Special effects on film (Black & White) | In-person






Special effects on film (Black & White) | In-person

Workshop - Cycle Exploratoire – Printemps 2021

Saturday July 10, 2021 - Sunday July 11, 2021
10 am - 5 pm

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

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11th July from 10 am to 5 pm FULL

Instructor | Alexandre Larose, director

Members $150 | Non-members $225

The workshop fee includes film and processing chemicals.

In this hands-on workshop, participants learn how to operate the 16mm JK optical printer as well as the various techniques for creating special effects on film.
On the first day of the workshop, participants will take part in test sessions, explore film selection and optical effects creation, including optical zooms, Super 8 blow-ups, masking, splits-screens and credits.
On the second day, participants will put into practice what they learned the day before by making different sequences.
The images created will be developed by hand and will be the subject of a projection followed by a discussion.

You are encouraged to write a short note describing your project/experience/expectations to enable the instructor to best guide you.
→ Send to services@mainfilm.qc.ca

Please note that due to the health situation, the practical parts of the course must be adapted to comply with hygiene standards and social distancing measures.

For any information, send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca

Health measures related to COVID-19:

  • Participants will be required to wear a medical mask upon arrival. No masks will be provided.
  • Participants will be required to wash their hands when entering in the center, a hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
  • Participants will have their temperature taken via a non-contact thermometer and sign a declaration of absence of symptoms.
  • Participants will be spaced 2m apart during the workshops.
  • Participants may use the restroom.

Alexandre Larose

Alexandre is born in 1978, based in Montreal (Canada)
“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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514 845 7442 (VISA / Paypal on request)

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Monday - Thursday 10am-5pm (Interac - VISA - Cash)

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