In this work-in-progress session, filmmakers Robert A. Clift and Hillary Demmon will present and show extracts from their forthcoming documentary project, which scrutinizes the popular image of Clift’s uncle, classic Hollywood film star Montgomery Clift.
Tuesday 27 March 2018, 13:00
Birkbeck Cinema: FREE event [book here]
The screening will be followed by a conversation between the filmmakers Robert A. Clift, Hillary Demmon and Essay Film Festival director Dr. Michael Temple.
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Image credit: Rebecca E Marshall
1st April 2017, 10am–1pm
Room G10, School of Arts
Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD
Organised by The Derek Jarman Lab in collaboration with Rebecca E Marshall.
A roundtable discussion, workshop and performance hosted by the Derek Jarman Lab for essay film practitioners and enthusiasts to exchange ideas about working with/against cinematic time.
During the session we will introduce approaches to editing outside conventional formats and discuss how to tailor them to the participants’ own essay-film projects. The focus will be on how the filmmaker’s voice can emerge through both sound and image, and can generate a sense of cinematic time. We will look at the process of montage and how it can make use of both carefully planned sequences and accidental moments.
Participants in the workshop should bring up to 3 clips from their own footage (not more than 5 minutes in total duration) . In the second part of the session we will discuss and paper-edit those excerpts with a view to constructing a narrative about time. The workshop will finish off with a collaborative VJ performance during which we will live-edit the footage with an accompanying commentary and a pre-recorded music track.
If you are interested in participating, please send us an email before 25th March. We will be collecting clips prior to the session on Friday, 31st March in our office at 36 Gordon Square. Quicktime Prores format is preferred; if necessary we can help extract clips from file, DVDs, or Blu-rays.
10am – welcome and opening presentation
10.30am – roundtable discussion
11.30am – looking at clips and paper-edit
12.30pm – VJ-ing performance
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.