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  • 16mm, Super 16 Creation (Bolex) #2 | In-person - July 2, 2022 - July 3, 2022 - 10 am - 4 pm
  • 16mm, Super 16 Creation (Bolex) #2 | In-person

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    16mm, Super 16 Creation (Bolex) #2 | In-person

    Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

    Date / Heure
    2 July 2022 - 3 July 2022
    10 am - 4 pm

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


    Saturday, July 2nd from 10 a.m to 5 p.m
    Sunday, July 3rd from 1 p.m to 4 p.m
    LIMITED PLACES

    Instructor | Erin Weisgerber

    Member 150$ | Non-member 225$


    Bolex cameras are lightweight, inexpensive and versatile. They are emblematic of independent and artist films because their simplicity makes them an ideal tool to learn how to shoot on film while allowing a large creative control thanks to their advanced features.
    We propose to teach you how to manipulate the camera and master its subtleties:

    • Inner workings of the camera
    • Operation and choice of film
    • Functions and accessories
    • Handling the camera – checking, preparing, cleaning and loading
    • Choice of lenses
    • Exposure and use of a light meter
    • Creative possibilities offered
    • Etc.

    You will also learn how to prepare yourself for the realities of analog filming with some useful tools.
    Numerous clips from Bolex films will be shown during the workshop to illustrate the range of possibilities offered by these cameras.
    The cameras used during the workshop: Bolex RX-5 16mm and EBM Super 16mm

    The price of the workshop includes technical tests on color film, development and scanning. Please note that the workshop documentation is in English.

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


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Participants will be required to wear a procedure mask at all times upon arrival at Main Film.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect their hands upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. Hydro-alcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be spaced 1m apart during the workshops.
    • Participants may use the restroom.

    Erin Weisgerber 

    Erin Weisgerber is a Montreal-based filmmaker and graduate of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature and a degree in Communication Studies. Erin works with the physical and chemical properties of film photochemistry to create short poetic pieces and installations.  She is a member of the Montreal-based collective Double Negative. Her films have played in Canada, Europe, the United States, Korea and Lebanon.

  • 16mm, Super 16 Creation (Bolex) | Online & In-person - May 18, 2022 - May 22, 2022 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • 16mm, Super 16 Creation (Bolex) | Online & In-person

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    16mm, Super 16 Creation (Bolex) | Online & In-person

    Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

    Date / Heure
    18 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    Wednesday, May 18th from 6pm to 9pm (online theory part)
    Saturday, May 21st from 10am to 5pm (in person practical part)
    Sunday, May 22nd from 10am to 5pm (in person practical part)
    SOLD OUT – WAITING LIST OPEN

    Instructor | Yann-Manuel Hernandez

    Member 150$ | Non-member 225$


    Bolex cameras are lightweight, inexpensive and versatile. They are emblematic of independent and artist films because their simplicity makes them an ideal tool to learn how to shoot on film while allowing a large creative control thanks to their advanced features.
    We propose to teach you how to manipulate the camera and master its subtleties:

    • Inner workings of the camera
    • Operation and choice of film
    • Functions and accessories
    • Handling the camera – checking, preparing, cleaning and loading
    • Choice of lenses
    • Exposure and use of a light meter
    • Creative possibilities offered
    • Etc.

    You will also learn how to prepare yourself for the realities of analog filming with some useful tools.
    Numerous clips from Bolex films will be shown during the workshop to illustrate the range of possibilities offered by these cameras.
    The cameras used during the workshop: Bolex RX-5 16mm and EBM Super 16mm

    The price of the workshop includes technical tests on color film, development and scanning. Please note that the workshop documentation is in English.

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


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Participants will be required to wear a procedure mask at all times upon arrival at Main Film.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect their hands upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. Hydro-alcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be spaced 1m apart during the workshops.
    • Participants may use the restroom.

    Yann-Manuel Hernandez

    Yann-Manuel Hernandez is a director of photography/director based in Montreal, Quebec, known for Desert’s cry (2016), The Evaporated (2019), Jungle (2022) and several music videos for artists such as Plants and Animals, SUUNS, Carla Blanc and others. He studied the work of director Philippe Grandrieux during his master’s degree at the University of Montreal and directed his first feature film, Desert’s cry, through Telefilm Canada’s Talents in Focus program. Desert’s cry was presented as the opening film of the New Alchemists section of the 2016 Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. Since then, Yann has scripted and directed various fiction and contemporary dance (Louise Bédard, Catherine Gaudet, Mélanie Demers…). He made the image for the flagship work of the Leonard Cohen exhibition at the MAC by South African artist Candice Breitz. He is currently working on several short and feature film projects as a director of photography while finishing his first documentary: We are deserters.

