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Outwith is an exciting programme of filmmaking workshops and events for Borders-based young people delivered by Alchemy Film & Arts throughout 2021.

You’ve learned about colour and composition, about planning and production, about sound and shooting – now it’s time to Make Your Own film project!

This page contains details about what to expect from this block – Alchemy will be in touch with further details of dates and times.


MAKE YOUR OWN
September 2021 – February 2022

In this block you’ll reflect on what you’ve learned and enjoyed so far and choose something you’d like to focus on. We’ll support you to make a film, gain industry experience and work together. You’ll also have the opportunity to screen your film at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in April 2022.

Your film project will be supported by regular sessions between September and February. Don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to make yet – we’re there to help you think it all though. 

BRIEF

  • You’re invited to make a short film between September 2021 and February 2022
  • You can work together with other Outwith participants to collaborate on the film – for example you could take on roles such as camera operator, sound designer, or actor if working together
  • Films can be up to three minutes in length, including titles and credits
  • You’ll have regular check-ins with Tom on the development of your film
  • You’ll have access to a series of sessions with professional filmmakers
  • You’ll have supervised access to editing equipment and cameras if required
  • Your film will have the opportunity to be shown at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in April 2022
  • If your film is selected to be shown at Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, each filmmaker will receive £100 as a screening fee.

This block of sessions and support will kick off 1 September with a screening and social and runs until 2 March, which is the date your final films should be sent to Alchemy.


PROGRAMME DATES

Session 1: Screening!
When: Wednesday 1 September 2021, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Where: Heart of Hawick, Room 302, Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 0AE
We’ll watch all the Outwith films that you’ve made so far and have a chat about how it’s been so far. We’ll introduce next steps for the rest of the programme.
Travel supported by Alchemy Film & Arts

Session 2: Meet a filmmaker
When: Wednesday 15 September 2021, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Mark Lyken will tell us about his filmmaking practice, with film clips and opportunity to ask him questions

Session 3: Meet a filmmaker
When: Wednesday 29 September 2021, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Leah Millar will tell us about her filmmaking practice, with film clips and opportunity to ask her questions

Session 4: Filmmaking with Tom 
When: Wednesday 6 October 2021, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Check-in session with Tom Swift to chat ideas and how to develop your film project

Session 5: Meet a filmmaker
When: Wednesday 27 October 2021, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
M Dudeck will tell us about their filmmaking practice, with film clips and opportunity to ask them questions

Session 6: Filmmaking with Tom 
When: Wednesday 3 November 2021, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Check-in session with Tom to chat progress, problem-solving and any assistance required

Session 7: Meet a filmmaker
When: Wednesday 17 November 2021, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Jade Montserrat will tell us about her filmmaking practice, with film clips and opportunity to ask her questions

Session 8: Filmmaking with Tom 
When: Wednesday 1 December 2021, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Check-in session with Tom to chat next steps for getting a first cut of your film ready for a viewing

Session 9: Christmas Film Quiz!
When: Wednesday 8 December 2021, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom

Session 10: Filmmaking with Tom 
When: Wednesday 19 January 2022, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Check-in session with Tom, with opportunity to share a first cut of your film for feedback

Session 11: Filmmaking with Tom 
When: Wednesday 2 February 2022, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Check-in session with Tom, with details on final edits and completing your films

Session 12: Filmmaking with Tom 
When: Wednesday 16 February 2022, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Check-in session with Tom on next steps, how to write a summary and associated materials for your film

Session 13: Filmmaking with Tom
When: Wednesday 2 March 2022, 6 – 7.30pm
Where: Online/Zoom
Check-in session with Tom reflecting on the programme and discussing next steps for Outwith


YOU WILL NEED

  • Access to a device to have a video call on (phone, iPad, tablet, laptop)
  • General materials to deliver your project

You will have access to Alchemy’s equipment, resources and platforms and we’ll work together on how best to use them.