Publications

LIFT carries out a variety of publications projects in support of our broader work in media art production. From 1985 - 2007 the organization published a regular magazine documenting happenings, controversies and DIY guides related to film production in Toronto and beyond. In 2007 LIFT discontinued the magazine to dedicate our resources to production and training. We are still publishing exhibition catalogues on a project basis and will be releasing our first book in collaboration with the Images Festival and YYZ Books in 2013.

 

The archive below includes all LIFT's magazines and our more recent exhibition catalogues for download as pdfs. Many thanks to the LIFT members who spent hundreds of hours scanning the masters of the early publications to produce this archive. Without their contribution to our collective history this project would be impossible.

 

All material is copyright of LIFT and/or the individual authors and may not be reproduced in any media without written consent. Researchers and those wishing to reprint material and/or secure higher resolution copies should contact LIFT's administration via the contact form.

LIFT Newsletter November 2003

Volume 23, Number 5

 

Table of Contents:

- Film-Crafting: An Interview with Christina Zeidler and Allyson Mitchell by Kathleen Mullen

LIFT Newsletter September 2003

Volume 23, Number 4

 

Table of Contents:

- Time Frames: An Interview with John Price by Chris Gehman

- Long Days and Nights at

LIFT Newsletter July 2003

Volume 23, Number 3

 

Table of Contents:

- Leap of Faith: An Interview with Ruba Nadda by Sarah Armenia

- A Long Way from the Shire: My

LIFT Newsletter March 2003

Volume 23, Number 2

 

Table of Contents:

- Some Physiological Effects of Film and Digital Video Making by Sarah Abbott

- Reflections

LIFT Newsletter March 2003

Volume 23,  Number 1

 

Table of Contents:

- Storyboard 2002 Profiles: Lisa Hayes, The Loop Collective, Samuel Kiehoon Lee, Christina

LIFT Newsletter November/December 2002

Volume 22, Number 6

 

Table of Contents:

- Yin Yin/Jade Love: An Interview with Carolyn Wong by Glen Miller

- Photograms

LIFT Newsletter September/October 2002

Volume 22, Number 5

 

Table of Contents:

- Super-Duper 8 by Rick Palidword

- In Process: An Interview with Brian Stockton

LIFT Newsletter July/August 2002

Volume 22, Number 4

 

Table of Contents:

- From Stage to Screen: An Interview with Ed Gass-Donnelly by Sarah Armenia
- Hawks,

LIFT Newsletter May/June 2002

Volume 22, Number 3

 

Table of Contents:

- Remebering Clint by Katharine Asals

- An Interview with Frederick Wiseman by Jonathan

LIFT Newsletter January/February 2002

Volume 22, Number 2

 

Table of Contents:

- Optical Illusion 101: A Post-Apocalyptic Review by Karyn Sandlos

- Handmade Digi

LIFT Newsletter January/February 2002

Volume 22, Number 1

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, News

- Johnny GreyEyes: An Interview with Jorge Manzano, by

LIFT 20th Anniversary 2001>2002 Canada Tour

Celluloid: Celebrating 20 Years of Independent Filmmaking

 

Screenplitting- by Daniel Cockburn

Self and Celluloid: The

LIFT Newsletter November/December 2001

Volume 21, Number 6

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, News

- Helen and the Art of Woo: and Interview with Helen Lee

LIFT Newsletter September 2001

Volume 21, Number 5

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, News, Who/What

- An Interview with Stephanie Morgenstern, by Tina

LIFT Newsletter July/August 2001

Volume 21, Number 4

 

Table of Contents:

- News, Who/What, Dates/Deadlines

- Faultlines: Diary of a Documentary Journey, by

LIFT Newsletter June 2001

Volume 21, Number 3

 

Table of Contents:

- News, Who/What, Dates/Deadlines

- (Un)Reasonable Search and Seizure in Quebec City: Lessons

LIFT Newsletter March/April 2001

Volume 21, Number 2

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, Festivals, News, Membership, Who/What

- Time Capsule, by Jason

LIFT Newsletter January/February 2001

Volume 21, Number 1

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, Festivals, Submissions, News, Membership

- Living at LIFT: an

LIFT Newsletter November/December 2000

Volume 20, Number 6

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, Festivals, Submissions, News, Membership, Who/What

- Viva

LIFT Newsletter May/June, 2000

Volume 20, Number 3

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, Submissions, Membership, Who/What

- IFFCON 2000, by Cassandra

LIFT Newsletter March/April 2000

Volume 20, Number 2

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, Festivals, News, Members, Who/What, Calendar

- Animation Website

LIFT Newsletter January/February 2000

Volume 20, Number 1

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, Festivals, Submissions, News, Membership, Who/What, Calendar

LIFT Newsletter November/December 1999

Volume 19, Number 6

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, Festivals, Submissions, News, Membership, Who/What

- The Five

LIFT Newsletter September/October 1999

Volume 19, Number 5

 

Table of Contents:

- Dates/Deadlines, Festivals, Submissions, Grants, Calendar, Who/What, Course Lists

LIFT Newsletter March April 1999

 

- Critical dates and Dubiuos Deadlines

- LIFT News

- Website Reviews

- Who/What

- Community Calendar

- Sundance,

LIFT Newsletter January/February 1999

 

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Media 100 & ProTools Technical Specs
The Annual Storyboard
Fav-How-To's from the Past
Design Your Crew

LIFT Newsletter November/December 1998

 

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Lift in Portugal, by Nick Curcin
Lift in Vienna, by Rubba Nadda
Interview with Mike Hoolboom, by Larissa Fan

LIFT Newsletter September/October 1998

 

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- The Chemical Kitchen, by Sisi Penaloza
- Colour, by Marty Bennet & Christina Zeidler
- Fish

LIFT Newsletter July August 1998

Volume 18 Number 4

 

Table of Contents:

News, Deats and Deadlines

Features; Larissa Fan, Sandra Danilovic, Tina Hahn, Heather

 

Features:

Book Review: Affect Effects "Classroom in a Book", Peter Hasek

The Effects Fix is In: Getting What You Can from After Effects, Marc LaFoy

DAT vs. ANALOG,