  • Distribution and broadcasting strategies | Online - June 16, 2022 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Distribution and broadcasting strategies | Online

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    Distribution and broadcasting strategies | Online

    Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

    Date / Heure
    16 June 2022
    6 pm - 9 pm


    Thursday, June 16th from 6pm to 9pm

    Instructor | Serge Abiaad (La Distributrice de Films)

    Member $40 | Non-member $60


    Discover the distribution strategy of experimental cinema. From self-distribution to festivals, markets, galleries, distributors and the web, the instructor will review the different stages of marketing, the essential promotional tools, the key players and the potential distribution venues, so that you will be able to implement a relevant methodology.

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


    Serge Abiaad

    Serge Abiaad has taught film at the Université de Montréal and at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit. He is the executive director of La Distributrice de Films.
    “La Distributrice de films considers that short films are not an exercise in emancipation or a springboard to feature films; they are neither a ceremonial hazing nor the stamp of a pass, because making a short film is already making cinema. La Distributrice de films is therefore committed, through the web, the big screen and the festival circuit, to participate in the promotion of Quebec cinema and filmmakers through a shorter format. ” www.ladistributrice.ca

  • Exploratory Sound Design | In-person - May 23, 2022 - June 6, 2022 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Exploratory Sound Design | In-person

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    Exploratory Sound Design | In-person

    Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

    Date / Heure
    23 May 2022 - 6 June 2022
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    Monday, May 23rd from 6pm to 9pm (in-person theoritical part)
    Monday, May 30th from 6pm to 9pm (in-person practical part)
    Monday, June 6th from 6pm to 9pm (in-person practical part)

    SOLD OUT – WAITING LIST OPEN

    Instructor | Ilyaa Ghafouri

    Member $90 | Non-member $120


    This workshop invites you to come and explore creative sound avenues and create your own audio piece. The workshop will focus on sound exploration (ambient sounds / voices / sound objects) and its capture. Sound recording exercises will be done after the first part of the workshop, allowing the discovery of the creative and technical aspects of recording. Afterwards, the week between each session will allow you to record audio content that you will work on during the rest of the course.
    A selection of audio works will be presented to illustrate the possibilities.

    Workshop is taught in French, but questions may be asked in English.

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


    To record audio content, Main Film offers 3 recorders for rent (for a rental fee*):

    – 1 Digital recorder Samson Zoom H5N
    – 2 Digital recorder Sound Device 702T
    – 1 Digital recorder Sound Device MixPre 6

    You are free to use your own equipment if you have one, or even to use a phone recorder if you’re in trouble. For all equipment rental questions at Main Film, you can contact Alexis or Gabrielle at tech@mainfilm.qc.ca.

    *Workshop participants will receive a preferential rate on their equipment needs in this context.


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Participants will be required to wear a procedure mask at all times upon arrival at Main Film.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect their hands upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. Hydro-alcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be spaced 1m apart during the workshops.
    • Participants may use the restroom.

    Ilyaa Ghafouri

    © Godefroy Mosry

    Ilyaa Ghafouri is a composer and sound designer for film and theater. A 2018 graduate of the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, his studies in experimental music focused on a hybrid approach. Pairing concrete sounds such as nature’s ambiences with instrumental sounds is at the heart of his approach. This allows him to draw from the sounds of the world around him to inspire his music. Composing for film, in conjunction with sound design, allows him to create coherent, thoughtful and unique soundscapes. Ilyaa takes advantage of every experience to perfect his craft.

  • Hand processing (Black & White) | In-person - June 12, 2022 - 9 am - 5 pm
  • Hand processing (Black & White) | In-person

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    Hand processing (Black & White) | In-person

    Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

    Date / Heure
    12 June 2022
    9 am - 5 pm

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


    Sunday, June 12th from 9:30 am to 5 pm
    LIMITED PLACES

    Instructor | Guillaume Vallée, filmmaker artist

    Member $105 | Non-member $150


    Hand processing allows the filmmakers unique control over the visual outcome of their film. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn which chemistries to use, developing recipes, the different ways to develop, and the basics of using a darkroom.

    Participants are encouraged to bring their own exposed film to be developed during the workshop.

