Other People's Crafts: Workshop 01 - Film Lighting

Sat 1 Oct 2022 || 10am - 2pm

Free, booking essential

Learn about the use of lighting in film through a theoretical introduction and a hands-on tutorial



Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK

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Delve into the technicalities of film lighting at this free workshop, prioritising and supporting women and non-binary film directors whose work deals with queerness.

Other People's Crafts are workshops devised by the film production company Other People’s Films, to bring together talented and like-minded individuals. You’ll learn about the technicalities of lighting for film and video, and how you can apply it to your projects. Led by established Lighting Director of Photography Sarraa, we’ll explore lighting through a theoretical introduction and hands-on tutorial, developing your knowledge, language, and confidence lighting film scenes and working with film professionals and technicians. Join us to learn new skills, meet, exchange and pave the way to new collaborations.

Please bring your smartphone to the workshop, to use for filming.

event organiser and workshop leader

Other People's Films

Other People's Films is a film production company and collective founded by Antonia Luxem and May Ziadé. Its aims are twofold: to produce ambitious films and moving image work that sit at the intersection of experimental and narrative, and to develop the careers of women, non-binary and trans moving image and film directors.


Sarraa is an Egyptian Director of Photography, she holds a BSc in Genetics and Genomics from UC Davis and a Masters in Cinematography from Goldsmiths, University of London. She completed the "16mm and 35mm camera familiarization workshop" at National Film & TV School (NFTS) and "Introduction to Theater Directing'' course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Sarraa is a passionate storyteller, interested in telling the stories of the human body and soul through photography, poetry and film. Her recent projects include Home (2020), One For the Road (2021) and A Particular Friend (2022- Funded by BFI Network- NI Screen). Two of her latest films have been screened at over 20 film festivals around the U.S and Europe.

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further workshops

This event marks the launch of an itinerant workshop series by Other People's Films, that aim to develop the technical filmmaking skills of women and non-binary film directors. Their upcoming workshops will include insights into the craft of grips and riggers, pre-viz and in-camera VFX technologies, stunts people, and we’ll have workshops inspired by other departments that tend to be cis-male dominated.

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PART OF Autograph's 2022 Open Call

Each year, Autograph has an Open Call for event proposals from emerging cultural producers who are working on a new or early stage project. For successful applicants, Autograph provides a budget, curatorial fee, and support to help make the event happen. This event is a result of our 2022 Open Call.

Ticketing policy

Autograph's events are popular, and often sell out. We recommend booking a ticket in advance. You do not need to bring your paper ticket to the event.

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Banner image: Photograph Marika Kochiashvili.

Images on page: 1) Other People's Films. 2) Sarraa. Photograph by Jonathas Nazareth. 3) Autograph. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell.