Film as a Collaborative Art: Workshop with Lynne Sachs

Film as a Collaborative Art: Workshop with Lynne Sachs

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Waterville Public Library, 73 Main Street

What kinds of creative surprises can happen when people who don’t know each other come together for a day to make a film? In this workshop, participants will work together for a day as a group to create a series of single-shot videos using complex mise-en-scene, unusual camera movements, and recycled or hand-made props from home. Each participant will have a chance to direct their own component of the piece. Throughout the day, Lynne will present a series of experimental performance videos by artists such as Vito Acconci, Howardena Pindell, Eadward Muybridge, Chantal Ackerman, Christopher Harris and Keith Haring. These short artist films will certainly stretch everyone’s idea of what a movie can be. At the end of the day, there will be a screening of the work, and participants are encouraged to invite their friends. Participants should bring a camera of any kind. It can be a phone, a small camera with video function or a good DSLR camera with an SD card. Those without cameras of their own can still participate as this is a communal workshop. Participants are also invited to bring objects from their homes to serve as inspiration and/or as props. This might include broken objects from the closet or basement, tools, fabric, tiny things, big things that are not very difficult to carry or things that bring up memories of the past.

Admission is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required: or 207-861-8138.

About Lynne Sachs

Lynne Sachs makes films, installations, performances and web projects that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences by weaving together poetry, collage, painting, politics and layered sound design. Strongly committed to a dialogue between cinematic theory and practice, she searches for a rigorous play between image and sound, pushing the visual and aural textures in her work with every new project. Lynne’s new film, Tip of My Tongue, is showing at this year’s MIFF.