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


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Participants will be required to wear a procedure mask at all times upon arrival at Main Film.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect their hands upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. Hydro-alcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be spaced 1m apart during the workshops.
    • Participants may use the restroom.

    Guillaume Vallée

    © Sarah Seene

    Experimental filmmaker, video artist and independent curator, Guillaume Vallée graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Animation and an MFA in Studio Arts – Film Production. He works primarily in Super8, 16mm and VHS. His audiovisual performances have been presented in a multitude of festivals in Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and Austria. His experimental films and videos, distributed by Vidéographe, Light Cone and Winnipeg Film Group, have been presented internationally in many festivals. Guillaume Vallée was artist-in-residence at La Bande Vidéo (Canada) in 2017, at Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains (France) and at Signal Culture (USA) in 2018. In 2020, he was able to complete three artist residencies, at Studio 303 (Montreal, CA), Visual Alchemy with Al Razutis (British Columbia, CA) and Main Film (Montreal, CA). In 2021, at PANACHE Art Actuel (Sept-Îles, CA) and at Light Cone’s post-production residency, Atelier 105 (Paris, FR) to edit his latest short film elles s’élèvent, ces forteresses éponges.

  • Introduction to Exploratory Cinema | Online - May 19, 2022 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Introduction to Exploratory Cinema | Online

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    Introduction to Exploratory Cinema | Online

    Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

    Date / Heure
    19 May 2022
    6 pm - 9 pm


    Thrusday, May 19th from 6pm to 9pm

    Instructor | Guillaume Vallée

    Single rate $15


    Free of formal constraints and constantly evolving, experimental cinema can be difficult to define. From the history of the genre to current practices, this theoretical and analytical workshop presents an in-depth portrait of the creative trends in experimental cinema. The different methods and approaches used in the creation of an exploratory work will be examined. A selection of films and videos by emerging and established artists will be presented.

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


    Guillaume Vallée

    © Sarah Seene

    Experimental filmmaker, video artist and independent curator, Guillaume Vallée graduated from Concordia University with a degree in Animation and an MFA in Studio Arts – Film Production. He works primarily in Super8, 16mm and VHS. His audiovisual performances have been presented in a multitude of festivals in Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and Austria. His experimental films and videos, distributed by Vidéographe, Light Cone and Winnipeg Film Group, have been presented internationally in many festivals. Guillaume Vallée was artist-in-residence at La Bande Vidéo (Canada) in 2017, at Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains (France) and at Signal Culture (USA) in 2018. In 2020, he was able to complete three artist residencies, at Studio 303 (Montreal, CA), Visual Alchemy with Al Razutis (British Columbia, CA) and Main Film (Montreal, CA). In 2021, at PANACHE Art Actuel (Sept-Îles, CA) and at Light Cone’s post-production residency, Atelier 105 (Paris, FR) to edit his latest short film elles s’élèvent, ces forteresses éponges.

  • Introduction to multimedia video projection design | In-person - June 2, 2022 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Introduction to multimedia video projection design | In-person

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    Introduction to multimedia video projection design | In-person

    Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

    Date / Heure
    2 June 2022
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    Thursday, June 2nd
    LIMITED PLACES

    Instructor | Frédéric Cordier

    Member $50 | Non-member $75


    Video projection and the art of mapping offer a rich and complex canvas for creation. A true art of video light, this practice goes back as far as the invention of the camera obscura and the magic lanterns. This theoretical workshop offers an overview of the art of video projection in several forms (architectural, scenic, outdoor environment,…) in order to understand the nature and evolution of this current practice but also the creative stakes. Through a series of examples and case studies, the principles and challenges of creative multimedia design will be presented in order to introduce to those who wish to learn more, a primer on the practices and artistic possibilities of video projection.

    Workshop is taught in French, but questions may be asked in English.

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


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Participants will be required to wear a procedure mask at all times upon arrival at Main Film.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect their hands upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. Hydro-alcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be spaced 1m apart during the workshops.
    • Participants may use the restroom.

    Frédéric Cordier

    As a multidisciplinary artist, Frederic is interested in the narrative aspect of creation around several forms of artistic modalities. Believing that art is interconnected to community, as a multimedia director, he has contributed for ten years to elaborate and conceive ideas for immersives experiences in video projection, specifically in the cultural domain. As a visual artist known as FREDC, he pursues his own visual journey with drawing as a way to explore narrative and oniric creation, publishing graphic novels or participating in exhibitions. Today he is working as a digital and cultural agent with the RAAV, continues to develop his own practice, and is involved with the Art Hives initiative to facilitate inclusive and open studio space for the community.

