Workshop Registration

Experimental Animation on 16mm Film

NOTE: It is recommended that participants wear a mask for all in-person workshops.

Join us to explore the traditional art of direct animation techniques with scratching, mark-making and inking on 16mm film; stop-motion techniques with Bolexes; as well as the use of LIFT's very own Oxberry 16mm animation stand. In this two-session workshop, learn the basic principles of animation and experiment with these different analogue animation techniques, create abstract images on film to discover what works best for your creative project.

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​, 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.

part 1: Tue 20 August 2024, 6 - 10 pm   
part 2: Thu 22 August 2024, 6 - 10 pm   
(Registration deadline is Tue 20 August 5:00 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: New Take
Maximum Capacity: 6
8 hours of instruction in 2 parts$150 /member$175 /nonmember