2015 Oak Cliff Film Festival: Mono No Aware Filmmaking Workshops

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Mono No Aware is making a pilgrimage from their home in Brooklyn, New York to share the language of cinematic art through two hands-on filmmaking workshops at Oil and Cotton during the Oak Cliff Film Festival. Their workshops aim to build a filmmaking community locally and abroad, sharing expert knowledge of filmmaking techniques with hopes to encourage others to create work of this nature.

The fourth annual Oak Cliff Film Festival will take place at the historic Texas Theatre, the Kessler Theater, the Bishop Arts Theater and other venues in North Oak Cliff, June 11-14, 2015.

Oil and Cotton is a creative exchange located in Oak Cliff offering art and music classes and workshops for children and adults.

Schedule of events

June 13 - Cyanotype 16MM Filmmaking

This one-day workshop will demonstrate how to coat clear 16mm leader with cyanotype chemistry, expose properly in the sun, generate imagery on motion picture film, processing and projection!  The simple, DIY procedure can result in brilliantly blue imagery when viewed in motion.  Participants will learn to use this 19th-century photographic process in combination with 16mm film to create their own photograms or contact prints without traditional camera equipment.  Participants are encourage to bring translucent fabrics, small objects, and 16mm negatives to be used in the creation of their own cyanotype film, though all materials will be provided.

Workshop includes: 5 hour classroom instruction session, photo-gram materials, 16mm negatives, pre-coated cyanotype 16mm film, informational course packet, HD video transfer of finished film by Dijifi.com, HD online hosting of finished film.

June 14 - Super 8 MM Filmmaking

Learn the art and craft of hand-making Super-8mm films on black & white reversal film. This will be a hands-on class designed for the beginner that covers all aspects of Super-8mm filmmaking: cameras, angle, story, timing (exposure), lighting, in-camera editing, and projection. Students will work together in groups of 3-4 to conceive, shoot and edit their own silent one-reel films. Film will be processed on site. All equipment and materials will be provided for. Finished projects will be presented after the conclusion of the course.

Workshop includes: 8 hour classroom instruction session, Kodak TRI-X Super-8mm film, film processing demo, access to camera equipment, and Super-8mm projectors, informational course packet, HD video transfer of finished film by Dijifi, HD online hosting of finished film. 



Oil and Cotton
817 W. 7th St.
Dallas, TX 75208


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