Led by filmmaker-in-residence Ephraim Asili and local poet and founder of The Bloomfield House, Teajai Travis, this free workshop will interactively explore the intersection of poetry and film. Inspired by the process of Asili’s current film project, participants will film each other using a DSLR camera as they recite poetry in different locations in the downtown core. The workshop will focus on compositional framing, mise en scène, lens focus and light. The acquired footage will be played back on a projector setup at Artcite and later provided to the participants as a DVD copy. Participants are encouraged to stay for Ephraim’s screening after the workshop at 8PM.
Ephraim Asili is an African-American Artist, Filmmaker, D.J., Radio host, and traveler. Inspired by his day-to-day wanderings, Asili creates art that situates itself as a series of meditations on everyday experience and media culture. His films have screened at venues including Media City Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Wavelengths at TIFF, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.