Where: Craigmillar Library (101 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DS)
When: Monday 30th of January @ 15:30 (duration 3 h)
FREE EVENT (register below)
“If direction is gaze, montage is heartbeat” Jean-Luc Godard.
We will approach the analysis of the creative processes that are put into play in a film, sharing materials from different projects present on the ‘Inside Cinema’ website created by A Bao A Qu and from the films made as a director. From the gestation and ideation to the culmination.
Throughout the day, we will break down issues that come into play, both on a human and creative level, to share different ways of approaching cinematographic work. The objective, far from being methodological, is to delve into the plurality of ways to find a film and what is at stake in that process. Because developing a dramaturgy is not a linear and progressive path, but a composition process that involves associating, constellation, juxtaposition, amalgamation and a long string of verbs that imply action, decision, listening and reflection. Because cinema is an art of bodies and we, as filmmakers, are, above all, a body that feels.
The film takes place over the eight weeks of a royal tour. Along with a very small technical team, we will embark on a tour, filming the film and staging a dancing duet in squares and old theaters that were conceived together with the two main actors during pre-production. Duo is a fictional film open to all the situations that we will experience during the trip. Through this road-movie approach, close to the documentary, the viewer will have the sensation of being physically there. To feel life, to find a space to inhabit the film, to feel that something is really happening, that something changes and is moved inside.’
During the workshop we will have a look at the whole process of creating this film. From the events that inspired the project to the post production going through documentation, location, rehearsals, etc. This is a unique chance to share with Meritxell the dissection of her working methods.