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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.

Sat 10 August 2024, 10 am - 6 pm   
Instructor: Robin Riad

Robin Riad is an Egyptian-Canadian experimental filmmaker. Robin works primarily with analogue mediums, and likes to find new ways to mess with film. She devotes her time to the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC), the8fest, and teaching many workshops throughout the year. As one LIFT’s technicians, she supports many artists and independent filmmakers with their arts practice, and enjoys hearing about all their fun, exciting projects. When not at LIFT, Robin can be found making potions in the darkroom.

Location: 1137 Dupont Street
Category: Filmmaking Intensive
Maximum Capacity: 4
8 hours of instruction $175 /member$200 /nonmember

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