Today filmmaker Ian Helliwell is running a workshop at Fabrica for the Film Forum team. This morning they have been experimenting with super 8 film and ‘direct animation’, which involves drawing directly onto and scratching into strips of super 8 cinefilm which have already been exposed and processed.
They have also been bleaching parts of the film and the results are really surprising, which is one of the joys of working in this way. Ian has also been showing the team how to splice together pieces of film.
As I write this some very strange noises are coming from the gallery space – they are working on the soundtrack…
I organised the workshop so that the team can share what they’ve done at the next Film Forum on Monday evening. It’s also a way of saying thank you to them for the hard work they’ve put into the Film Forum events over the last 5 months.