Participants are welcome to attend just one, two, or all of the dates of this short course.
During this short course, participants will explore a fast-paced, experimental and improvisational approach to filmmaking, focusing on three main areas of what it takes to make a film: costume design, filming, and scoring.
Day 1: Experimental costume and set creation workshop led by Kiera Saunders and OSE Associate Moina Moin. Participants are asked to please bring in some scrap fabric with them to use in their creations.
11-11.40am: Introductory talk
12-1.30pm: Experimenting with materials and costume making
2.30-4.30pm: Set creation
4.30-6: Continue to develop work
Day 2: A one-day filmmaking workshop with Lydia Garnett, making short 3 minute films in response to the costumes and sets made on the first day.
11-11.40am: Introductory talk
Day 3: Creating sound for picture with Hannah Holland. Hannah will teach participants how to use gathered recordings to create film soundtracks using Ableton Live. This workshop is for everyone – no experience required.
5-6: Listening to each others work
The completed films will then be screened at a special film showcase event where all participants will be invited to come and celebrate.
Elements of this short course may take place somewhere other than OSE – location TBC but it will still be in Margate. Participants who book a place will be informed ASAP
This course has limited places and requires booking. If you book a place and can no longer attend this course, please let us know in advance so we can offer your space to someone else.
About the artists
Kiera Saunders creates costume, video and performance. She frequently up-cycles low-tech materials creating bizarre hats and masks. Her works reflect on sustainability and is interested in cake art, hula-hooping, romantic horror films, beat poetry and childhood memories. Making Carnivalesque hybrid creatures, delivering humorous thoughts about grotesque feminism. Her film In-between Fire was selected for A Shaded view in Fashion Film by Diane Pernet, selected for the RSA New Contemporaries, featured in magazines such as SICKY and Sticks & Stones and has been worn by musical artists like POiSON ANNA, Saxophone player Henry Weekes and Alliyah Enyo.
She is a part of the Vomiton Collective, a fantastical mask-making team whose motto is ‘Art made from rubbish isn’t rubbish art.’ which has been exhibited with CIRCA Piccadilly Lights, collabrated with The Scottish school of Contemporary dance, performed with Maranta and Chell Yong at Hiddendoor Festival 2021 and at Roundhouse London with Mermaid Chunky!!
Lydia Garnett‘s work centres on storytelling and creating new queer narratives. Lydia’s most recent film is ‘Lonely Cowgirl’ a sexy, queer, lesbian music video for Trouble Wanted full of high drag and John Waters-style weirdness. Within this western-themed utopia Lonely Cowgirl and her love interest, a Dyke trucker, share more than lusty looks. Lonely Cowgirl won the LGBTQ+ Iris Community Prize, was nominated for ‘Best Music Video’ at Raindance, ‘Best Wardrobe / Styling’ at UKMVA and was selected for Berlin British Shorts, Fringe! Queer Film Festival and Leeds International Film Festival in 2021.
Lydia recently directed a portrait of ‘Finn’, the founder of Both&, a clothing band for trans-masculine and GNC people. ‘Finn’ is a short, fresh breath of air, at once reaching deep into the roots of a singular trans man’s experience while simultaneously opening up the conversation around what we all share, rather than what separates us. Lydia’s work also includes ‘One of Us”, a film for Nike about the inclusion of queer, trans and non-binary players within grassroots football, ‘Wet Mess’, a gut-wrenching drag performance of Donna Missal’s ‘Keep Lying’ and ‘Come Back’, a music video for pop duo NIMMO.
Hannah Holland is a worldwide DJ, producer, composer and label boss from London, with releases on Classic Music Company, Crosstown Rebels, her own imprint Batty Bass and has remixed the likes of Metronomy, Goldfrapp, The Knife and Planningtorock. She regularly plays at clubs such as The Carry Nation New York, Berghain / Panorama Bar Berlin and Adonis London. Outside of clubland she works on theatre, installation and film music, as well as playing bass for the band Black Gold Buffalo. Latest scores have included Channel 4 series Adult Material and award winning indie feature Electrician. Hannah’s much anticipated debut album, Tectonic, is coming out on Prah Recordings in 2021.