Introduction to the Optical Printer | In-person

Introduction to the Optical Printer | In-person



Introduction to the Optical Printer | In-person

Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2023

Tuesday May 16, 2023
6 pm - 9 pm

Main Film
2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec

Instructor | Alexandre Larose

Members $30 | Non-members $50

Discover the coveted 16mm JK Optical Printer! This theoretical workshop will present and demystify this machine beloved by experimental filmmakers: its history, what it is used for, what can be done with it, examples of films that have used it, etc.

This course is accepted as a prerequisite to the workshop Special effects on film.

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Alexandre Larose

“The works of Alexandre Larose amount to a contemporary cinema of attractions. They are a continuous attempt at describing (and making palpable) the overlapping meshes of film, memory, and the way we experience dreams and space. (…) The somnambulistic, psychedelic impression given by many of his films springs from the specific double character of cinema: as a machine of fiction and imagination as well as a literal machine, a product of the art of engineering. The latter allows for highly individual technical interventions such as, for example, the construction of a camera rocket or the development of color processing, which turn the world into an amorphous film grain gelatin. Entirely without CGI effects and working close to the properties of the analog medium, Larose creates impossible images that nevertheless have their source in reality.”
-Alejandro Bachmann, Austrian Film Museum


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