MONO NO AWARE is proud to offer filmmaking workshops in Brooklyn, NY. Workshops are limited to 10 persons or less, providing an intimate hands-on learning experience. Instructors are locally-based, practicing filmmakers and artists looking to share their years of knowledge and experience. Workshop materials; film stock, film processing, film cameras, editing equipment, HD video transfer of finished work and online hosting of your finished film are all inclusive. At the end of each workshop there is a FREE public screening open to you and your friends. Each session, MONO NO AWARE partners with local and international film festivals to offer entry waivers to all our participants. To assist you in entering your work, MONO NO AWARE will host your finished film on our Vimeo+ channel.
Please read our list of workshop policies below before registering.
2015 Workshop Offerings:
Laura Bartzcak is an dance artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. Her experiments in Super 8mm film are inspired by movement, body language, and choreography. As a performer and choreographer her works have been presented throughout the city by organizations such as AUNTS, Movement Research, and TAB. Her film works have been installed in galleries and venues throughout NYC including Gina Gibney Dance Center, Mono NO Aware, DCTV, Lot 45, and Secret Project Robot among others. Laura recently led a workshop on stop motion animation for dancers in Puebla, Mexico.
Bill Brand is an artist, educator and film preservationist. His experimental and documentary films, videos and installations have exhibited extensively worldwide in museums, microcinemas, and on television since the early 1970's. His 1980 public artwork, Masstransiscope, a moving image mural in a NYC subway tunnel that is animated by the passing trains, is in the permanent collection of the MTA Arts and Design. Since 1976 he has operated BB Optics, a service specializing in archival preservation of small gauge films and films by artists. He is currently Professor of Film and Photography at Hampshire College and Adjunct Professor in the graduate Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at New York University.
Rachael Guma is a filmmaker and sound artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Through her experiments with Super 8 film and analog sound, Rachael strives to create an engaging live viewing experience that embraces the idiosyncratic qualities of technology, while maintaining a hand-crafted approach to her output. Ever since graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute, her films have screened at the San Francisco Cinematheque, RX Gallery, Mono No Aware, Northern Flickers, Microscope Gallery, and AXWFF 2011; where she was asked to take part in a lively panel discussion on women filmmakers. As a member of Optipus Film Collective, she has performed live foley sound at Participant Gallery, Dense Mesh IV, and the 2011 Index Festival. Her teaching experience includes introducing avant-garde film to at risk teens at Reel Works and Super 8 workshops for Mono No Aware.
Sean Hanley is an educator and filmmaker pursing experiments in documentary. His work as a director and/or cinematographer has shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Images Festival, the Pacific Film Archive, the Vancouver International Film Festival, FLEXfest, and Anthology Film Archives. He has instructed filmmaking workshops for DCTV in Manhattan, and the Maine Media Workshops in Camden, ME. He holds a BFA in Film Production from Emerson College. seanthanley.com
Amanda Katz uses film, photography and sound to explore and connect to her surrounding landscapes, paying special attention to the way in which the built environment frames every day life. She works professionally as a film editor and cinematographer. Amanda has been an assistant professor for undergraduate documentary filmmaking and urban arts courses at New York University's New York and Paris locations. Amanda and fellow filmmaker Georg Anthony Svatek recently received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Austrian Cultural Forum to complete their second short film together titled "As You Pass By". akatzfilm.com
John Klacsmann is Archivist at Anthology Film Archives and oversees the principal audio-visual collections there. This includes inspecting, repairing, and cataloging film originals, prints, and videos; assisting researchers; facilitating film preservation projects; and managing the day-to-day operations of the archive offices and vaults. Klacsmann graduated from the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House in 2008 and worked as a film preservation specialist and optical printing technician at Colorlab, a film laboratory in Maryland, before joining Anthology in 2012.
Tore Knos is a feature film producer, writer, and director. Most recently he produced “Abel’s Field” starring Kevin Sorbo, which Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released in January. Prior to this project, Tore co-produced two Steven Seagal films: “The Keeper” and “Against the Dark.” After graduating from the University of Southern California with a joint degree in Business Administration and Cinema-Television, Tore began his career as an associate producer on Universal Home Entertainment’s release of “Out for Blood” starring Kevin Dillon. Following production of the film, Tore was accepted into the prestigious agent trainee program at International Creative Management (ICM), one of the world's largest talent agencies. During his tenure with the company, Tore assisted many of the agency’s most influential writers, directors, and actors. A member of the Producers Guild of America, Tore lives in New York City and frequently speaks at USC's film school.
Tim Korn is a musician and sound designer based in Brooklyn NY. His client list includes The New York Times, ESPN, The Sundance Channel, Williams Sonoma, AMEX, Comedy Central, PBS and many more. He travels the world recording sound and has his base here in Williamsburg. timothykorn.com
Josh Lewis is a filmmaker who has acquired a deep knowledge of the film medium through hundreds of hours experimenting with photographic reactions. His film-based work revolves heavily around chemical experimentation and an unconventional, often derelict approach to darkroom procedures. This work has screened at various festivals and venues including Anthology Film Archives, Uniondocs, Magic Lantern Cinema, Millennium Film Workshop, NYU Commons Gallery, Microscope Gallery, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Aurora Picture Show, Yale University, Black Hole Cinematheque, and Mono No Aware IV. Josh has taught film hand-processing as a visiting artist at New York University in addition to basic and advanced workshops regularly offered through Mono No Aware. He runs a private darkroom out of his studio in Ridgewood, Queens, which is occasionally available for rent and private consultation. Josh is originally from Wyckoff, NJ and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. joshlewisfilm.com
Jess Lynch is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her films emphasize an unfolding, contemplative experience reflecting cycles of time, rhythms of life, deconstructions, and abstractions. Many finished works become raw material for live video mixing in collaboration with musicians and other artists. Jess holds a BFA from the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and has exhibited her work at numerous festivals, galleries, bars, and DIY venues.
