The Vintage 16mm Cameras Program is a one time initiative focused on the process of working with some of AFCOOP’s more obscure 16mm cameras. The program will culminate with a group installation at this year’s Nocturne: Art at Night Festival where works will be projected on 16mm. This year, Nocturne will be held on the eve of Saturday, October 13.
Up to 14 participants will take part in an intensive weekend workshop on August 25 & 26 led by instructor Gareth Roberts. During the workshop, participants will learn how to operate a variety of 16mm cameras provided by AFCOOP and NSCAD. The workshop will cover handling, loading film, power requirements as well as basic elements of filming, such as ensuring proper exposure, lenses and filtration, manipulating image and in camera editing techniques. No prior knowledge or experience working with analogue film is necessary to participate. After the workshop, each participant will receive one, 100ft roll of high contrast black and white film as well as one, in-kind two-day rental of any of AFCOOP's 16mm cameras covered in the workshop to shoot their film. Films are expected to be edited in-camera and submitted to AFCOOP by September 20 to be sent off for development. A test projection of the films will be presented the week before Nocturne. During the festival, films will be screened as a loop presentation rear-projected onto AFCOOP's front window.
Price: $150/$175 including HST (members/non-members)
Gareth Roberts has worked in the camera field for over 20 years and currently works as a camera operator. He has an interest in old 16mm cameras and is interested in sharing what he knows.
- weekend intensive workshop
- test film from the workshop
- 100ft roll of black and white film
- 2-day rental of analog cameras
- shipping and processing of film
- showcasing opportunity in Nocturne 2018
- a digital version of ones project captured by AFCOOP
- 100ft roll of vintage 16mm colour reversal film to be used for future projects
- one, 2-day free rental of any camera covered in the workshop, after the workshop’s completion
Participation in the program is first come first served and has a cap of 14 participants.