Let’s put our flesh into filmmaking!  This will be a hands-on lightning course in building confidence towards moving agilely through space wielding a solid metal, crank-motor celluloid film camera! First-time celluloid filmmakers are welcome. We will cover the basics of 16mm filmmaking: the Bolex camera, 16mm film, lenses, framing and continuity, in-camera editing, projection, and problem solving. Experienced filmmakers curious about moving camera technique and documenting the moving body will also benefit.

Over 3 sessions, each individual will participate in the production of a class film with a movement artist as well as conceive and shoot their own ‘embodied camera’ film. We will also watch a series of films and discuss topics such as presence, reflexivity, movement techniques, subjectivity and control. All equipment, film materials, and processes will be provided.  However, you will need to find actors/movers, space and whatever props you should want in conjunction with your shooting schedule. Please also have a location in mind within reasonable range from Mono No Aware for your shoot on Sunday, June 23.


Image credit (Left Eryka Dellenbach RIGHT Xuezi Zhang)

INSTRUCTION: 3 Sessions + Screening Party

THURSDAYS :  June 13, 20, and 27 from 7 - 9:30 PM Sunday June 23 (ALL DAY SHOOT) from 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Screening Party on Sunday, AUGUST 4TH @ ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

LOCATION: MONO HQ 33 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY 5 min walk from 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, B, D, N, Q, R, & G trains. (June 23 and 27) Whitney Browne Studio @ 830 Broadway NYC 1000 (June 13 & 20)

INSTRUCTOR/S:  Eryka Dellenbach and Brighid Greene

INCLUDES:  3 sessions, shoot day, and screening party. All equipment, film materials, and processes will be provided. Each student will receive one 100 foot roll of black & white FOMA 16mm reversal film and will have their film transferred digitally.  Finished work will be projected on film at the conclusion of the course at the FREE screening party. We will provide a list of 16mm friendly film festivals and venues.

COURSE CAP:  Limited to 6 participants

PRICE: $300 All inclusive!