If you want to create like a painter and a filmmaker, here is a great opportunity to spend the day making your own 35mm animated or experimental film without a camera and without processing film. Both Norman McLaren and Len Lye explored this technique in the 1930’s and almost 80 years later, it still continuously surprises audiences.
In this one-day workshop, we will explore the multiple techniques of camera-less filmmaking and discover new ones along the way. Participants are encouraged to choose materials and tools that work effectively, then scratch, paint and collage directly on to the surface of clear leader, black leader or previously shot material. We will also look at popular methods of digitizing hand made films as well.
The Goal: To explore, play and take risks with animation.
We’re also screening a Retrospective of Steven’s work with a Q&A on 25 October.
At Barbican (10:00 – 16:00) Book tickets
Steven Woloshen is an award-winning Montreal-based cameraless animator who has been making animated films since the late ‘70’s. He studied film at Concordia University, where he initially made documentaries and collage films, but the freedom and accessibility of cameraless animation won him over. Woloshen is heavily inspired by music, particularly jazz, and has made numerous short abstract works in which the images are created in synchronisation to a music track.
His works have screened worldwide at festivals including the Montreal World Film Festival, Annecy Animated Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, and I Castelli Animati in Rome.
Steven regularly travels the world to show his work and has lectured on the subject of handmade analogue film techniques. In 2010, he published his first book on the subject of decay, archiving and handmade filmmaking techniques, titled Recipes for Reconstruction: The Cookbook for the Frugal Filmmaker.