In Film:Lab, 20 young people have access to support from adult professionals as they go about exploring new approaches to film production. Are a conventional motion picture camera and “genuine” 35-mm film really indispensable? Do you actually need high-end digital equipment and enormous computing power? Or is it also possible to make stylish films using a smartphone with smart apps, tablets and mini-cams? And just maybe—tools that are rather unconventional in filmmaking can produce very interesting results too!
With these questions in the back of their minds, an international crew (Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands and Switzerland) will undertake a joint experiment. There’ll be opportunities to learn and practice conventional methods, as well as to try out new stuff—visual, dramaturgical strategies and a wide range of hardware. So there’s a lot of fun in store. The first step is to get acquainted and form a crew, since collaboration is called for—brainstorming, discussing ideas, making decisions and implementing them.
The crew’s short film will be entitled “Change: The World of Tomorrow.” Serving as the set are the grounds of u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD and the Ars Electronica Festival—and thus the whole city. Festivalgoers are invited to visit Film:Lab and to attend the film’s premiere at the end of the Festival!