Forrest Fringe: Amateurs Club - Cinematophilia
Somerset House Studios
Film

Forest Fringe: The Amateurs Club

Part of Forest Fringe's Cinematophilia
From Tue 27 Feb 2018
18.45 - 20.30
Pay What You Can

The work of our artists is valuable and our events cost money to produce, but we also want them to be as accessible as possible. Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to pay what you can for these events.

River Rooms
New Wing

The Amateurs Club is a monthly art club initiated by Forest Fringe following their final season at the Edinburgh Festival. This is a club where everyone is welcome, committed to a collective unknowing, and a desire plunge in regardless. Together in this space willing participants will meet, explore, exchange, discuss, imagine and experiment. The Amateurs Club is currently part of Forest Fringe's Cinematophilia - a 18 month long project in which the artists of Forest Fringe will teach themselves how to make a feature film, and then make one.
 

Through The Amateurs Club, Forest Fringe will teach themselves the grammar of film, its myriad of crafts and skills, from cinematography, lighting and sound to editing, marketing, distribution in order to understand the complexities of something that until now they have only ever marvelled at in the dark.

Through Cinematophilia they will explore the relationship between what they know about performance, festivals, and working together in fraught and meagre circumstances and this other, alien discipline of cameras and screens and imagined worlds, questioning whether they can make a film in the same messy, subversive, collaborative spirit with which they ran a festival? And what might doing so teach them, about cinema and about themselves as a collective?

Each month they invite a professional to host the session, helping attendees to start learning all the things they might need to know, offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives and work of a collection of people working in cinema.

The work of our artists is valuable and our events cost money to produce, but we also want them to be as accessible as possible. Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to pay what you can for these events.

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