Super-8 Filmmaking Tara Merenda Nelson
May 30–June 3, M–F, 9:30am–5:30pm
Super 8 filmmaking remains one of the most intimate and expressive forms of moving image art. This intensive filmmaking workshop will introduce students to the art of Super-8mm filmmaking using black and white reversal film. This hands-on course is designed for the beginner and covers all aspects of Super-8mm filmmaking: story development, technique, camera operation, lighting, editing, and projection. Students will conceive, shoot, process and edit their own silent one-reel films. Darkroom techniques for hand processing Super 8 film will also be covered. We will explore film projection, sound, and how to transfer your film to video. All equipment and materials will be provided and students will have access to the film editing lab throughout the week. Finished projects will be presented after the conclusion of the course at our screening party.Register
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Tara Merenda Nelson is a filmmaker, curator and installation artist. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, basements, and backyards throughout the United States and Canada, including the NYFF’s Views from the Avant Garde program and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She holds an MFA in Film/Video from the Massachusetts College of Art and has taught film production at Ithaca College, Cornell University, Montserrat College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art, and the University of Rochester. She is currently the Curator of Moving Image Collections at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY.