Artist Workshop: Framing the Valley

Creative 16mm film workshop day for artists in Cornwall led by Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, artists working with film in the landscape.

The workshop will be a low-tech relaxed introduction to working directly with film and will look at how artists explore the landscape through film, considering different techniques and approaches.  It will also cover experimental practices in artists’ film and cover their history. Attendees will be guided through the creation of their own film using techniques learned during the day.

  • 10am – 11am coffee and chats with informal film screenings – please arrive during this hour ready to start at 11am.
  • 11am – 1pm Workshop session 1
  • 1pm – 2pm Lunch
  • 2pm – 4pm Workshop session 2

In the morning you’ll work with 16mm film, clear film, and found footage, using a range of creative interventions such as drawing, scratching, Letrasetting and sandpapering, responding imaginatively to the landscape around the River Tamar at Calstock.
There will be a break for lunch, followed by time to finish your sequences, then we’ll edit the film together using a 16mm film splicer. The day will conclude with projection of the ‘finished’ 16mm film for viewing. After the workshop, the film will be copied onto video and shared online, where you’ll be able to download a copy.

Learning Outcomes
During the workshop, participants will:

  • learn about the material properties of photochemical analogue film
  • learn how to use 16mm film and a range of direct film-making techniques
  • learn how to use a 16mm splicer and how to edit 16mm film together
  • develop an understanding of the art form, its histories, and the contemporary artists working in this field

This event is now fully booked.

This workshop is funded by Creative Skills and is for artists and those employed or self-employed in the creative industries based in Cornwall. Please email Karen@creativeskills.org.uk to book your ticket.