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Synes Elischka

SUN 14:30-17:00

Filming intimate things with a camera often feels like trying to mix water and oil: it can be really tricky to be comfortable, when you are mostly paying attention on getting some nice pictures.

In this workshop we will show you a simple trick that will open up a world of possibilities.

The aim of the workshop is to notice and unlearn problematic conventions about camera use, and to explore new ways of treating the camera more like any other tool for play, just like ropes or floggers.

We will learn to prioritise the human connection, instead of the camera and the filmed material.

This workshop is held in English.

What happens in the workshop?

The workshop has two parts: we will start by learning the basics of Cameraplay with a few couple exercises, and then split into groups for the second part, where we’ll have a short play session to apply what we learned.

Each of us will be in front and behind the camera at some point during the workshop.

For whom is the workshop?

This workshop is open for anyone interested in exploring this topic together with other participants. It doesn’t matter if you have never used a camera before or if you are a professional photographer/cinematographer: you will definitely learn something new.

If using a camera for filming intimate things sounds utterly terrifying to you or maybe it is something that you might find exciting, you are welcome to explore those emotions in a safe and caring environment.

Will I need to bring something, is there a dress code, how do I prepare?

* Any video (or photo) camera that you have and want to play with. Make sure you leave nothing precious on the memory card, you’re going to delete everything that’s on it during the

workshop :) Smartphones are not allowed.
* Any tools or things that you enjoy playing with, like ropes, floggers...
* Bring also additional things like toys, props, weird things, costumes, fabrics, flowers or other objects you find in nature for playplay.
* Comfortable clothes.


Is there nudity in the workshop?

No full nudity, but being topless is ok… 

Synes Elischka is a film maker doing research at ELO film school, while also adventuring around queer erotica with UusiAaltoPorno Collective.


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