OPTICAL PRINTING TECHNIQUES

LEARN TO CONTROL TIME WITH THE JK OPTICAL PRINTER w/ MCOPY SOFTWARE CONTROLLER + PRESENT YOUR FILM AT OUR SCREENING PARTY

In this workshop participants will be introduced to optical printing as a technique for 16mm experimental film making. The course will be taught on a JK optical printer that has been specially modified to alter time and perception in all the best ways possible : ) using the open platform MCOPY Software Controller, built by Matt McWilliams. The MCOPY project, comprised of software and hardware for optical printers, built with re-purposed broken projectors. The workshop will cover the basic principles of the optical printer and introduce procedures for its use.  Optical printing is slow and exacting work.  As a group we will shoot, develop and view a very short film strip.  The workshop will demonstrate how to make tests, work with various film gauges, control exposure and color, communicate properly with laboratories, and create a variety of effects including freeze frames, slow and fast motion, re-framing, reverse direction, superimposition, bi-packing and aerial printing as this model has two projector elements!   In this workshop we will cover a lot of processes, and work collectively to create a well developed short film - everyone is encouraged to bring found or original materials to manipulate. You will leave the workshop with the knowledge to operate the machine independently. Finished projects will also be presented after the conclusion of the course at our screening party at Anthology Film Archives!

INSTRUCTION: 1 Session + Screening Party

SATURDAY:  Saturday March 7 from 10:00 - 4:00PM
Free Screening Party at ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES Sunday April 5th

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.

INSTRUCTORS:  TBD

INCLUDES:  1 classroom instruction sessions with 2 instructors, access to the JK OPTICAL PRINTER, Bolex Rex 5, Editing supplies (Vertical editing system with rewinds, viewer and EIKI 16mm projector), Course packet with technical information, HI-CON film stock, MONO library of filters, movements and gates for all small gauge formats. HD video transfer of the finished film by Metro Post, online hosting of finished film, local & international film festival entry waivers. Plus your film will premiere at Anthology Film Archives free for friends and family.

And you will have access to the following books related the workshop from Mono No Aware’s own reference library:

  • Special Optical Effects by Zoran Perisic

  • Experimental Animation: Origins of a New Art by Robert Russett and Cecile Starr

COURSE CAP:  Limited to 6 participants

PRICE: $150 All inclusive.

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