March 30, 2011 § 2 Comments
The garage sale was a total success! An extra special thanks to our two volunteers Dylan and Anne who were so great. For those who were there, we know you got your treasures, and for those who weren’t, sorry to say but you missed out! There weren’t too many items left over by the end of the day, but if you act quickly, you might be able to get your hands on something really good ~ here’s a list of what we’re selling in the next week:
Elmo Editor 8 mm Viewer $50
Raynox Industry Co. RS-3000 8 mm. Viewer $50
Siemens Projector, also plays Mag Stock $40
Electro-Voice speaker, 8 Ohms 30 W input $20
Older type stereo speaker $30
Hanging Screen approx 7′ long $75
Gaffer Tape rolls, box of approx. 50 rolls various size/colour $30 box
Sony Betacam, w/ hard case, w/out batteries $75
Bauer Speaker $50
Eiki Sound Speaker $50
Ediquip Film Rewinds 35 mm. $30
Magnasync Moviola Rewinds $30
Perf Fix Machine $30
Mitchell Camera Mags, box of 6 $40, $10 each
Precision Lab Optical-Magnetic 16 mm. Sound Reader $20
Moviola Magnasync 16 mm. Sync Block $10
March 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
MANUFACTURING THE FRAGILE IMAGE:
HANDMADE EMULSION AND THE HAND-CRANKED CONTACT PRINTER
Manufacturing the Fragile Image is an intermediate two day hands-on workshop that will teach participants how to manufacture their own black and white 16mm movie film from scratch using only raw chemistry and clear plastic. Participants will then learn how to make a 16mm print onto their new handmade film by collectively building a hand-cranked contact printer, a primitive machine built from common 16mm editing supplies. Workshop time will be split with one day mixing the emulsion and applying it to 16mm clear leader while a second day will be spent building the homemade contact printer and making prints onto the newly manufactured film. Images made onto homemade emulsion yield beautiful imperfections – it’s these imperfections that we’re looking to exploit and celebrate. As this is an intermediate workshop, it is highly recommended that participants bring their own images to work with in either negative or positive form. All other workshop materials will be provided by Cineworks and are included in the cost of the workshop.
WORKSHOP NAME: MANUFACTURING THE FRAGILE IMAGE
DATE AND TIME: Saturday, April 16 and Saturday, April 23, 10 am – 4 pm
PLACE: Cineworks Annex, 235 Alexander St., Ironworks Building
COST: $120 for Members before April 1
$140 for Members after April 1
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 13, 2011
TO REGISTER, CALL CINEWORKS AT 604-685-3841 OR CONTACT INFO at CINEWORKS dot CA
Instructor: For the past decade, film artist cj brabant has explored the regeneration and reformatting of the small-gauge film image. Working to make the familiar unfamiliar, brabant creates visual abstractions that yield the unseen and unfelt by means of mechanical and DIY processes that fracture, disassemble, and reassemble isolated moments. cj’s film work continues to screen internationally, most recently with his 35mm work “the fall”.
March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
Cineworks is sad this week to say goodbye to its super hard working, friendly and knowledgeable Facilities and Equipment Manager Megan Bodaly. Her lasting legacy is the massive reorganization of the Equipment room that she undertook. Megan has been with Cineworks for a year or so and is off to work on a feature in Romania next week~ good luck Megan!
We welcome Megan’s replacement, Jon Ornoy. More on Jon next post!
March 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Big thank yous to Cineworks Board member Rob Simpson and Cineworks member John Woods for their ongoing volunteering. They have helped out in countless ways, but just name a few of their recent good deeds, we now have unjammed BL mags, a newly functioning C-stand, and an idea of which of our super-8 cameras work! Not to mention, they have been pretty fun company.
Check out this video of us playing with the anamorphic projector lens we found!