Jorge Mazzini is a photographer, cinematographer and filmmaker exploring in experimental documentary and narrative imagery working primarily on Super 8mm and 16mm film. He studied cinematography and filmmaking in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During his stay in Buenos Aires, he filmed various short films and collaborated with other filmmakers in different projects. Currently he works in New York City as an artist assistant to sculptor David Altmejd and also works as a freelance videographer and photographer.
Craig Scheihing is a filmmaker, photographer, curator, educator, and the founder of Big Mama’s Cinematheque, a cinema arts organization in Philadelphia. His films have been screened in film festivals, basements, bars, galleries, and garages, both in the U.S. and internationally. Splitting his time between Philadelphia and New York he works freely between diary, essay, and abstract forms. Craig’s films emphasize experience over narrative, sentiment over drama, connection over concept.
Laura Trager is a recent graduate from the Media Studies program at The New School, NYC. With a background in media and cultural theory Laura's artistic and academic interest is film philosophy. Since moving to NYC in Fall 2011, she works in 16mm and Super 8mm film, as well as in digital video, still photography and sound. Her film "Rising Tide", which she completed in Mono No Aware's 16mm film workshop in August 2012, was selected for the Mono No Aware edition of the New Filmmaker's series at Anthology Film Archives in February 2013. My Critical Mind
Tomasz Werner recently completed an MFA degree in film production at The University of Texas in Austin and also studied at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Tomasz is a filmmaker, camera professional, and editor living in Brooklyn and currently works in commercial production. He has previously led 16mm filmmaking courses for the University of Texas and workshops for Austin's AGLIFF festival. Specializing in documentary and experimental approaches to narrative storytelling, his personal work has been exhibited at SXSW, The Austin Film Society, and the Minneapolis International Film Festival. With a never-ending penchant for anything analog and photo-chemical, he often incorporates super 8 and 16mm film into his camera work. One Arm Films
Chloe Zimmerman is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and educator whose interest lies in the experimental documentary realm. She is currently a collaborative fellow at UnionDocs, a center for documentary art in Williamsburg, and has screened work at venues including Anthology Film Archives, Brooklyn Film Festival, and the North of Nowhere Expo. Chloe has worked in documentary production and post-production for Academy Award-winning directors, and teaches film history and practice at various venues in the city. She is a graduate of the Combined Degree Program between Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
Kyle Corea was born and raised in celluloid city of Rochester, New York, respectively he works on 16mm and Super 8mm film. He received his BFA in Film-Art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. In 2006 he co-founded Syracuse Experimental; a grassroots cooperative dedicated to the growth and preservation of alternative, first person cinema and media. Since then he has been organizing the One Take Super 8 Event in Syracuse, NY. Currently living in Brooklyn he enjoys collaborating with other artists and musicians. Focused on exploring forms of documentary and poetics within the analog realm. Kyle Corea
Akiko Maruyama is a film maker and educator who uses 8mm film, 16mm film, handmade film, stop-motion animation and HD video. Inspired by Jack Smith, Tony Oursler, and George Kuchar, her works are fictional/non-fictional portraits using experimental techniques. Originally from Fukuoka, Japan she holds a BFA in Film/Video from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is currently working at Museum of the Moving Image and as an assist to experimental film makers such as Ericka Beckman.
Steve Cossman is founder and director of Mono No Aware (est. 2007); a non-profit cinema-arts organization whose annual event exhibits the work of contemporary artists that incorporate live film projections and altered light as part of a performance, sculpture or installation. In 2010 he helped the organization establish a series of analog filmmaking workshops that has grown to include an equipment rentals program, a film stock distribution service, an in-person screening series entitled Connectivity Through Cinema and the New York Library of Cinema (NYLoC). Steve’s first major work on film, TUSSLEMUSCLE, earned him Kodak’s Continued Excellence in Filmmaking award at F.L.E.X. and has screened at many festivals and institutions internationally. In 2013, he completed residencies at MoMA PS1’s Expo 1 and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. In 2014, Brooklyn Magazine named Steve Cossman one of the ‘Top 100 most Influential persons of Brooklyn Culture.’ He has been a visiting artist at Brown University, Dartmouth, the New York Academy of Art, Yale, SAIC, and UPenn. Steve’s recent work on film, W H I T E C A B B A G E (2011-2014), a collaboration with Jahiliyya Fields of L.I.E.S., had its U.S. premiere at Anthology Film Archives. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn as a director, curator, visual artist, educator and activist.
All workshops take place at CPR [unless otherwise noted] only 1.5 blocks from Graham L subway stop or 3 short blocks from Lorimer L/G.
THE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE RESEARCH (CPR)
361 Manhattan Ave, Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York