The masks we wear: a short film by young artist Olivia

Young artist Olivia created this short film during our City as Studio online film-making residency in February 2021. Over the course of the residency, the group of young people aged between 16 and 19 explored DIY film and music-making techniques to create work about the issues they care about. Olivia shares her experience of the… Continue reading The masks we wear: a short film by young artist Olivia

Hopeful film-making by young artist Kezia

Kezia took part in our City as Studio online film-making residency for ages 16-19 in February 2021 and produced two films across the week. The group were encouraged to work with DIY film-making and music-making techniques as ways to explore the issues that matter most to them. Words and films by Kezia I enjoyed making… Continue reading Hopeful film-making by young artist Kezia

DIY film and sound-making: young artist Rhianna shares what she learned during our April film-making residency

Rhianna took part in our City as Studio online film-making residency for ages 16-19 in April 2021. The young artists were encouraged to work with DIY film-making and music-making techniques as ways to explore the issues that matter most to them. Rhianna shares her experience of the residency and finding out more about working in… Continue reading DIY film and sound-making: young artist Rhianna shares what she learned during our April film-making residency

Protest, power and mental health explored through film by young artist Ciara

Ciara took part in our City as Studio online film-making residency in February 2021. In this post she shares her experience of the collaborative workshops, how her ideas developed across the week as she explored new skills, and what it means to be a ‘Citizen of the Universe’. Words, images and film by Ciara The… Continue reading Protest, power and mental health explored through film by young artist Ciara

‘Expressing myself creatively through film’: Young artist Abigail reflects on film as a force for change

Abigail shares some of the film work she produced during our City as Studio digital residency in February 2021. Having never made a film before, she describes how the experience introduced her to new forms of creative expression, and a creative medium for tackling important and complex themes. Words, images and film by Abigail. My… Continue reading ‘Expressing myself creatively through film’: Young artist Abigail reflects on film as a force for change

Make music with found sounds – How-to Video with Poppy Tibbets

Learn how to make music using everyday sounds you find around you.  In this fun and easy how-to video, musician and City as Studio associate artist Poppy Tibbets takes you through the process of editing and enhancing recorded sounds.  All you need is: · A computer · A Digital Audio Workstation (e.g. GarageBand, LMMS, Ableton) · A… Continue reading Make music with found sounds – How-to Video with Poppy Tibbets

Identity, isolation and connection: collaborative film-making over Zoom, by young artist Ella

Is it possible to make a collaborative short film over Zoom? As it turns out, yes it is! 18 year old Ella took part in our City as Studio online film-making residency in February 2021. She shares her experiences: what she learned, what was challenging, and some of her thoughtful creative work exploring identity, isolation… Continue reading Identity, isolation and connection: collaborative film-making over Zoom, by young artist Ella

BreatheDecay and The Visitors | Lillian Tranborg’s films celebrate the coming of spring

At long last, we can finally celebrate the first day of spring! To mark the changing season, and the sense of hope that spring evokes, artist Lillian Tranborg shares an art project immersed in the natural beauty of Wytham Woods in Oxford. Lillian’s enchanting film follows the organic evolution of a sculpture from August 2018… Continue reading BreatheDecay and The Visitors | Lillian Tranborg’s films celebrate the coming of spring

Film-making in lockdown – Young artist Jude reflects on the City as Studio online residency

Jude joined our City as Studio online film-making residency in February 2021. In the midst of a national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group met only online and explored DIY film-making from the confines of their own surroundings. Read about what Jude learnt during the residency, and how she used found objects and… Continue reading Film-making in lockdown – Young artist Jude reflects on the City as Studio online residency

COVIDAMA (2020): A new film by Andrei Gloria

This Mother’s Day weekend, discover a short film by Andrei Gloria, celebrating the resilience of his mother, an agency nurse, and the power of creative curiosity in the face of uncertainty. “I wanted to celebrate my mum in this film. Her resilience, determination, and curiosity during the pandemic has been a massive inspiration to me. Her… Continue reading COVIDAMA (2020): A new film by Andrei Gloria