Location: Es Mercadal, Spain
Season Dates: April 20, 2013 - September 18, 2013
Session Dates: 1) April 20 - May 9; 2) May 12-31; 3) June 3-22; 4) June 25 - July 14; 5) July 17 - August 5; 6) August 8 - 27 7) August 30 - September18
Application Deadline: October 30, 2013
Affiliation: Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria and the Sa Nitja Association
Project Director: Fernando Contreras
Deals with filming a video documentary so that the audience can learn more about the archaeological findings and the archaeological work carried out both on site and in the laboratory. Participants of this course will learn about the process of creating a documentary: video footage, preparing the plot, selection of scenes, sound and the different elements regarding audiovisuals.
The Cavalleria Ecomuseum Field School, has scheduled for 2013, fieldwork in two different sites. The first is The Roman Necropolis, which involves the excavation of a cluster of Roman tombs belonging to a cemetery located on the outskirts of the roman city of Sanisera, which was occupied from 123 BC to 550 AD. The second is the excavation of the Ancient Roman City of Sanisera, overlooking the natural port of Sanitja, which presents the same chronology as the above mentioned necropolis.
This film school consists of two main parts. The first one deals with filming a video documentary so that the audience can get to know more about the archaeological findings, the history of the two sites and the archaeological work carried out both on site and in the laboratory. In the second part of the course students who participate in this course will learn about the process of creating a documentary: preparing the plot, shooting on the site, selection of scenes, editing the video documentary and sound, as well as different elements regarding audiovisuals.
The directors of this program are Macià Florit, an expert in film production of cultural, fiction and non-fiction videos, and Fernando Contreras, director of the Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria. Also, other archaeologists and specialists in biological anthropology and conservation will collaborate during the course.
The course runs 7 hours per day, with time dedicated to both video footage while the archaeologists are excavating, and the processing of the digital documentation in order to create the archaeological documentary film.
Participants will also be given lectures on methodology regarding film productions, movie trailers and some examples of the best films about Archaeology. Participants will also visit archaeological sites on the island through organized excursions. Courses are given in both English and Spanish. For every seven course days there are two days off.
Period(s) of Occupation: Roman
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 20 days
Minimum Age: 18 (contact with questions about age)
Experience Required: no
Room and Board Arrangements
Participants will stay in the Ecomuseum's student residence in Ciutadella (air-conditioned), within walking distance of the historic center, port, and beaches. Ciutadella is an enchanting Mediterranean town, lively with cafés and outdoor terraces hidden among narrow cobble stone streets. Transportation to and from the excavation site and planned excursions are included. Cost includes full room and board, transportation, accidental medical insurance, planned excursions, application fee and administrative cost. Airfare not included.
Cost: between $1100 to $2000
Number of credits offered: none
Es Mercadal, Menorca 07740
Phone: +34 699 69 55 80