MONO NO AWARE is proud to offer year round filmmaking workshops in Brooklyn, NY. Workshops are limited to 12 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, access to 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 workshop policies before registering.
Spring/Summer 2013 Workshops
- Intro to 16mm Filmmaking
- Super-8 on Color Reversal Film
- 2-D Animation
- Alternative Processing Techniques
- Handmade Emulsion Workshop
Workshop Registration: Participants must register in advance for MONO NO AWARE workshops. Registration is possible via: PayPal with your credit card, in person, or by mail (get in contact if you would like to register in person). Participation fee must be paid in full at time of registration. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received in full. MONO NO AWARE workshops are non-transferable. No refunds, transfers or make-ups are allowed for any missed sessions. Workshops are subject to schedule and instructor changes or cancellation at the discretion of MONO NO AWARE. All registered participants will be notified of such changes in a timely fashion.
MONO NO AWARE reserves the right to use participant work created in MONO NO AWARE workshops for promotional materials including, but not limited to, workshop trailers, preview stills, grant applications and printed flyers. Participants have the option to notify us if they wish their work to be withheld from being included in such materials. Participants also have the option, if they do not wish for their photographic likeness to be used on MONO NO AWARE'S website, Facebook page, and/or any other promotional efforts. All such requests must be made at the time of registration.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received via email only. Participants must cancel seven (7) full business days prior to the date of the workshop to receive an 70% refund. No compensation is available for cancellations less than seven (7) full business days prior to workshop start time. No compensation is available for non-attendance, INSANE AMOUNTS of fun and knowledge is available for attendance. We hope to see you there!
Workshop Facilities: All workshops take place at CPR - 361 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn OR Negativland Darkroom - 1717 Troutman Suite #244, Brooklyn, unless otherwise noted.
Kenneth Zoran Curwood experiments with hand-processing Super 8 and 16mm films; E-6, Color Reversal, and Black and White. His home experiments also include solarization and optical printing, a process involving re-photographing single frames as a way to illuminate his music videos and short films. He owns and operates a 2-D animation stand which doubles as an optical printer. Kenneth has taught at the Camera Club of New York. He is also a curator of films, most recently presenting the work of many artists at Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn NY. kenny's vimeo
Sean Hanley is a filmmaker, programmer, and educator, pursing experiments in the documentary genre. His most recent film, HINDSIGHT, a year long portrait of a New England town, has screened at festivals across the United States, including the Athens Film + Video Festival and the Black Maria Film + Video Festival, winning a Jury's Choice 1st Prize. His cinematography is featured in Lynne Sachs' film, "Your Day is My Night" which had its world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art's Documentary Fornight series in February 2013. In the past, he's 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
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 MNA.
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 will be released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in 2013. 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. 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. futuremass.net
Alex Mallis' films have screened at IFF Boston, Hot Docs, DOCNYC, UnionDocs, on The Documentary Channel and BBC News. He recently completed SPOILS, a short documentary about dumpster diving in New York City, and RIGHT HERE ALL OVER, a widely viewed and shared short documentary exploring the community and culture of Occupy Wall Street. His collaborative short, MATTHEW 24:14, won Best Film and Best Directing at the 2011 International Doc Challenge at Hot Docs. Alex is an avid photographer, Super 8mm filmmaker and greatly enjoys the darkroom. He is an MFA candidate for Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College (CUNY), an active member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, and a former participant of MONO NO AWARE 2011. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. alexmallis.com
Uzi Sabah has began working with film in 2001, over the last decade his music videos, documentaries, film work and installations have screened extensively throughout South America and the world. Uzi helped to form and has been an active member of the Cooperative Laboratory of Cinema LIC/MVD FAC since 2007. He also works in collaboration with London based cooperative laboratory No-w-here. In 2008 he was invited to patricipate in a residence program in the experimental cinema laboratory, L`abominable, Paris, France and has taught workshops for adults and children about image and sound integration at Centro Cultural Espan?a, FAC Fundacio?n de Arte Contemporaneo and at Plataforma, a program developed by the National Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC). fantasmabionico.com
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 graduate of the Combined Degree BA/BFA program between Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her work lies in the experimental documentary realm, and her most recent film, here now be here now be here, was created in a Mono No Aware workshop and premiered at the 2012 Brooklyn Film Festival. Chloe freelances in documentary film and has worked for Academy Award-winning directors in research, production and post-production. She currently teaches film history and practice at various venues in New York City.
All workshops take place at CPR only 1.5 blocks from Graham L subway stop or 3 short blocks from Lorimer L/G. Hand processing workshops take place at Negativland Darkroom only 2 short blocks from the Jefferson L subway stop.
THE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE RESEARCH (CPR)
361 Manhattan Ave, Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York
1717 Troutman St, Suite #244 Brooklyn, New York