In this 2-day workshop, a small group of 8 participants will work closely with our visiting artist Tomonari Nishikawa to learn a multiple-exposure technique on the Bolex camera created through the used of complex mattes, a technique that Tomonari has applied to many of his own 16mm films. On the 1st day, after hands-on instructions about the camera and light meter, participants will make several mattes using filter holders then shoot a test roll of on Kodak Tri-X B/W film (200ASA). We will process the film immediately to check if the mattes and exposure would work as desired. On the 2nd day, pairs of participants will go outside and shoot on EKTACHROME color reversal film (100D) to each create their own short film using this technique. We will send this film to a lab for processing and present the films at our screening party.

TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS:  March 28th, 29th, 11:00AM – 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.

INSTRUCTORS:  Tomonari Nishikawa

INCLUDES: 2 classroom instruction sessions, Test on Kodak Tri-X B/W film and hand processing, 50′ of EKTACHROME color reversal 16mm film, lab processing, access to camera equipment, filter holders and tripod, 16mm projector, informational course packet, 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:

  • Special Optical Effects by Zoran Perisic

  • Experimental Filmmaking and the Motion Picture Camera: An Introductory Guide for Artists and Filmmakers by Joel Schlemowitz

  • Break the Machine by Kathyrn Ramey

  • Your Film and the Lab by L. Bernard Happé

COURSE CAP:  Limited to 8 participants

PRICE: $325 All inclusive!