Gallery puts the art in smartphone
Benalla Art Gallery is set to host a smartphone stories film-making workshop this month.
In this fun, interactive, project Daniel Schultheis from Melbourne-based cultural diversity screen organisation Cinespace will show participants different ways to tell stories using a smartphone.
Whether a comedy, drama or documentary, participants will learn the skills to produce, write, direct and edit a film made entirely on a their mobile phone.
Participants will make their first film about themselves on a smartphone during the twoday introductory workshop, and then get ongoing support during three months to make their next short film or piece of screen content, exploring anything that they like.
Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their film at local events and online.
Benalla Art Gallery director Eric Nash said Mr Schultheis had worked in community film making and education for more than 18 years and was the founding committee member of Cinespace.
“This important workshop is a creative arts-based project, which will positively contribute to community health and wellbeing by reducing social isolation, building self-esteem and strengthening community connection using accessible filmmaking practices,” Mr Nash said.
A number of places will be reserved for youth, culturally and linguistically diverse, and Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people.
Participants can bring their own smartphone if they have one.
However, depending on individual circumstances, arrangements will be made to ensure all participants have access to equipment to be able to participate.
If access is a barrier, transport choices and support can be arranged.
The workshops have been supported by VicHealth, Art of
Good Health, City Of Port Phillip, Cinespace Inc. and Australia Council for the Arts.
The workshop is free and open to anyone ages 13-plus. It will take place on Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, from 10am to 4.30pm. Numbers are strictly limited. To secure your place, email the gallery at email@example.com. gov.au