Super 8mm Filmmaking Intensive
PLEASE NOTE: Updated Date Change.
Learn all aspects of operating a Super 8mm camera, with emphasis on getting the best exposure and taking advantage of the unique features of the Super 8mm format. Learn basic elements of camera theory and the fundamentals of shooting, directing and editing your own film project. The Super 8mm Filmmaking Intensive concludes with a screening at the end of the workshop season. All participants, members and friends are welcome to attend.
Super 8mm Filmmaking Intensive includes:
- Super 8mm Camera Workshop
- Super 8mm Editing Workshop
- Camera: Super 8mm camera (one weekend rental or one weekday rental)
- Film: Ektachrome (colour) or Tri-X (black and white) Super 8mm film (one roll)
- Processing: Niagara Custom Lab (one roll)
- Editing: Four (4) hours of editing time (see details below)
- Transfer of footage to digital file at LIFT (participants must provide storage media)
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).
John Porter has been a filmmaker, performer, photographer and writer in Toronto since 1968. He has made three hundred films, mostly super 8, and performed one hundred solo shows internationally. He studied Film Production at Ryerson University and has received 5 Creation Grants from the Canada Council for the Arts. He taught his first super 8 and 16mm Film Workshop credit courses in the Summer of 2005 and 2008, at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. His community activism includes photographing and writing about local underground film activity, and advocating super 8 film and $50 film budgets.
Thanks to Niagara Custom Lab for their support of the Fall 2012 Super 8mm Filmmaking Intensive.