Intro to Super 8 Filmmaking

Intro to Super 8 Filmmaking


Shooting on film can be an intimidating thought for someone who is new to the craft. We believe in keep access to this art form as accessible as possible by developing this unique class for all levels interested... It's a myth you have to break the bank to shoot on film!

In this two day workshop is a hands-on introduction to shooting on Super 8 film and the development process. Students will learn the process of shooting on Super 8 cameras from camera functions, reading a light meter, basic shot composition, and tips & tricks to developing their film with chemical kits in our new darkroom, splicing and DIY digital transfers. This class serves as both an educational tool to keeping cinema and film alive and thriving in Central Texas as well as an low-cost no frills approach to the D-I-Y methods of working with film stock.

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INSTRUCTOR: Faiza Kracheni is a born and raised Texan who currently serves as Austin School of Film's Education & Programming Director. In October 2015, Faiza founded two new programs for the Central Texas community including a sister-program to premiere under the Motion Media Arts Center umbrella, Austin Cinemaker Space in 2016. Austin Cinemaker Space will merge media arts education and community, demand fluency with ever evolving technologies, create and foster a more active learning process and directly serve as a reflection of the changing norms in educational and creative environments in digital media and film for the Austin Community. In addition to her involvement with MMAC, she is an active artist and musician within the Austin community.

This course and all ASoF courses are certified with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to provide Continue Professional Educational (CPE) credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This class is welcome to all skill levels including beginners with no experience. Students must be at least 16 years old to take this class.

SUPPLIES: camera & gear (splicer, reel to reel, projector and other materials) and 1 roll of Super 8 film is provided in class. Students will be working exclusively with Kodak's Tri-x Black & White Reversal film in this course, but can purchase additional film stock directly from us at $12 per roll.

Danse by Agathe Champsaur (created in our Avant Garde & Experimental Filmmaking course)