the Super 8 workshop I ran my very first film workshops at the Midlands
Arts Centre [MAC] in 1996, these workshops were about Super 8 cameras,
film stocks and filmmaking. The paticipants made a short films which
they edited [manually cut and spliced] and then projected and presented
their films at the MAC cinema.
initial workshops were a huge success and since then I have regularly
ran workshops on Super 8, 16mm cameras and film making and still
photography darkroom techniques. I've ran workshops at various venues
in Birmingham, throughout the West Midlands region and across the
our unique courses we look at how we approach our professional 'creative'
work differently when working with 'film' technology.
that film is old school, it's too expensive and too limiting are
all too common, but despite this film is still with us and remains
a valuable tool in creating moving images.
of the challenges when using film is it's not instant. After exposure
film needs to be chemically processed, printed or scanned before
it can be viewed. This lack of immediacy naturally encourages the
filmmaker in being far more disciplined, focused and decisive.
a different approach when working with film, an adrenaline rush,
the filmmaker wants most of what is filmed on 'celluloid' to be
useful. One of the biggest advantages of using film is that you
have a smaller shooting ratio and you can work faster. For more
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