UB7Creative Social Group Schedule

Drop in sessions 7pm-9pm Southlands Arts Centre
75, The Green, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7PW

29 Oct 2018 The Horror
Film challenge – Halloween Horror shoot

12 Nov 2018 Edit in the back of the net
Edit God ManRay Mitchell-êtoure leads a step by step  journey through the edit process with 
the rushes from last sessions horror shoot. Watch, Learn and become Zen with editting

 

26 Nov 2018 Sandy’s Locke Challenge
Film challenge – Using ‘Locke’ as a start point 

10 Dec 2018 Art School Bake Off
Xmas special: Bad Art Baker 2018
enter your edible Art show stoppers for the Kudos of winning the golden BAB

21 Jan 2019 Monoprint Ninjas are GO!
Print, Ink, Lino cut, scratch and press your way to printing Nirvana

04 Feb 2019 Photon Hole #1
Analogue photography series: pinhole camera building workshop Lead by the mighty Tobias Juggs

18 Feb 2019 Photon Hole #2
Analogue photography series: 
pinhole camera Developing workshop Lead by the mighty Tobias Juggs

04 Mar 2019 Charity Pop#1
pop music workshop part One
writing a charity pop record, Marketing strategy and band styling

18 Mar 2019 Charity Pop#2
pop music workshop part two:
Recording our charity pop record

01 Apr 2019 Show and Tell
Bring share your personal projects with the group

15 Apr 2019 Big Fish, Little Fish
Cardboard box boned sculpture challenge

29 Apr 2019 Mural NOT Murial!
Giant Biodegradable Mural anyone?

13 May 2019 Great Artists Steel –
remix, rejig create new from existing work

27 May 2019 Blue Monday –
Cyanotype print making workshop

Previous Sessions……..

15 Oct 2018 Attack Of The Selfies

01 Oct 2018 Stop Motion Animation

17 Sep 2018 Documentary storytelling 

03 Sep 2018 Presentation and Framing

20 Aug 2018 Show and Tell

06 Aug 2018 Time, Time, Time

30 July 2018 School Trip

23 July 2018 Soap show and site specific miniatures

08 July 2018 Soap Testimonials

09 July 2018 The Message

25 June 2018 The Kids From Fame

11 June 2018 Soap Box Fury

Some may call it Revenge of The Theatre of Fruit. In this 2 hour session we will write, direct, perform, shoot and edit five episodes of the as yet un-named high drama soap opera ‘_________’ ‘________’ upload it to our Youtube channel and become over-night sensations, legends in our own lunchtime, superstars of the interweb.

Will it be fast and furious? yes madam.
Will you I learn something about making and editing video? indeed madam.

The tea break : If there is time for a tea break we will be doing well
Referenced Artists:  Eastenders, Coronation street, Brookside,

7pm-9pm Southlands Arts Centre
75, The Green, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7PW

 30th April 2018 s1e05 ‘Painting at The Speed Of Light’

Light Painting session lead by Toby V.
Master light painting techniques and squeeze a bit more camera know how between your ears whilst making some white hot art.
We will be employing multiple light sources with a sprinkling of off camera flash – fireworks, torches, fairy lights, maybe even a toaster to create some scrumptious still images.
More on this session

The tea break  : Photography, photography, photography. All questions answered, if it keeps you up at night and involves a camera now is the time.

7pm-9pm Southlands Arts Centre 75, The Green, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7PW

 14th May 2018 s1e06 ‘Spontaneous Tongue and Groove’

Free improvisation music and performance
This session we will form a free improvising orchestra, take a listen to some found instruments and found sounds, work with alternative scores and record an original Film soundtrack live. Sound like fun?
See more on this session

The tea break : Sound recording basics, free improvisation and music making inspiration. Referenced Artists / further reading :
Evan Parker, John Edwards, Stockhausen, Whale oil, Chris Watson

7pm-9pm Southlands Arts Centre 75, The Green, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7PW

180430 ‘Painting at the speed of Light’

This session took place Monday 30th March 2018 – scroll down for a summary 

30th April 2018
Season 1 episode 5 ‘Painting at The Speed Of Light’

Light Painting session lead by Toby V.
Master light painting techniques and squeeze a bit more camera know how between your ears making white hot art while you are at it.
We will get to grips with multiple light sources, take in a sprinkling of off camera flash, fireworks, fairy lights, maybe even a toaster to create some scrumptious still images.


Picasso paints with light

The tea break  : Photography, photography, photography. your questions answered and worries eased. If it keeps you awake at night and involves baffling camera buttons and a manual in Mandarin, now is the time to ask.

