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

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