Direct Super 8
Artist Ian Helliwell presents a hands-on audio-visual workshop for participants new to, or already familiar with super 8 film. Cameraless techniques for animating directly onto celluloid will be explored, with the goal of creating a short film assembled from everyone's hand made sequences edited together. A soundtrack will be made via tape splicing of found super 8 magnetic striped film - a random cut-up of pieces of sound footage to generate a collage of audio fragments, which when edited will form an accompaniment to the direct animation.
No previous knowledge or experience of the Super 8 format is required. Please note that the price for this workshop includes free admission to Unconscious Archives 4 which Ian is screening work in, and which takes place on Tuesday 7th February 2012 at Apiary Studios, Hackney Road.
A self-taught multi-media artist, Helliwell has no academic background but many years of audio-visual experience – working in music, film, animation, analogue electronics, instrument building, collage, installations, light show projection, live performance and film programming.
He has made over 60 short experimental films screened worldwide, featuring electronic soundtracks with tone generators and synthesizers which he has designed and built. He has a long held interest in abstract film and early electronic and tape music, researching and collecting material for his radio/podcast series The Tone Generation. He has recently finished his first feature length documentary film, Practical Electronica, on the work of F.C. Judd and early British electronic music.
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