Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop: Dreams, Gestures, and Memoir – Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

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Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop: Dreams, Gestures, and Memoir

February 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pmMarch 9, 2023 @ 3:00 pm EST

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February 14 – March 9, 2023 (8 sessions)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1–3 pm
$20 members/$55 nonmembers
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We are excited to announce this inaugural weekday afternoon workshop for older adults. The workshop is open to students of all levels, no experience necessary.

In this playful and experimental video workshop for older adults (ages 55+), participants will create short films about dreams and memories. Participants will work individually and collaboratively to conduct interviews, record and edit sound and video, and learn technical skills while exploring the artistic potential of free association, repetition, lighting, and layering. The instructor will guide students of all levels in using digital cameras, audio recorders, iPads, and Adobe Premiere editing software. The resulting short films may question the line between dream and memory or lead to a narrative story. The workshop will end with a screening and celebration of the finished work. No experience necessary, beginners welcome! All equipment provided. Space limited to 8 participants.

Register here or contact Caroline at or (716) 884-7172 with any questions!

Instructor: Avye Alexandres (

A photograph of Avye Alexandres. Behind her is a projection of a face covered in a glittering material.Avye Alexandres is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work bridges film, photography, experimental media, sculpture and performance. She has produced and exhibited her work nationally since 2005, including in Squeaky Wheel’s 2018 Workspace Residency at Silo City. She received her MFA from The University at Buffalo and a BFA from Southern Methodist University.




This Afternoon Filmmaking Workshop is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This activity is made possible by a grant provided by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies in partnership with E.A. Michelson Philanthropy and supported by Lifetime Arts.

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February 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm EST
March 9, 2023 @ 3:00 pm EST
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