OPTICAL SOUND 16MM FILM MAKING
LEARN TO SHOOT AND EDIT YOUR OWN SOUND FILM IN 4 SESSIONS + PRESENT YOUR FILM AT OUR SCREENING PARTY
In this workshop, participants will learn how to make a Black & White reversal film with an OPTICAL SOUND TRACK on 16mm! Curriculum will cover the basics of 16mm film making : exposure, lenses, filters, you'll also learn how to load, focus, run, maintain and operate the H16 Bolex Reflex camera with the additional treat of an optical sound track right on the film! This offering is unique from our Intro to 16mm film making workflow offering, because the Optical Sound workshop will focus on shooting Kodak Tri-X BW reversal film and editing in camera using multiple exposures, cross dissolves and a well planned storyboard with shot list. Participants will be hands-on the first two sessions, then during a week break you'll develop the planned shoot & sound component. In the third session we'll introduce the basics of optical sound, and you'll learn how to load, run, maintain and operate the Auricon film camera as well as the EIKI SSL-O sound projector. Participants will arrive with a digital sound file (or be ready to perform live) in order to turn sound into light, light into silver, and back again from light into sound. With your 100' roll of film we'll burn in a non-sync soundtrack, and prep the film again for your camera shoot. The goal is to create and project a black and white camera original optical sound print on 16mm which you conceive, direct, shoot, added original sound to, and edited independently. We will also discuss how to promote your short piece through a list of friendly film festivals and community venues in the greater New York area. All materials will be provided for. Finished projects will be presented at our screening party.
THURSDAYS: March 5th, 12th, and 19th from 7:00 – 9:15 PM
Saturday March 21st (ALL DAY SHOOT) from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM**
Free Screening Party on Sunday April 5th at 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.
INCLUDES: 3 classroom instruction sessions, 1 day shoot, 100 feet of Kodak Tri-X 16 mm, Reversal film lab processing by MONO, Access to camera equipment (Bolex Rex 5 Camera, POE 16-102mm zoom lens, and rewind key), Auricon Sound on Film camera, sound board, Shure SM58 mic, mixing board and pre-amp, Course packet with technical information. You'll finish with a projection-ready reversal camera original with an optical sound track, HD video transfer of finished film by Metro Post, HD, online hosting of finished film, local & international film festival entry waivers.
And you will have access to the following books related the workshop from Mono No Aware’s own reference library:
Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera: An Introductory Guide for Artists and Filmmakers by Joel Schlemowitz
Break the Machine by Kathyrn Ramey
The Filmmaker’s Handbook by Steven Ascher and Edward Pincus
Your Film and the Lab by L. Bernard Happé
COURSE CAP: Limited to 8 participants
PRICE: $325 All inclusive!