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Optical Printing with the JK

NOTE: This workshop is in person. It is recommended that participants wear a mask while on the premises.

Learn the basics of optical printing with LIFT’s user friendly JK optical printer in this hands-on workshop. Optical printing allows filmmakers to re-photograph to film. Typically used for copying and restoring old film material, filmmakers take advantage of the machine’s flexibility to use for experimental film projects. Topics include: step printing, superimposition, bipacking film and blowing up 8mm and Super 8mm footage to 16mm. Participants will watch and discuss a variety of optically printed films, and have an opportunity to practice hands-on exercises to familiarize themselves with this versatile piece of equipment. Discover the aesthetic possibilities available using the LIFT's JK Optical Printer.


Sat 9 December 2023, 10 am - 4 pm   
Instructor: Marcos Arriaga

Marcos Arriaga was born in Lima, Peru. He graduated from San Martin de Porres University in Lima with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 1985. Marcos immigrated to Canada in 1987 and graduated from the Sheridan College Media Arts Film Program in 1995. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production at York University in 2003. Marcos has completed twelve short films and two medium long documentaries, which have been shown widely in Canada and internationally.

Location: 1137 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3
Category: Creative Practises
Maximum Capacity: 6
6 hours of instruction $100 /member$125 /nonmember

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