Group Tuition - 10 weeks
Tuesday 11 October, 6.30pm-8.30pm - online
Saturday 15 October, 10.30am-12.30pm - in person, Milk cafe Glasgow
“Humanity’s self-alienation has reached such a degree that it can experience its own destruction as an aesthetic pleasure of the first order.”
― Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Filmmaking through the years has been a tool of social upheaval and social cohesion. Its possibilities have left the hands of industry professionals using expensive equipment, to the hands of anyone with a smartphone. What does this mean for filmmakers today, and how can we use the ubiquity of these tools to revive the potential of what was once seen as the birth of a cultural revolution?
In this ten-week introductory course aimed at people who are new to making films, participants will discuss radical perspectives on classic and contemporary cinema. We will explore a practical approach to filmmaking using whatever technology you have available, with a view to finishing and screening a short film by the end of the course.
We are running two courses from mid-October 2022 - an online course and an in-person course in Glasgow.
The online course will be co-taught by Úna and James, every Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, starting October 11th.
The in-person course will be taught in Milk Cafe Glasgow (G42 8YU) by Úna, on Saturdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm, starting October 15th.
If you want to discuss the course in advance of signing up, you can get in touch with the conveners via email.
Úna O'Sullivan is an Irish filmmaker and editor of music videos, documentaries, and works of fiction. Lately, she made 'Feasibility Dispute' with Cut-Through Collective which was screened as part of the People's Summit for Climate Justice at COP26, about the role of the science industry in the climate crisis and its prospects to change our course. She's also been working on an animated documentary about the social impact of algorithms with Studio RGL. Her films have appeared in a fair few festivals and she has been supported by Screen Scotland.
James Redmond is a freelance digital media practitioner based in Dublin. He has previously worked as Communications Officer for Comhlamh, an organisation representing returned development works in Ireland. For several years from 2009 he was a key member of staff in Dublin Community TV, an upstart attempt at building a viable outlet on the cable network. He also directed the cult feature length Notes On Rave In Dublin, and was a co-founder of rabble magazine.