JOIN US THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 6th 7th & 8th
FOR THE BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION OF
EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING AND THE MOTION PICTURE CAMERA
BY JOEL SCHLEMOWITZ
RSVP NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THE BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH 2019
DATE/S & LOCATION/S:
FRIDAY EVENING : Book Release 6-9 PM Screening program 9-11PM
SATURDAY : Workshops & Demos in Downtown Brooklyn New York, Details and location to be announced to those who RSVP,
SUNDAY : Pot-luck picnic in Downtown Brooklyn New York. Details and location to be announced to those who RSVP,
PRICE: Free to attend.
Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera is an ideal book for students interested in the origins of moving image and its contemporary variants. It details history, methods, and concepts inherent to experimental uses of the camera, providing a solid foundation of techniques for filmmakers to build upon. At this special book release party the $40 publication will be available in-person at a discounted rate of $32! Plus, the release will be followed by a screening of films highlighted in the book.
This book, Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera: An Introductory Guide for Artists and Filmmakers, is an introductory guide to experimental filmmaking, surveying the practical methods of experimental film production as well as the history, theory, and aesthetics of experimental approaches. The book explains the basic mechanism of the camera before going on to discuss slow and fast motion filming, single-frame time lapse, the long take, camera movement, workings of the lens, and the use of in-camera effects such as double-exposure. A comprehensive guide to using the 16mm Bolex camera is provided. Strategies for making films edited in camera are covered. A range of equipment beyond the basic non-sync camera is surveyed. The movie diary and film portrait are examined, along with the work of a range of experimental filmmakers including Stan Brakhage, Rudy Burckhardt, Paul Clipson, Christopher Harris, Peter Hutton, Takahiko Iimura, Marie Losier, Rose Lowder, Jonas Mekas, Marie Menken, Margaret Rorison, Guy Sherwin, and Tomonari Nishikawa.
Joel is an experimental filmmaker who works with 16mm film, shadowplay, magic lanterns, and stereographic media. His short works have been shown at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and Tribeca Film Festival and have received awards from the Chicago Underground Film Festival, The Dallas Video Festival, and elsewhere. Shows of installation artworks include Anthology Film Archives, and Microscope Gallery. He also teaches experimental film-making at The New School and was the Resident Film Programmer and Arcane Media Specialist at the Morbid Anatomy Museum.
Founded in 2007, MONO began as an exhibition of expanded cinema, presenting works that blended live film projection with live sound or performance. Based in Brooklyn, NY, MONO NO AWARE presents monthly artist-in-person screenings, organizes affordable analogue filmmaking workshops, facilitates equipment rentals, operates a film distribution initiative, plans cinema field trips, and hosts an annual exhibition for contemporary artists and international filmmakers whose work incorporates Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm or altered light projections as part of a live performance or installation.