What you'll do
Join our masterclass to shoot actual film on Super 8 and learn how to develop it yourself using washing soda, vitamin C and coffee. Participants will be lent Super 8 cine-cameras and given an hour to shoot footage... documentary, drama, silent comedy, experimental; the choice is yours! Then using household items and a few darkroom chemicals, workshop leader Ben Slotover will show participants how to develop the Super 8 film themselves. Finally the films will be dried, spooled and projected for that rare treat – same day viewing of freshly shot film footage! There will be a wide variety of Super 8 cameras to choose from, catering to all levels of expertise. Timetable: 10am-12 noon, Filming -Tuition on the cameras Participants go off and film stuff. 12 noon-1pm Lunch Participants bring their own 1pm-5pm Processing - Developing film - drying, spooling film 5pm- Project films End If you want to bring a camera of your own to test out, you can. Otherwise everything will be provided for you. Because of the staining nature of some of the chemicals being used, old clothes are recommended. It would be very handy to know if you have any previous experience shooting or processing super
Ben Slotover is a film maker and writer from London. He is one of the organisers of the London film club Exploding Cinema, developing new ways of shooting and exhibiting independent short films. He has worked in the media production industry and written for Channel four and the BBC as well as having his own films shown in festivals worldwide. His research and advice for filmmakers is regularly posted on his YouTube channel ‘zero budget film school'.
Tea, Coffee and juice.
Super 8 Kit: Cameras Gloves and protective gear will be available but old clothes recommended.
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Where you'll be
We'll be shooting the films in Hampstead Heath, Parliament Hill, Highgate road and Kentish Town road, then doing the developing in my home lab.
If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Tue, 22nd Oct From 10:00 to 17:00.
£50 per person
4 of 4 spots left
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Up to 4 guests aged 14 and up can attend.
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No previous experience is necessary to participate in the workshop. The photos were taken at a different location to where this workshop will be held, but the activities depicted will be the same.
Learn to shoot & develop Super 8 film