ARCHIVES: Southampton Film Week 2014
Saturday 8 November
Venue: God's House Tower
God's House Tower is one of Southampton's fine heritage buildings. We regret, however, that due to its construction and listed status it has not yet been possible to make necessary changes to its construction to enable full access for people with impaired mobility. Access to the workshop area is via stairs.
Time: 10am - 5pm
Film Production Workshop with director Phil Peel
A practical workshop for filmmakers focusing on the skills & techniques required to make winning shorts.
Using the production of the Southampton based award winning comedy John Lennon’s Turd & Emily’s Dance as reference, we will guide you through each stage of short film production; including how to chose a script, development, casting, crewing, scheduling, shooting, post-production and the film festival trail. (Including what to do if you’re attacked whilst filming)
In the afternoon we plan to dissect, recreate and film a scene, including blocking, rehearsing, lighting, sound etc. and demonstrate the difference between conventional cameras and DSLRs.
The course will be run by Phil Peel who is an award winning writer, director, producer and DP. An ex BBC Director, he was previously the Course Leader of the BA Film Production at the Arts University at Bournemouth and the BA Film Course at Salisbury. He also led the Skillset Screen Academy Summer Schools for 5 years and the Intensive Film Directing Summer Schools.
His short films have screened at festivals worldwide. Last year he was one of only five English filmmakers selected by Creative England to attend the prestigious Talent Lab at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Your workshop fee of £30 includes a complimentary ticket to the screenings of John Lennon's Turd & Emily's Dance on Friday 7th November.
God's House Tower
Town Quay Road
Venue: Tracie's Latin Club
Tickets: £7 advance & on door (£5 concessions on door only)
Venue: Turner Sims
Tickets: £16, concessions £15, Friends of TS £14.40, students £8
If you would like to know more about this event download the Programme notes below. Our thanks to Dr Michael Hammond Associate Professor, Film History, University of Southampton for providing notes on the film.
Music and Film
Dodge Brothers with Neil Brand
Fresh from being the first band to accompany a silent film at the Glastonbury Festival, country blues, rockabilly and skiffle four-piece the Dodge Brothers (including BBC and Observer film critic Mark Kermode) perform their specially-composed live soundtrack to silent film Beggars of Life. They will be joined on stage by one of the world’s leading silent film accompanists, Neil Brand, on piano.
Beggars of Life
Dir: William A. Wellman | USA 1928 |100 minutes
Tramp Arlen comes upon a young girl who has just murdered her lecherous foster father. The two hit the road, one step ahead of the law, and soon mix with Oklahoma Red, a tough, high-spirited hobo. This empathetic, darkly realistic drama is loaded with stunning visuals, and is one of the great late-silent-era features.
Southampton Film Week is delighted to be partnering with Turner Sims to present this event as part of their 40th Anniversary Season. Below is a special message for the Turner Sims from The Dodge Brothers.
Turner Sims Concert Hall