16mm Filmmaking Intensive

Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

Make a 16mm film in this filmmaking intensive. Learn to shoot with the Bolex camera, edit on the flatbed and experiment with optical printing with the JK. This workshop includes film, equipment and facilities rental time (see details below).

Bolex 16mm Camera Workshop
Learn to operate LIFT’s most versatile film camera and gain a solid foundation in 16mm filmmaking.


Optical Printing with the JK Workshop

Learn the basics of Optical Printing, including step printing, skip printing, superimposition, and bipacking film on LIFT’s JK optical printer.

Editing on Film Workshop
Edit your film by hand and learn how to use a flatbed editor. The 16mm Filmmaking Intensive concludes with a screening at the end of the workshop season. All participants, members and friends are welcome to attend.

16mm Filmmaking Intensive includes:

• Bolex 16mm Camera Workshop

• Optical Printing with the JK Workshop

• Editing on Film Workshop

• Camera: Bolex 16mm camera (one weekend rental or one weekday rental)

• Film: ORWO UN54 or N74 black and white 16mm film stock (200ft)

• Processing of film at Niagara Custom Lab

• JK Optical Printer: Four (4) hours of rental time (see details)

• Editing: Four (4) hours of flatbed editing time (see details)


LIFT’s Camera Theory workshop is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for the 16mm Filmmaking Intensive. All equipment and facilities credits must be used by Friday December 21, 2012. Non-members must book equipment and facilities time during LIFT office hours (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm).



Marcos Arriaga (Bolex 16mm Camera), Alexi Manis (Optical Printing with the JK) and Alexi Manis (Editing on Film).

Thanks to ORWO North America and Niagara Custom Lab for their support of the Fall 2012 16mm Filmmaking Intensive.


www.orwona.com and www.niagaracustomlab.com