Polyphonic Pictures: The Short Films Of Kara Blake / les courts métrages de Kara Blake

SAW Video is proud to present the work of award-winning Montréal filmmaker Kara Blake, whose highly imaginative films explore her passion for music through various types of animation and visual spectacle. The filmmaker will be in attendance to introduce her new documentary The Delian Mode, which explores the life and work of Delia Derbyshire, an early pioneer of electronic music at the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop and co-creator of the Doctor Who theme music. The Delian Mode was the winner of the 2009 Genie Award for Best Short Documentary and the 2009 Hot Docs Award for Best Short Documentary. The Delian Mode will be preceded by a selection of Blake’s short experimental films and music videos. Blake will also give a special masterclass that will focus on the making of The Delian Mode and documentary production in general. In this masterclass, Blake will share insights with participants on obtaining interviews, finding archival footage, obtaining permission to use it, and working with both family estates and large agencies like the BBC.



February 10th 2012, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street

Free Admission



February 11th 2012, 4pm – 7pm

Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street

Admission: $25 / Limited to 15 participants

Info: http://www.sawvideo.com/resources/workshop/scheduled/sound-building-documentary












Screening Programme

Timbre (2005, 8.5 min.)

July’s Wet Dreams (2003, 3.5 min.)

Krista Muir – “Concrete Lovesong” (2009, 3 min.)

The Besnard Lakes – “Devastation” (2008, 4 min.)

Nicole Lizée Ringer (2011, 4 min.)

The Delian Mode (2009, 25 min.)


About the artist

Kara Blake siphons her creative energy into activities such as: directing short films and music videos, collaborating on installations some might call “art”, designing and compositing visuals for moving and print media and generally contemplating how to make life look more like a View-Master. Based in Montréal, Blake has produced works screened internationally at venues including the Museum of Modern Art New York, San Francisco Art Institute, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Independent Film Channel. Clients and collaborators include La Guérilla, CBC, NúFilms, MJSTP Films Inc., 7th Embassy, Île Blanche, Macumba International, Peaches and The World Provider.


Presented in collaboration with the Downtown Rideau BIA and Winterlude.

Winterlude Partner / Bal de Neige Partenaire   Chill Factor




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