JK Optical Printer
The optical printer was the most important piece of kit in special effects before the 1990s when computers took over. For the experimental filmmaker, its importance hasn’t changed. Optical Printing allows filmmakers to re-photograph strips of film and other images onto 16mm. Typically used for creating titles and effects or for copying and restoring old film material, filmmakers take advantage of the machine’s flexibility to use for experimental film projects.
Learn the basics of optical printing with AFCOOP’s JK Optical Printer in this hands-on workshop. Topics include: capture of any film format, blowing up Super 8 to 16mm, digital conversion and analogue special effects including step and skip printing, speed changes, blow ups, masking, travelling mattes, titles and other fun effects. Hands-on exercises over two weekends will familiarize participants with this versatile piece of equipment.
Price: FREE for AFCOOP members, $60 non-members (tax included)
Instructor: Lindsay McIntyre
Lindsay McIntyre is a Canadian film artist of Inuit/Scottish descent working with analog film. Her process-based works circles themes of portraiture, place, form and personal histories with strong links to Canada’s North. She has created 30 short films and does film projection performance. Her works involve experimental and documentary techniques, and since 2011, handmade emulsion. She holds an MFA in Film Production from Concordia in Montreal and a BFA with Distinction from the University of Alberta. Lindsay will be in Halifax in May and early June, taking part in an artist residency through AFCOOP.
This workshop series is generously supported with funding from Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts.