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Super 8 Filmmaking Intensive (Shooting and Processing)NOTE: This workshop is in person and require participants to wear a mask in order to attend.
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)
LIFT’s Camera Theory workshop is a prerequisite for the Super 8mm Filmmaking Intensive.
Sun 19 March 2023, 10 am - 6 pmInstructor: Sandy McLennan
Sandy McLennan is immersed in the local geography via cameras, sound recorders and a darkroom. A 1981 Sheridan College Media Arts graduate and a veteran Audio-Visual/Computer Technician in schools, he performed with the Canadian Opera Company at age 7, shot 35mm slides in Hong Kong in 1970, tape recorded R.Murray Schafer’s lake opera in 1981, documented a canoe trip on 16mm film, resurrected his photochemical practice and received grants to teach analogue/pinhole photography. He has exhibited motion pictures, photography, installation/performance and sound.
Location: 1137 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3
Category: Filmmaking Intensive
Maximum Capacity: 4
8 hours of instruction $175 /member$200 /nonmember