Past Workshop Descriptions

Super 8 Filmmaking Intensive (Shooting and Processing)

NOTE: It is recommended that participants wear a mask for all in-person workshops. Class A and Class B are the same workshops offered on different dates.

This hands-on workshop is a kick starter to get you going on experimenting with Super 8 filmmaking. Learn the various aspects of operating a Super 8 film camera, hand processing then projecting; taking advantage of the unique features of this format and  all-analog creation.

With the guidance of your instructor, participants will learn the specifics of the Super 8 format and some camera techniques. Exposing using the various capabilities of the camera, we'll explore and shoot a group cartridge in both black & white and colour.

Next steps will include and introduction to negative and reversal processing techniques, and the group will have an opportunity practive processing wtih the black & white and colour cartridges of film. The day will be completed with a group screening and discussion. Beginners and experienced filmmakers alike will find this workshop informative and inspiring.

Super 8 Filmmaking Intensive includes:
• Super 8 camera introduction and shoot
• Super 8 processing introduction and developing
• Super 8 projection
• Film: Super 8 Tri-X (black and white, reversal) and Super 8 Ektachrome reversal
• Transfer film to a digital file at LIFT (participants must provide storage media)

This workshop includes all film, darkroom chemistry, and supplies for use during the workshop. LIFT’s Camera Theory workshop is a prerequisite for the Super 8mm Filmmaking Intensive. This workshop is recommended as a companion to the Experimenting with Super 8​, Animating Analogue​, Bolex, Arri SRII 16mm and Aaton XTR Prod Super 16mm Cameras, Darkroom Play with 16mm Colour Film, Hand Processing Black and White Film and Hand Processing Colour Film workshops.

Category: Filmmaking Intensive
Maximum Capacity: 4
8 hours of instruction $175 /member$200 /nonmember

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