Session Summary:

Lots of fun in this session run by the one and only Toby Vandevelde see video and gallery below to get a taste…

Light Painting Articles and inspiration

Article on Picasso painting with light

strobist review of light painting book – great pics

playlist of Light painting videos with different techniques and tools

180708 ‘Bad Art part 1’ (The Bad Art Boot camp)

8th July 2018
Season 1 episode 9 ‘Bad Art part 1’ (The Bad Art Boot camp)

Whatever your flavour this session is going to encourage you to finish what you started or even start what you haven’t started, finish it and become an all conquering leg end.

In the second session of this series we will be making some seriously Bad Art and putting it up for auction but before we get to that second part we will go through this gruelling bootcamp where Lambs will become Lions….

180611 ‘Soap Box Fury’

11th June 2018
Season 1 episode 7 ‘Soap Box Fury’
Some may call it Revenge of The Theatre of Fruit But in this 2 hour session we will write, direct, perform, shoot and edit five episodes of the as yet un-named high drama soap opera ‘_________’ ‘________’ upload it to our Youtube channel and become over-night sensations, legends in our own lunchtime, superstars of the interweb.

Get a good grasp of Filmmaking, video and storytelling skills in a short space of time. learn how to work fast and effectively understand where to focus your effort learning delightful phrases like ‘diminishing returns’. Discover the joys of working as part of an organised group and whilst your head spins from of overcoming the impossible come to terms with how making a great end product is only half the job.

Will it be fast and furious? yes madam.
Will you I learn something about making and editing video? indeed madam.
Will it be fun? Oui monsieur it will be très bon.

The tea break : If there is time for a tea break we will be doing well
Referenced Artists further reading : Eastenders, Coronation street, Brookside,

7pm-9pm Southlands Arts Centre
75, The Green, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7PW

180514 ‘Spontaneous Tongue and Groove’

14th May 2018
Season 1 episode 6 ‘Spontaneous Tongue and Groove’

In this session we will explore free improvisation in music. If you have an instrument or an object that makes great sound please do bring it. We will also be recording  found sounds and making some music with alternative scores. The climax of this session will be  recording an original soundtrack to the as yet unreleased blockbusting art film UB7 the movie.

The tea break : Sound recording basics, music and recording audio inspiration
Referenced Artists: Evan Parker, John Edwards, Whale oil, Chris Watson, Stockhausen

Free Improvisation Articles and Music inspiration

inspirational music videos from our youtube playlist

found sound / junk instrument videos

Audio recording / Chris Watson

180416 ‘Theatre Of Fruit’

This session took place Monday 16th March 2018 – scroll down for a summary UB7creativeSocial SERIES 1 EP#4 ‘Theatre Of Fruit’

session outline:

MONDAY 16th APRIL ‘The Theatre Of Fruit’

Discover possibilities for storytelling with puppets and animation.
In this session we go large on puppets, have a crack at stop motion and make a romantic comedy with a bag of garlic and a ripe banana
animation / storytelling / puppets / sound / light / video

session report:

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Fantastic rising phoenix shadow puppet made in this session

 

The plan for this session was to get a rounded toe dip in a few different types of puppetry and animation – we planned to make some shadow puppets, animate everyday objects in real time, then try some stop motion animation producing a short show. However a two hour session flies by and the group got so wrapped up in making shadow puppets that the animation and vegetable rom-com part got put on ice for a future session!

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shadow puppets by group members

Shadows are a great way to tell a story and can be made from inexpensive materials. A white sheet with a lamp or torch behind it for a screen. We cut our puppet shapes from black card which is great for making these kind of puppets but you can use many things to make interesting shadows.

If you are wondering what apples have to do with shadow puppets refer to the top of this page! you can see in the next batch of pictures our shadow screen – a white sheet with a torch behind it and some of the paper cut outs held up between the torch and the screen to create a shadow.

This video is a montage of what we ended up with – more of a record of the puppets we made that evening than a fantastically crafted story but quite possibly the worlds first black and white Fishing Monster movie!

Moving clips and pictures of the session in this video:

have a look at the videos below for inspiration on shadow puppets and puppets in general more like these being added to the resources and inspiration section on this site

180402 ‘Communication Breakdown’

SERIES 1 EP#3
MONDAY 2nd APRIL 2018 ‘Communication Breakdown’

Direct actors, models and cameras. Get organised and more productive.
Be clear in in your story and communicate well. Take your story beyond the page, find your audience and be awesome.
 

7-9pm southlands arts centre
75, the green, west drayton, middlesex. UB7 7PW
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Production / Direction / Actors & models / Organisation 

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