Sat, May 07|
Low-Tech Underwater Filming Workshop with Becky Thera
Becky Thera shares her accessible and poetic underwater filming techniques in this female-identified & non-binary person-centered workshop.
Time & Location
May 07, 2022, 12:00 p.m. CST – May 08, 2022, 3:00 p.m. CST
Regina, 1822 Scarth St, Regina, SK S4P 2G3, Canada
About the Event
DATES: Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, 2022
TIMES: 12- 3 PM, both days
LOCATIONS: University of Regina Aquatic Centre
(Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport, 3737 Wascana Parkway)
Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative
(#301, 1822 Scarth Street)
Learn accessible, affordable, and poetic underwater filming techniques from artist Becky Thera, who will exhibit her work at the Art Gallery of Regina (AGR) in June 2023. Informed by her background in synchronized swimming, Becky has developed unique techniques and expertise in "low-tech" underwater filming.
In this hands-on, female-identified and gender non-conforming person-centred workshop, co-developed and co-presented by the AGR and Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, participants will apply experimental methods to capture Go-Pro footage of professional dancers and synchronized swimmers at the U of R aquatic centre. The following day, participants will review their footage together and benefit from collegial discussion to develop critical perspectives supported by material concerns.
While a lifeguard will be onsite, the workshop will take place in the deep end of the pool. Participants must be comfortable swimming and treading water for extended periods of time. To get the most out of this unique opportunity, participants should bring a swimming suit and be prepared to spend the entire three hours in the pool.
Day 1: Participants meet at the University of Regina Aquatic Centre.
To ensure we make the most of our limited time with the pool and models, participants will meet outside the aquatic centre doors to form working groups and discuss the workshop objectives. Using waterproof equipment, they work with Becky to film models in the pool, learn about available light sources, embrace happy accidents, and develop affordable and accessible underwater filming methods.
Day 2: Participants meet at Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative for collective viewing and "mini crit" of footage captured the previous day.
Parking at the University of Regina is free in all “M” lots on the weekend. “M” lots close to the Aquatic Centre are 6, 7, and 8. Parking is also available in in Lot 10 with in the community parking area.
The following conditions apply to anyone entering the Aquatic centre, including workshop participants:
• Has not travelled internationally in the past 14 days;
• Has not visited a COVID-19 high-risk area, region or location in Canada during the last 14 days;
• Does not knowingly have COVID-19;
• Is not experiencing known symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, and if the User experiences such symptoms during the activities will immediately depart from the Facilities;
• Has not, in the past 14 days, knowingly come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, including practicing physical distancing and will do so to the best of the User’s ability during the activities.
Tuition-free places in this workshop are available for female-identified and gender non-conforming people.
Simply email a few sentences or a short video of yourself telling us why you'd like to take the Low-Tech Underwater Filming workshop to email@example.com
Register here through Eventbrite, hope to see you there!