16mm Filmmaking Minimester
College for the Community: 16mm Filmmaking Minimester
Experience film ON FILM in this 6 week filmmaking course. Open to adults and teens, in this class we will explore celluloid as an artistic medium, pushing the limits of the materiality of film, and expanding our notions of cinematic storytelling. Students will have access to 16mm Bolexes, as well as a Steenbeck editor. The cost of the class includes film & processing. No prior filmmaking experience necessary.

Curriculum includes 16mm filmmaking techniques from start to finish - from exposure and lenses, to how to load and run the camera, to flatbed editing and tape splicing, to projecting your finished film! At the end of the class, each student will create a short film on 16mm which they conceived, directed, shot, edited, and projected independently. We will also discuss festival distribution and other ways of sharing your work. These films will be screened at an end of semester screening, dates and times TBA.

It's all the material of a college level film class, without the grades, tests, or bureaucracy! (All the art, none of the hierarchy!)

Tuesdays // 6-8pm // October 17, 24 November 7, 14, 21, 28 - with a choice of one of the DAYTIME FILM DAYS: Thurs Oct 26 1-5pm OR Fri Oct 27 1-5pm OR Sat Oct 28 1-5pm
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Charlotte Taylor, MFA Film & Video Production

REGISTRATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 10th! Payment is due by this date.

Please make checks payable to: Mechanical Eye Microcinema

You can mail payment to 207 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 or email us (mechanicaleyemicrocinema@gmail.com) to arrange to meet to make payment in person!
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Tuition is $200 (which includes all materials). If you are in need of financial sponsorship for your student, or if you'd like to sponsor another student, please email us at mechanicaleyemicrocinema@gmail.com.

Tuition is due at the start of class. Payments can be made via cash or check to Mechanical Eye Microcinema. Please put the class & student name on your checks!

Mechanical Eye Microcinema is a volunteer-operated, non-profit organization powered by fundraisers and donations from our community. These contributions help us acquire the resources we need to enrich our classes and provide students with supplies, equipment, a place to film, and a hands-on, participatory and supportive filmmaking experience!
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