Tuesday, December 12, 2006

My Territory - A Video DJ Workshop

A Mobile Phone Video Workshop by Vital Regeneration for The Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery has commissioned Vital Regeneration to run three mobile phone video making projects with groups of young people between the ages of 13-19 in Lambeth between January and March 2007.

Capitalising on the new video shooting and editing capability of the latest generation of mobile phones the project will introduce young people to filmmaking. They will be creating short films in tribute to local places through character acting, song, dance and original music. Inspiration will come from the places where they go to meet, have fun, think, or watch the world go by.

Each young person will think around their relationship to their area & then write, direct and edit a short 'advert' using themselves and their friends. Each workshop will create 5-8 films between 1 - 10 minutes long, which the young people can then share using Bluetooth. The energy, originality and authenticity of the films along with the FreqOUT!, Hayward Gallery and mobile phone brands will be quickly distributed to a wider community through viral marketing.

The workshops will be lead by experienced educator and mobile phone video artist Melissa Bliss whose 1minute film e-state made in with young people on a housing estate in Hackney won the 2005 Big Issue One Minute Video prize. Melissa's work can currently be seen in New York as part of the 'Peter Stuyvesant's Ghost' Civic Art project (http://cityinasoundwalk.org/psg/index.php).

Monday, December 04, 2006

We want your shorts!

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE DIGITISED - Call for films from south London filmmakers

Following the Hayward Gallery's exhibition How to Improve the World , February's Beautiful South programme at BFI Southbank will take a look at how much of a revolution the digital revolution has been. Send us your films which deal with the theme of revolution, digital or otherwise, and ideas that have changed the world - and be as creative in your interpretation as you like.

All films must be received by January 22nd - and submissions must be on DVD (mpeg), DV, or 16mm only. Preference will be given to films which reflect the current theme. Successful applicants will be notified by January 31st.

Please submit your short films (up to 15 minutes in length) to:
Beautiful South
c/o Paul Green
Hayward Gallery
Belvedere Road

For more information about this screening and networking event please e-mail

Beautiful South is a new, quarterly, film night and networking event organised by BFI Southbank, Hayward Gallery, Live Magazine and Moving South.com to screen short films by emergent filmmakers and new talent in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southward, Lewisham and Greenwich. The first event is scheduled for 8 February 2007.

Christmas Card workshops at Hayward Gallery

Every year we say that we are going to make our own Christmas cards and add a personal touch to the festive season and each year there seems to be that last minute rush to the corner shop to buy whatever cards they may have left over. Now with digital technology it is easy to make your own, personalised card or even your own animated e-card.

Join us at the Hayward Gallery on Saturday 9 December 11.00am to 3.00pm for a mince pie and the chance to design your own Christmas card in Photoshop or to make an animated Christmas e-card in Flash.This workshop is part of Digital Dialogues, a programme of digital arts activities for Lambeth residents and community groups. Whether it is demystifying blogs, VJing, making a film or a podcast, Digital Dialogues aims to demonstrate how digital media can make communication creative and fun.

If you want to find out more about Digital Dialogues and how you can get involved project manager, Paul Green, will be on hand to talk to you about the opportunities this project can provide for individuals or community groups in Lambeth.

Come and join usHayward GallerySouth Bank Centre Saturday 9 December11.00am - 3.00pmWorkshops are FREE for Lambeth residents