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Progamme éducatif à Montréal

SUPER 8 FILMMAKING - Hands-on workshop

Dates: Sunday, February 15, 1-5 p.m. & Tuesday, March 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (6 hours)

Rate: Member: $100* / Non-member: $150*

These days, shooting on film is no longer an economic decision. Instead, it is an aesthetic choice that requires a special kind of discipline and methodology. Topics covered during this intensive workshop include: the various functions of super 8 cameras, types of film stocks, light meters and film labs for processing.

Over the course of the following week, participants will have 48 hours to shoot one roll of Super 8 film (3 minutes), using techniques of in-camera editing. During the last evening of the workshop, films shot by participants will be screened and discussed.

Goal: This workshop offers participants the chance to work with the unique medium of Super 8, while introducing them to the technical aspects of shooting on motion picture film.

*The cost of the workshop includes one cartridge of black and white Super 8 film and a 2-day rental of one Super 8 camera. Participants will have the option of hand processing their films in the workshop offered at Main Film the following week, or sending their cartridges to the lab. In both cases, all costs associated with processing are to be covered by participants.

Instructor: Brian Virostek

Brian Virostek was born in London, Ontario. He attended BealArt (1997) and Concordia University (BFA, 2000), and was given the Main Film Award for dedication and commitment to experimental film. He moved to South Korea in 2001, where he focused on musical improvisation and accompaniment of modern dance. In 2012, he completed his MFA degree in studio arts under the supervision of Richard Kerr at Concordia University. He worked as Media Preservation Specialist on the Moving Image Preservation Project within Visual Media Resources in the department of Fine Arts at Concordia University. He is a co-founder the film processing co-operative La Cuve.

For more information, or to register, contact us at 514-845-7442 or [Masqué].