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Super 8 Summer
This has been a very popular course and we are fully booked, we cannot accept any new applicants.
This Super 8 Workshop is more than a simple workshop, it's a truly unique event where training starts immediately after registration is complete, each student is given a pack, which will include the full programme, sample scripts, and script templates. In addition there will be individual unlimited tuition over the telephone, email, students can arrange to come and meet with us at our studios in Birmingham.
In these one to one sessions we will guide each person and help him or her put together a three-minute narrative or non-narrative film, which will be edited in camera and will be shot on the workshop-filming day on the 18th August. We will give each student thorough information about the venue and the locations they can use etc. We have permission to film in all the public areas of the MAC and Canon Hill Park in Birmingham.
The filming day will be split into two and will start with drinks tea/coffee and orange juice, then the session will continue in the MAC's Hexagon Theatre where there will be a short talk about the uses of Super 8 we will screen some Super 8 films on the large cinema screen. Some of the films screened will have been made in previous workshops with the same equipment that students will use on the filming day and will have been edited in camera.
After lunch [lunch will be provided] each student will be given a fresh roll of film, a fully tested and refurbished camera [Porst Pocket 8 - details below] and they will venture off around the centre and the park to film. We prefer students to use our cameras as they are serviced and fully tested. The Porst Pocket 8 is a simple point and shoot camera, it has a fixed lens [no zoom], the lens produces very sharp results, it has auto exposure and shoots 100D colour reversal film very well. We will show an example where a film has been shot with very sophisticated Super 8 camera and within it there are scenes shot with the Porst Pocket 8. The images from the pocket camera are indistinguishable as they are as sharp and steady as those from the professional camera. It is a fact that a simple fixed [prime] lens will give better images than a moderate zoom lens.
The Porst Pocket Specifications;
We will be around to give each person practical advice and help as they film. Students can bring people to help them; these people can be other filmmakers, actors and technicians.
workshop-filming day is on the 18th August in Birmingham at the Midlands
Art Centre. All films will be screened followed by a talk in the MAC cinema
on the 25th August 2012.
Join us in our unique Summer workshop in August, the workshop will have hands on shooting, technical session that will polish your skills when shooting Super 8. It's incredible value, ours is the only workshop of its kind where you shoot and get to see what you've shot quickly. In the workshop we will look at the uses of the format in the digital age, each participant will be given a 'point & shoot' camera for the day and a blank Super 8 cartridge to film a short piece, finally we will process each film. Hurry and register now as places are limited. To find out more and register click here.
Point & Shoot Super 8 workshop
Join us in our Summer workshop, after a break we have decided to run a unique one day Super 8 Workshop in August. In the workshop we will look at the uses of the format in the digital age and give useful tips to buying equipment and using Super 8. Each participant will be given a 'point & shoot' camera for the day and a blank Super 8 cartridge to film a short piece, finally we will process each film. Please hurry and register as places are limited. To find out more and register click here.
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