Workshops DUFF21


In this four-day workshop I would like to squeeze 16 years of experience in producing and shooting promo videos and show the participants how to promote a product or an event in the audio-visual medium.

During day one I’d like the participants to get to know each other and learn about the equipment and various techniques used in shooting and recording. The theme of the video is DUFF itself. We intend to present and promote the festival in a 60 second video with a special focus on the effects of sound and music in promo videos. The participants will work in groups to come up with different ideas and concepts, the best of which will be made into promo videos involving all participants.

Days two and three are shooting (the Dubrovnik City exteriors and Festival locations) and editing days. The participants will use a wide range of equipment usually used in the process of production and postproduction.

Day four is for additional shooting, final corrections in the editing room and colour grading. The final product will be screened at the DUFF Closing Ceremony.

Mišo has been involved in video and audio production for 16 years. During that period he has worked as a cameraman, editor, director, screen writer, sound recorder and colourist on numerous promo videos for different lines of products, sport clubs, dance companies and events and has had the opportunity to work with numerous experts from the world of multimedia. His most famous project is a documentary called Beyond Medals about Mihovil Španja, Croatia’s most decorated athlete and paralympian.


A three day workshop is divided so that the first part covers the theoretical basis of  the short-short script writing (up to 5 minutes), continuing immediatelly with the second part, in which the students will work on their own script.

In the first part of the workshop, the students will be exposed to various shorts (documentary, fictional and experimental) and genres, which will help them recognize the basic characteristics of short form storytelling.

In the second part, they will be guided through the scriptwriting process in all its phases. Since the workshop aims at students who have no previous experience in script writing, the participants will choose among several motifs (such as unexpected mail, historical figure or derelict house) and use it to complete a concise script or two, that can be filmed in future workshops.

Marin Lisjak was born in Zagreb in 1994, where he also lives and works. He has graduated Croatian Language and Literature and Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb and Dramaturgy from the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb. He has writen several scripts for both fiction and documentary shorts, and he also writes for the theatre. His TV-show Saluto croato was presented at an international pitching forum in Barcelona. He currently works as a script-consultant in TV-development.