For puppeteers, actors, musicians, film makers, film animators, writers and directors (students and professionals)
From Monday, March 6, 2017 to Wednesday, March 8, 2017
From 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and to 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
By using video and cctv cameras, projectors and simple technology, we can explore objects, puppets and the human body to discover a new type of cinema. Combining these discoveries with the more traditional forms of performance, we can create ‘Micro Cinema Theatre’.
During this practical workshop we will be using a multitude of objects and materials and constructing environments to film and improvising performance.
We will explore hidden movements and unlock tiny details that are normally lost in a theatre space and we will play with scale, focus, light, sound and music and explore 2 and 3 dimensional worlds. Some objects have more metaphor and meaning than others so we will try to discover which materials work best for the story we are trying to tell.
Number of participants: 12
Gavin Glover is known as a founder member of FaultyOptic Theatre of Animation who toured their surreal and unique adult puppet shows around the world since 1988. In 2011, Gavin became a freelance Theatre Director, Designer and Maker specializing in puppetry and visual theatre for an adult audience.
Now he creates challenging performance works which/that explore the mixture of puppets, acting, clowning, video, movement and dance – in fact whatever is necessary to create a highly intricate and intriguing theatre.
Over the last 5 years he has worked for the National Theatre of Scotland as Associate Designer on a number of productions and the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow in Scotland where he is now based.
Gavin has taught at many different theatre schools in Europe such as ESNAM – École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette (Charleville-Mézières), Central School of Speech and Drama (London), Royal Holloway, University of London, London School of Puppetry, Vincent Dance Theatre.