DarkFest 18 Viral Video Production Workshop

A Portsmouth DarkFest Viral Video Production Workshop at The Groundlings Theatre

Sunday 5th August 10am to 5pm

“Alchemy is a kind of philosophy: a kind of thinking that leads to a way of understanding” — Marcel Duchamp

Join the Portsmouth DarkFest team for a fun and inspiring viral video production workshop at the Groundlings Theatre. Collaborate with writers, artists, filmmakers, and performers, learn what makes a good viral video, shoot and perform in your own short film.

The aim of the day is to produce a series of short viral videos promoting Portsmouth DarkFest in advance of this year’s festival. The day will start with a short talk on the qualities of a good viral video, followed by the workshopping of creative ideas. We will then split into production teams to write, rehearse and shoot your own short film. At the end of the day the team will take your videos away, edit them, brand them and launch the festival with them in October and November 2018.

Portsmouth DarkFest is a cultural festival that celebrates the supernatural, the weird, and urban noir. Inspired by the Supernatural Cities project at the University of Portsmouth, and working in close collaboration with Portsmouth Writers’ Hub and artists from the local community, the first festival ran in venues across Portsmouth and Southsea between late October and late November 2016.

For some inspiration, here is one of the videos produced by the team for last year’s DarkFest, shot in the atmospheric surroundings of Southsea Castle…

Who is the workshop suitable for? Writers, artists, filmmakers, costumiers, makers, performers, actors, or anyone who wants to have some fun and produce some videos.

What do I need to bring with me? Nothing but your own creativity is needed, but you can bring video cameras, costumes, make up, props, or anything else you think might be useful for creating a short film celebrating the darker corners of Portsmouth’s imagination.

The video production workshop will take place at the Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, Portsea, Portsmouth on Sunday 5th August, from 10am to 5pm.

Tickets (£5) are available through the Groundlings website or from the theatre box office: 023 9273 7370. For enquiries about the workshop itself contact dr.lighthouse@one000plateaus.com.

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