Beyonce and Gucci are using it, and so is JJ Abrams – Super8 is making a major comeback, and this is your chance to learn how to make your own film. Over two days, you’ll learn the basic principles of film making and the Super8 format, including storyboarding, camera terminology, filming techniques and basic concepts of cine-film developing, including trouble-shooting.
Guided by Robert Agostino, an experienced and established analogue film artist and cinematographer, you’ll shoot your own two-and-a-half-minute black and white ‘Straight8’ format film around Kingston and Manuka, before heading back to PhotoAccess and into the darkroom to develop your masterpiece. The workshop will finish with a group screening. You’ll gain a full understanding of what’s involved in hand-making Super8 movies, and take home your completed film plus a HD digital copy.
Any creative mind 16+, with or without filmmaking or darkroom experience is welcome.
If you have your own Super8 camera and would like to bring it along to use for this workshop, please contact us in advance.
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September, 10am to 4pm each day.
All the equipment, chemistry and film is provided.
Robert Agostino is a photo-media artist and cinematographer who has used film on major international commercials and award-winning work exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally. He is the Outreach Manager at PhotoAccess and for many years has been dedicated to sharing with all the creative possibilities and satisfactions of traditional photographic and film processes.