Workshop Registration

Introduction to Regular/Double 8mm Filmmaking

NOTE: This workshop is in person and require participants to wear a mask in order to attend.

Regular/Double 8mm is related to but different than both 16mm and super 8. Here you'll understand how, and shoot/process/project this unique-format film in a day. Black and white film will be shot by the group using various, simple, cameras. Together we'll process the film in the darkroom (learning what negative and reversal processing are and how they affect the resulting image from the same shot). Thirdly we'll use both a 16mm and a Regular 8mm projector to screen the film, learning how projection choice affects the effect of the movie. Participants will take away an experience of analogue motion picture making that can only come by using this least common of formats, which contrary to digital immediacy comes with hope, anxiety and anticipation: the latent image.

Regular 8mm Filmmaking Intensive Workshop includes:
Regular 8mm Camera Workshop (the film that goes around twice!)
Regular 8mm Fomapan R100 (black and white reversal)
Use of Darkroom for Processing
Chemistry for Processing
Screening of Completed Films
Completed Analogue Film 

LIFT’s Camera Theory workshop is a prerequisite for the Regular 8mm Filmmaking workshop. 

Sun 20 August 2023, 10 am - 6 pm   
(Registration deadline is Fri 18 August 5:00 pm)

Instructor: 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 $150 /member$175 /nonmember