JAPAN CUTS 2015 Film Workshop

Sunday, June 21, 2015
11 – 6PM

In this one-day workshop participants will learn to manipulate the surface of the film using a variety of camera-less filmmaking techniques: painting, scratching, collage, and masking in order to create an experimental film on 16mm. This intensive workshop is designed to introduce, explore and master (on some level) the ability to articulate movement through the tactile gesturings of this beautiful cinematic language.

The course will meet 11am, begin with a brief history of filmmakers using these methods along with their contemporaries. Then, after brief instruction, students will get their hands dirty almost immediately. The goal is to have each participant work with found footage and educational films on Japan to create a well-developed direct film work that celebrates the visual culture of Japan. Participants will walk away with hands on experience of direct filmmaking, a finished film work, the knowledge to continue to work in this practice at home, and a list of venues to pursue for exhibition. All materials will be provided for. Films made in this workshop will screen as part of the Experimental Spotlight program during JAPAN CUTS 2015! INSTRUCTORS: Akiko Maruyama & Steve Cossman LOCATION: Japan Society, 33 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017 TIME: Sunday, June 21st from 11am-6 pm COURSE CAP: 20 participants INCLUDES: 100+ft of film material, processed black leader, paints, masking elements, editing materials, informational course packet, access to equipment and 16mm projectors, HD video transfer of finished film by Dijifi, HD online hosting of finished film, local & international film festival entry waivers, two tickets to the Experimental Spotlight program on Sunday, July 12 as part of JAPAN CUTS 2015. REGISTRATION: $95 General Participants/$80 Japan Society members, seniors, students Please contact Japan Society Film at kwatanabe@japansociety.org with questions.

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