2018

Film Workshop for Trans* and Non-binary

The workshop participants will learn the fundaments of the technical and creative structuring of movies through the creation of 1-2 minutes films.
They will learn how to use the equipment they will have attheir disposal in the workshop (at minimum their mobile phones a Canon 600D DSLR Camera, a Tascam DR-40 and Adobe Premiere CS6 and/or DaVinci Resolve) to create images and sounds and edit them together to a finished product.

Duration: 2 Days ( 9h in Total)
Participants: max. 15
Dates: 27th Nov 11:00 -16:00 & 28th Nov. 11:00 -17:00

Open to Trans* Inter* Non binary & two spirit only.

Workshop Language: English (and/or German)
Languages which be communicated in with Elliot: English, French & German
Skill Level: Beginner (People with advanced knowledge can skip the courses and just make the movies)

Workshop space is limited. Please register with us prior to the dates.

By email at: transformations.tffb@gmail.com
(Please add the title of the workshop in the subject line of the email)

The program is as follows:

DAY 1 (4h)

Introduction: welcoming, explaining the project, forming groups and developing the idea for their 1-2 minute documentaries or fictions. (1h)
1. Introduction to the fundaments of cinema language (30min)
2. Basic lights (20min)
3.
Exercise: creating a fictional sequence without continuity errors with their phones (20min)
4.
Introduction to InShot and Adobe Premiere (30min)
5.
Exercise: editing the fictional sequence on the phone + Computer (20min)

If the equipment permits it:

6. Basics of camera (30 min) and explanation of the Tascam Audio Recorder
7.
Exercise: making a new sequence with the DSLR or other cameras and the Tascam audio recorder (30min)

If the main video recording is done by phone:

6. The Workshop persons will start the shoot for their group project. (1h)

DAY 2 (5h)

1. Shooting for their Films(2h)
2. Editing their Films (2h)
3.
Screenings their Films and talking about their experience (1h)

At the end the workshop the participants will ideally have made several short films and gained interest in continuing to empower and express themselves freely through this medium.

About Elliot Blue

Elliot Blue is non-binary Filmmaker and light designer who has graduated from both their Bachelor of Film and Motion Design and their Bachelor in Camera and Lighting for Film in 2016 and 2017. Since then they work as a lighting technician and light designer in several theatres around Berlin (Dock11, Uferstudios, Theaterdiscounter) and are freelance Filmmaker.

They also produce their personal film projects in their highly valued and increasingly disappearing free time. Three of Elliot’s films, “The Shore”, “Home?” and “Black is me” have been in several festivals throughout Germany and France (In*vision, Porn Film Festival Berlin, Porn Yourself Festival Paris, BetOnfest and this year the Transformation Film Festival Berlin).

Currently they work with AfrikAkzent Media e.V on the production of a portrait series about people from the African Diaspora living in Berlin and their profession and are giving workshops about filmmaking to minors that have recently migrated to Germany in difficult conditions.

For Elliot sharing knowledge about filmmaking is an opportunity to help people who get little to no adequate representation in media to empower themselves and to counter the power dynamics of a society that speaks about them but not with them and silences them in this process. This is why it is important to express oneself even if one doesn’t want to show it to anyone else but oneself.

Mathilde & Farzada

Mathilde is white trans woman, she is queer and post-op. She is a dancer, a porn performer and a cranio-sacral practitioner in her studies.

Farzada is trans feminine of Color and into the intensity of power dynamics and romantic connections in kinky corners. She is a poet and includes storytelling in her sexual desires.

Skill sharing for trans* feminine and inter folks to access intimacy and desires

How do we genuinly access to intimacy and desires? This workshop is open to all assigned male at birth who don’t identify as male and inter folks. It includes groups disscusions and practical exercices around:

* Communication with partners
* Processing stereotypes, shame and stigma around our bodies
* Body modifications in relation with sexuality
* You can bring your addition topics that center our connections to desire and intemacy.

Duration: 1 Day ( 7h in Total)
Participants: max. 20
Dates: 27th Nov 11:00 -18:00

Many breaks are planned and it’s encouraged to step out if you need to do so. This is a body- and sex-positive space. We value honest, risk-aware and conscious of self-boundaries communications and we work with active consent and radical self-care.

Workshop Language: English, German, Farsi/Dari, French, Castellano (please register if you need other languages)

Workshop space is limited. Please register with us prior to the dates.

By email at: transformations.tffb@gmail.com
(Please add the title of the workshop in the subject line of the email)

Stop Motion Film Workshop

At the workshop we will learn a bit about the history of stop motion and how to do a DIY stop motion animation video. Each participant has to bring a Digital camera or smartphone.

If you don’t have camera let us know in advance, in order to organize it.

The film will include objects. If you want to have a specific object in your film bring it with you.

Duration: 2 Days (10h in Total)
Participants: max. 20
Dates: 28th Nov 11:00 -16:00 & 29th Nov. 11:00 -16:00

Open to Trans* Inter* Non binary & two spirit only.

Workshop Language: English and/or German spoken Language
Skill Level: Beginner (People with advanced knowledge can skip the courses and just make the movies)

Workshop space is limited. Please register with us prior to the dates.

By email at: transformations.tffb@gmail.com
(Please add the title of the workshop in the subject line of the email)