  • Remix and image degradation | In-person - June 11, 2022 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Remix and image degradation | In-person

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    Remix and image degradation | In-person

    Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

    Date / Heure
    11 June 2022
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    Saturday June 11th from 10am to 5pm
    LIMITED PLACES

    Instructor | Charles-André Coderre

    Member $105 | Non-member $150


    During this workshop you will be introduced to different techniques used in the creation of an experimental work. Discover and test these processes, which stem from the same artistic gesture, and which give the medium a new meaning by questioning the cinematographic experience of the filmmaker as well as the spectator. The use of found footage as well as chemical deterioration techniques and direct work on film, whether remixed, scratched, washed out, colorized or buried, have crossed the ages and will be presented through examples and film excerpts.

    The price includes found-footage for the workshop.

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


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Participants will be required to wear a procedure mask at all times upon arrival at Main Film.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect their hands upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. Hydro-alcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be spaced 1m apart during the workshops.
    • Participants may use the restroom.

    Charles-André Coderre

    Charles-André Coderre lives and works in Montreal. He makes films and works on live 16mm projections for several performances and music concerts. His films are distributed by Light Cone (Paris), CFMDC (Toronto) and Vidéographe (Montreal). In 2016, he co-directed his first feature film Déserts. He is currently developing a second fiction feature film as well as a first feature documentary.

  • Special effects on film (Black & White) | In-person - June 18, 2022 - June 19, 2022 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Special effects on film (Black & White) | In-person

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

    Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

    Date / Heure
    18 June 2022 - 19 June 2022
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    Saturday, 18th of June from 10am to 5pm
    Sunday, 19th of June from 10am to 5pm
    LIMITED PLACES

    Instructor | Charles-André Coderre

    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.

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


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Participants will be required to wear a procedure mask at all times upon arrival at Main Film.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect their hands upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. Hydro-alcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be spaced 1m apart during the workshops.
    • Participants may use the restroom.

    Charles-André Coderre

    Charles-André Coderre lives and works in Montreal. He makes films and works on live 16mm projections for several performances and music concerts. His films are distributed by Light Cone (Paris), CFMDC (Toronto) and Vidéographe (Montreal). In 2016, he co-directed his first feature film Déserts. He is currently developing a second fiction feature film as well as a first feature documentary.

  • Super 8 Creation | Online & In-person - May 26, 2022 - May 28, 2022 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Super 8 Creation | Online & In-person

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    Super 8 Creation | Online & In-person

    Workshop - Exploratory Cinema - Spring 2022

    Date / Heure
    26 May 2022 - 28 May 2022
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    Thursday, May 26th from 6pm to 9pm (online theoretical part)
    Saturday, May 28th from 10am to 5pm (in-person practical part)
    Wednesday, July 6th from 6pm to 9pm (in-person)
    LIMITED PLACES

    Instructor | Brian Virostek

    Member $150 | Non-member $225


    This workshop offers the participants a unique opportunity to learn all the intricacies and possibilities of creating in the Super 8 format, as well as being an introduction to working with film in general. The workshop will cover the various functions of the Super 8 cameras, the types of film, the light meter, and the various processing options. Participants will have a camera at their disposal during the second part of the workshop to shoot their Super 8 film of 3 minutes (time of a cartridge) with live editing in the camera. The shooting will be done in a cadaver excquis style, a creative and open collaboration: the person who has just filmed describes his or her shot in great detail so that the next person can compose a shot that will make a dynamic “in-camera” montage. During the third part of the workshop, participants discover and present the films they have shot.

    The workshop fee includes the black & white Super 8 film cartridges and the use of the Super 8 cameras. It does not include the cost of processing, scanning and shipping to Niagara Custom Lab (approximately $60 per cartridge) which will be the responsibility of the participants.

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


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Participants will be required to wear a procedure mask at all times upon arrival at Main Film.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect their hands upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. Hydro-alcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be spaced 1m apart during the workshops.
    • Participants may use the restroom.

    Brian Virostek

    Brian Virostek was born in London, Ontario. He attended BealArt (1997) and Concordia University (BFA, 2000), where he received a graduation award for his dedication and commitment to experimental film. He moved to South Korea in 2001, where he focused on musical improvisation and modern dance accompaniment. In 2012, he completed an MFA under the direction of Richard Kerr at Concordia University. Recently, he has been focusing on collaborations using images found in spontaneous performances.