Workshop Program

IndiEarth XChange 2013 will conduct FREE educational workshops for the public.

Professionals from the Music, Film and Media world share their knowledge and expertise on a range of subjects.

These workshops will offer members of the public practical knowledge/skills and vital industry insights - also giving attendees the opportunity to meet established industry professionals from all around the world.

To register for a workshop, click here.

The Workshops are FREE, but as seats are limited, advanced registration is required to reserve a place.

15:00 - 17:00 / Chandra
Setting Up A Home Studio | MUSIC
11:00 - 13:00 / Chandra
The World of Sampling: Insider Tips on Recording In the Field | MUSIC
11:00 - 13:00 / Surya
Editor's Secret: Creating a Story from Raw Footage | FILM (Rescheduled)
15:00 - 17:00 / Chandra
The Artist’s Brand: Does Image Matter? | MUSIC
11:00 - 12:00 / Chandra
Sounding Good on a Budget | MUSIC



12:00 - 13:00 / Chandra
Tailoring Performances to Connect With Your Listener | MUSIC
14:30 - 15:30 / Chandra
Bad Video, Or No Video? | MUSIC - Workshop
15:30 - 16:30 / Chandra
Nucleya - Ableton Live - From Production to Performence | MUSIC
16:30 - 17:30 / Sansara
SoundLab Artist Showcase : The Grand Finale | MUSIC


Setting Up A Home Studio

Friday, 06 Dec 2013 / 15:00pm - 17:00pm

In this workshop, Didier Weiss will guide you through setting up your own home studio, focusing on acoustics, ergonomics, layout, and monitoring. About the session, Didier says: "There are some affordable DIY solutions to bring professional studio acoustics and aesthetics to your home setup. We’re going to detail some of the problems you might encounter and, of course, the solutions for a great recording, mixing and monitoring home environment”.

Presenter: Didier Weiss (Sound Wizard - IN)


EarthMoments: The World of Sampling: Insider Tips on Recording In the Field

Saturday, 7th Dec 2013 / 11:00am - 13:00pm

This workshop will explore the world of both indoor and field recording and how to incorporate these samples into your productions - offering practical tips and information on recording samples, working and recording in unpredictable environments on field, and the final process of post production in the studio. Patrick and Yotam (aka Kartick and Gotam from Business Class Refugees) will showcase their work and insights into their music production process on field, and their unique recording/mixing techniques. They will use examples from their personal experiences gathering samples for the EarthMoments audio bundles, working on projects such as award winning documentary Laya Project, and from performing live as Business Class Refugees.

Presenters: Yotam Agam (EarthSync - IL/IN), Patrick Sebag (Musician - IL), Yoav Rosenthal (EarthSync - IL)

The Artist’s Brand: Does Image Matter?

Saturday, 7th Dec 2013 / 15:00pm - 17:00pm

How important is an artist’s image? Whether it’s on stage, in photo shoots, videos, or social media - the brand image of an artist often plays a significant role in how people perceive artists and their music. This workshop will offer perspectives from different wings of the industry on how they view an artist’s brand image. They will also offer insights to artists on successfully developing a brand, and practical tools that can be used to facilitate this – from press kits and merchandise, to styling, stage persona, and overall appearance/style.

Speakers: Sapna Bhavnani (Mad O Wot – IN), Romuald Requena (Sakifo – RU), Fabio Battistetti (Photographer – IN/IT)


Editor's Secret: Creating a Story from Raw Footage(Rescheduled)
Friday, 06 Dec 2013 / 11:00am - 13:00pm

Arturo Calvete will conduct a hands on, 2 hour workshop on tips and insider information from the edit table. The workshop will cover a wide range of topics - from sculpting a story from raw footage, creating a concept, and laying down a storyboard, to addressing the challenges of working with different qualities of footage. Ramakrishna D. - editor and DOP - will use the film Surfing Covelong Point to demonstrate the challenges of filming and editing a documentary film.

Presenters: Arturo Calvete (Film Director, Senior Editor, R2RO - UK), D. Ramakrishnan (DOP, Editor - IN)

Sounding Good on a Budget

Sunday, 8th Dec 2013 /11:00am - 12:00pm

In this workshop, guitarist Ed DeGenaro will demonstrate specific techniques and tips on how to sound good both in live performances and studio recordings, without having to spend exorbitant amounts of money. He will go into details of working with the gear you have, how to get most out of the budget you have at your disposal, and insider tips on surviving in an ever changing industry.

Presenter : Ed DeGenaro (SAM - IN)

Tailoring Performances to Connect With Your Listener

Sunday, 8th Dec 2013 / 12:00pm - 13:00pm

Prasanna will share and demonstrate his thoughts on how musicians can connect with their audiences. He will discuss how no two gigs are the same, and will demonstrate live the way he tailor makes his performance to the nature of the audience present at the gig on that evening.

Presenter: Prasanna (SAM – IN)

Bad Video, Or No Video?

Sunday, 8th Dec 2013 / 14:30pm - 15:30pm

Can video content make or break an artist’s career? Many artists create video content to promote their music, but often end up creating low budget, low quality videos. Is it still possible to make good quality videos on low budgets? This workshop with independent filmmaker Ayesha Sood will delve into specific case studies and examples, in order to help artists/musicians prepare their own lists of what to do and what not to do when it comes to releasing and posting video content.

Presenter: Ayesha Sood (Jamun – IN)

Nucleya - Ableton Live - From Production to Performence

Sunday, 8th Dec 2013 / 15:00pm - 17:00pm

This workshop will detail the versatility of the software Ableton Live and how it can be utilized for live performances. It will cover everything from the basics of beginning a new project, to utilizing basic elements - drums, bass and melody - to create a track. It will also detail how to maximize the advantages of Ableton in live performance situations, and how it can enable spontaneity on stage.

Presenter: Nucleya (Musician - IN)

SoundLab Artist Showcase : The Grand Finale

Sunday, 8th Dec 2013 / 16:30pm - 17:30pm

Border Movement & IndiEarth are hosting SoundLab from December 5th – 8th – a workshop with German based electro mentors Robot Koch and TL Mazumdar that delves into digital music production and hands on production skills. The 4 day workshop being held at the Goethe Institut will explore areas including composition and production, to mixing and live performance. After taking in entries from musicians to be featured in this collaborative project, the final Soundlabs finale presentation will be showcased on December 8th at the IndiEarth XChange.

Robot Koch is a renowned Berlin based producer and the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed band Jahcoozi. TL Mazumdar is a singer/songwriter, keyboardist, producer and composer.

Presenters: Robot Koch (DE), TL Mazumdar (DE)


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