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[NEW] Hands on Super 8mm Workshop

January 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Details

Date:
January 17, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
£249.95 - £299.94

Venue

Raindance Film Centre
10 Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE United Kingdom
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Phone:
0207 287 3833
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Cosina_SSL_766_Macro_-_Super_8mm_film_cameraSuper 8mm is the entry level film format historically used for home movies. Its soft grainy textures have long been the favourite of professional filmmakers who exploit Super 8mm's qualities for any movie requiring a special and filmic 'look'.

Raindance presents a 2 Saturday workshop - seperated by a month - to allow students to learn the basics of using Super 8mm (week one) , and then shoot a roll of TRI-X 200D B/W Reversal Super 8 Film (provided) and view and discuss the rushes (week two).

If you are serious about working with film stock, or interested in expanding the types of formats you feel comfortable with, this is the course for you.

Limited places. Book online now or call Raindance 0207 930 3412.

Your tutors are two of this country's most experienced Super 8mm filmmakers:
Julian Hand
And Douglas Hart
Best known as a musician - he was the founding bass player of The Jesus And Mary Chain  - Douglas has been shooting on Super 8mm since the early 1990's.

Before Sessions Begin:

1.  Participants must provide their own camera! We will be providing links to places where you can get one on the cheap, join the Facebook group to keep up to date with out posts! https://www.facebook.com/events/352858278223266/

2. All participants will receive a handout giving them information on the Super 8mm medium and the workshops proceedings. Please make yourself familiar with this handout before the first session.

The handout includes information on...

  • Cameras and the various functions they offer.
  • The type of film they will shoot on and its limitations (what environment, lighting conditions etc).
  • In camera editing.

3. Pre shoot planning

  • Group members will be asked to compile a mini project plan/synopsis to present on the 1st session
  • Plan will include a project outline, rationale, some influences, story board.
  • We will provide info and examples of how this can be done as part of the hand out.

Saturday 17th January
Workshop session 01 - Introduction to S8mm

What you will Learn:

The basics of using Super 8mm will be explained using lecture, demonstration and workshop exercises. You will learn to shoot your own film under the supervision of the tutors.

Morning session: 10am - 1:30pm

  • Brief introduction to ourselves as filmmakers.
  • Members introduce themselves to one another.
  • Brief introduction to the class and its proceedings.
  • We take a look at the members' cameras and assess their functionality.

Group members will the individually present their ideas. During the presentation Douglas and Julian will inform members on the technical details and methods of approach to their project. Group discussion will also be promoted to encourage ideas.

Break for Lunch: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Afternoon Session: 2:30pm - 6pm

Continuation of group members presentations and screenings.

A special presentation: introduction to Super 8mm filmmaking via a mini screening of works (shorts) in various styles and genres.

At the end of the days session each member will each be given a single cartridge of film on which to shoot.

Participants will have from Sunday 26th to Wed 29th to shoot the cartridge of film. Exposed cartridges MUST be be returned to the Raindance Film Centre on Thursday 30th. Cartridges are then express shipped to Switzerland for processing.

Please note: Douglas Hart is available for tutoring on your shoot. Please contact Raindance for details of additional costs.

Saturday 28th February
Workshop session 02 - Group Screening and Discussion/ Introduction to the Experimental

Morning session: 10am - 1:30pm

Screening of participants' film

Break for Lunch: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Afternoon Session: 2:30pm - 6pm

Group critique and appraisal continued.

  • Demonstration and tutorial of basic home projection and cine transfer techniques.
  • Introduction to experimental film techniques.
  • Screening of avant garde/experimental film works showing examples of experimental techniques in film manipulation.

Hands on session

Using blank and used film reels participants try experimental techniques on S8mm film.

You will learn advanced techniques of splicing, scratching, bleaching, film burning via projector and painting directly on to film using paint, and inks.

Who should attend:

Writers, directors, camerapeople, actors interested in  learning how to use and integrate Super8mm into their filmmaking and storytelling projects.

About the tutors:

Douglas HartFew people have shot more Super 8mm than Douglas Hart

Douglas is perhaps best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of Scottish band The Jesus and Mary Chain, but has since gone on to become a respected and accomplished music video director, directing over 100 music videos for the likes of My Bloody Valentine, The Pet Shop Boys, The Horrors, The Vaccines, Mystery Jets, Pete Doherty, The Libertines, Spiritualized, Paul Weller, Primal Scream and the Manic Street Preachers.

Hart's distinctive style is recognisable for its minimalism and bold use of colour, and is organic, almost human. He once said "a good video should give you something of the personality of the person - some sort of insight into your performer.

His first narrative short, Brasil 70 - Brazil '70, The Sexiest Kickoff
& Long Distance Information screened at Sundance 2014 and at a host of international film festivals.

 

Julian_HandJulian Hand is an experimental filmmaker and light show artist.
Since graduating from Camberwell Collage of Arts UAL in Graphic Design his work over the past decade has been featured, screened and performed at music & film festivals and international galleries in the UK and internationally. He currently lives and works in London.

His work endeavours to utilize lost, dying or redundant methods of visual manipulation and reinstate them here in the present with the desire to create a rich visual tapestry of multimedia elements new and old, analogue and digital.

He has been experimenting with Cine film (8mm, 16mm) and various forms of light projection both slide and cine for well over a decade and has incorporated these elements into experimental video works, music videos, site- specific installations and light show performances.

He has worked with various bands and record labels in the production/direction of music videos and extensively on the live circuit via his light show performances.

He has been a long standing visual collaborator with The Oscillation and has had the opportunity to have worked and performed with a multitude of bands and musicians including Sky Saxon of the Seeds, Toy, Zombie Zombie, The Black Angels, Clinic, Mama Rosin, The Silver Apples, The Crystal Stilts, Freakapuss, Heavenly Records, DC Recordings, All Time Low Productions, Moi J'Connais, Hands in the Dark Records and many more.

The projects and collaborations are ongoing.

Raindance
Since 1992 Raindance has been offering advice and support for independent filmmakers. We started the Raindance Film Festival in 1993, and the British Independent Film Awards in 1998.

Most of our year is spent training thousands of new and established filmmakers in all aspects of film. Among high profile alumni are Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins), David Yates (Harry Potter), Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn – who actually met at a Raindance course. Raindance training is one of the world’s largest catering for over 3000 students per year.

In 2011 we launched an innovative Postgraduate Film Degree with Staffordshire University and the Independent Film Trust.

The 24th Raindance Film Festival has now released it's 2016 festival trailer: a homage to Stephen Spielberg who celebrates his 70th birthday this year:

In 2014 we relaunched our production arm, Raw Talent with the feature Deadly Virtues.

Details

Date:
January 17, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
£249.95 - £299.94

Venue

Raindance Film Centre
10 Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
0207 287 3833
Premium Members get this course for £254.95 inc VATJoin Now!