Queer DIY Filmmaking Workshop – 12-13 April 2014

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Love queer film? Want to make a queer film but don’t have fancy equipment or know how? Have the equipment and knowledge but want to develop your skills further?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above then this workshop is for you!

As part of the Wotever DIY Film Festival (WDFF) this two day, DIY film-making workshop will provide you with the basic skills, contacts and support necessary to make a short film. You don’t need a gazillion-pound camera, just something that shoots film – a phone, small camera, camcorder, computer…and if you don’t have any of these things, you can still turn up. The emphasis is on sharing, teamwork and making the best of the resources we do have.

Saturday – meet with experts in directing, acting, script-writing, sound, editing and camera work in a series of small, informal workshops. The emphasis will be on skill sharing and discussion so you’re very welcome to share your own knowledge and experience with the group. By the end of the day we’ll hopefully have the seeds/plans for some queer short films.

Sunday – we’ll go out into the city and shoot. Often invisible or absent in urban space, queers have been increasingly using film as a way to re/claim the cities in which they live. We’ll divide into groups and go to the spaces we love or feel need to be queered. At the end of the day we’ll meet for a debrief and refreshments.

As an added motivation to sit down and edit that film, we’ll be screening what we make at this year’s Wotever DIY Film Festival, 30th Aug-2nd Sep. Excitingly, we’ll be having some screenings at the beautiful Cinema Museum as well as the RVT, so this is a great opportunity to show your work in a fantastic setting.

In order to make this workshop as accessible as possible, we have three price bands: £10, £15 and £20.

Book your tickets here:

Saturday’s workshop will be held at the RVT so you are welcome to bring your own lunch and refreshments. The main area of the RVT is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately the toilets are not, so we are looking for a nearby, accessible toilet in the area. If you have any other requirements, please get in touch and we’ll do our utmost to accommodate you.

The team:
Ingo Cando – direction, film making, promotion. Director of Wotever World, Ingo has directed and shot various films (read QueerPorno) in collaboration with participants of the films. Ingo also edits and uploads a lot of Wotever World’s films on YouTube, runs Wotever World and has seen A LOT of films…..

Stephanie Goldberg – scriptwriting. Stephanie is a writer, performer and queer cabaret host and co-founder of Future Perfect (spoken word collective). She’s written, performed and directed for the stage and her prose has been published in Queer Episodes (anthology), Time Out Sydney and Spilt Milk Magazine and performed at Watford Palace Theatre and White Rabbit. Stephanie teaches creative writing workshops and recently set up the Queer Writers Retreat. She blogs at www.stephaniegoldberg.net and can often be found onstage, scantily-clad, at Wotever events. The Deaf Dominatrix is her evil twin.

Claire Tregellas – acting/direction. Claire studied theatre and performance at the world famous RADA and has been a professional actor for several years. More info to come…

DR J – camera work/photography. Dr J is a professional photographer and queer history archivist, and has shot and directed several short films. More info to come…

Mike Wyeld – Mike Wyeld is an award winning sound designer, film maker and educator whose work has screened at the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Boston Museum of Fine Art and in festivals the world over. Mike teaches at the Royal College of Art, UCL and elsewhere. Mike will look at the processes of sound design for your films and how to work with your actors. For his impressive list of work, see here http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2101956/

Theresa Heath – Director of Wotever Queer DIY Film Festival. Good at getting people to watch your stuff.

Book your tickets here:

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Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Lane                
SE11 5HY London
United Kingdom               
Saturday, 12 April 2014
Sunday, 13 April 2014

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