traditional photography types recognized by most photographers. 

Now most of the pictures are repeated and many people are good photographers but their works lack innovation, peculiarity, meaning, depth and do not attract attention due to its simple and regular method. I will clarify to the attendees some methods, ideas and techniques to create a different modern picture with innovative applicable ideas that create great results. I will present samples of my works and for other photographers from inside and outside the Kingdom."

  Photography lights5:30 - 6:30
Speaker: Saad Al Harbi

"• Fan of photography and editing pictures. 

• Certified photographer and trainer. 

• Participated in Saudi Alwan Forum 2014, 2015, 2016. 

• Served in this field for more than 10 years.

 • Held several courses in the field of photography and designing.

About Workshop

* Beyond the picture (concepts). 

* Acknowledging some pictures. 

* A photographer but….. 

* Fame , large number of followers and money. 

* The bee and photography. 

* What do we learn from photography. 

* Ethics of a photographer. 

* Editing. 

* Art criticism.

The artist and art exhibitions' role in supporting and developing arts movement in Saudi Arabia 
7:00 - 8:00
Speaker: AbdulAziz Ashour
About Workshop 

"Discussion session (managed by Abd El Aziz Ashour) about the artist and art exhibitions' role in supporting and developing art movement in Saudi Arabia.

  How to make your first film?8:00 - 9:00
Speaker: Mohammad Sendi
Saudi filmmaker Mohammad Sendi was graduated from "Valparaiso University, and he has a wide experience in the field of cinematography and production and directing, montage.   He worked in several award-winning films such as "Eye & Mermaid" which received the award for Best Arabic Narrative Short film at Abu Dhabi Film Festival.  Also the film "Wenak" which received the award for Best Arabic Narrative Short film at Doha Tribeca Film Festival in 2011.  Sendi worked lately as an executive producer for the short films "Thoub El Ors, El Kot and Oud"

About Workshop:
How to make your first film: This workshop aims to assist junior filmmakers to make their first film through introducing principals and fundamentals of filmmaking and giving them ten rules to follow that would help them in making their first film professionally and effectively. 

Creative production in developing short films9:00 - 10:00
Speaker: Mohammad Sendi
Saudi filmmaker Mohammad Sendi was graduated from “Valparaiso University, and he has a wide experience in the field of cinematography and production and directing, montage.   He worked in several award-winning films such as “Eye & Mermaid” which received the award for Best Arabic Narrative Short film at Abu Dhabi Film Festival.  Also the film “Wenak” which received the award for Best Arabic Narrative Short film at Doha Tribeca Film Festival in 2011.  Sendi worked lately as an executive producer for the short films “Thoub El Ors, El Kot and Oud”​

About Workshop
Creative production: The workshop aims to introduce producers to principals of creative production starting from the phase of development, writing, preparing budgets, marketing films and production management.






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