ROUND 2: DING DING
Fancy making a short film? Always wanted to try it but never knew how? Ever wondered if you could make a film using your mobile phone? Want to help us make our 100 poetry/film collaborations?
If you’re nodding right now, then good news — we can help! We’re on the lookout for budding filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience to help us adapt our 100 poems into 100 short films. In order to help you become part of the project, we’re running a series of FREE all-day filmmaking workshops in and around Edinburgh.
this collection wants to attract filmmakers from all walks of life — from experienced directors will Hollywood aspirations to those of you who’ve never got behind the camera before in your lives. We want our selection of films to be as wide and diverse as the city they celebrate, which is why we’re offering YOU a chance to make a short film for us.
Our FREE workshops aim to take you from absolutely nothing to a completed short film in the space just one day. Run by our experienced film co-ordinator Stefanie Tan, you’ll learn everything from the absolute basics of putting together your shots right through to editing your final short together. Stefa will show you how to make the most of the tech you’ve got (whether that’s a van-load of super-hi-tech equipment or just a phone with a video camera function), and give hints and tips on the best way to adapt your chosen poem. You’ll get the chance to go out and shoot your footage, and then learn how to edit it all together to make your film complete.
You don’t need any previous filmmaking experience, but if you have some, you can still come along — everyone’s welcome. You don’t need any fancy tech — again, just bring whatever you have and we’ll teach you how to use it to its full potential. You don’t have to come alone — if you have friends who are also interested in filmmaking, or if you want to work with a team, the more the merrier!
The second run of workshops will take place at Forest Cafe’s Upper Hall on 10th of April from 10am – 7pm. We are still waiting on confirmation in other venues but will keep you posted.
The workshops are totally FREE but we recommend bringing your own equipment ANY kind of camera device you may have, laptop if you have one and all relevant cables. Also please bring your own lunch (and snacks!) with you. Spaces are limited so if you’re interested in getting involved, drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org — we’ll also be able to help if you have questions or need more info!
Got a particular poem you want to adapt? Let us know in your email. If you want to get some ideas, you can check out all the poems on offer right here.
Can’t make these dates? Don’t worry — we’re hoping to run further workshops in the next couple of weeks, so watch this space!
Hope to see you there,
Claire & Stefa
Stefanie Tan is a University of Edinburgh first class honors graduate in English Literature with a Masters in Science in Design and Digital Media. She was an educator for 6 years, English, Literature, Drama and Philosophy. Tan has produced award winning collaborative youth films for public exhibition, notably THE SECRET OF HAPPY CHILDREN, creative video reflections on what school and home mean to 5 youth (Silver, Student Video Awards); and produced several award winning 24 hour film competition submissions. She has recently published a chapter about nurturing creative communities by employing digital video in the classroom. She has produced and edited trailers and sponsor segments for Television as an On Air Producer. She also exhibited and designed an installation art project: ATTENTION: an experimental film edited purely by eye-tracking technology. Her latest short film TROPHY 2009 was made in Canada and received at 3 international film festivals& a Rising Star Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver 2010. She currently is a SORSAS funded PhD student at the Glasgow School of Art researching collective creativity and open microcommunity setups.