No Limitations: An Exploration into Super 8 Camera Techniques


No Limitations: An Exploration into Super 8 Camera Techniques

Join us for this workshop with our guest Pablo Marín

Meant as a fresh approach to Super 8 –the youngest and most austere of the film formats– this three-day workshop will explore the possibilities of an extreme in-camera aesthetic. By embracing shooting procedures that go against the design of the format (breaking and rewinding film cartridges, doing multiple superimpositions, masking the camera gate) the aim of this crash course is to transform the supposed fragility and technological limitations of the medium into new creative advantages.

Day 1: Friday, April 14th
Brief introduction to S8 format
Introduction to rewinding cartridges

Day 2: Saturday, April 15th
Introduction to constructing camera masks
Practicing rewind and masking

Day 3: Sunday, April 16th
Processing films
Introduction to splicing and projecting



Light traps: Films by Pablo Marín

Saturday, 15th – evening (time will be announced soon)

Film Programme:
Trampa de luz, 2021, Super 8 to DCP/ProRes, sound, 9′
Untitled (Focus), 2008, Super 8, 4′
Diario colorado, 2010, Single 8, 7′
4×4, 2012, Super 8, 5′
Nuestro Fuji (una postal), 2020, Super 8, 4′
Resistfilm, 2014, Super 8, 13′
Denkbilder, 2013, 16mm (18fps), 5′
xoxo, 2013, 16mm, 5′
Denkbilder II, 2015, 16mm, sound, 4′
TRT: 56′ (all films silent except noted)

Registration for the workshop is open now:
Costs: € 50 for filmkoop wien members // € 150 for non-members

The screening is open for everybody, pay as you wish.

Pablo Marín’s film work – filmed almost exclusively in super 8 (a format that was essential in the history of Argentinian experimental cinema)– delves into the personal and the quotidian. Over the years, he has brought together a sort of film journal, abstract and oblique, where, by the means of superimpositions, masks, and frame by frame techniques, he puts to the test the potentialities of cinema.
Pablo Marín (Buenos Aires, 1982) is a critic, filmmaker and translator. As an independent researcher and curator, he has presented programmes on Argentinean cinema in the United States, Canada, Spain, Austria, Finland and Switzerland. He translated books by Jonas Mekas, Stan Brakhage and John Waters, among others. His film Resistfilm (2014) won the best Avant-Garde Film at Filmadrid, and his latest, Trampa de luz (2021), was awarded the Principal Online Prize of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

Workshop language is English.

Die Veranstaltung ist Teil unseres Jahresprogramms und wird gefördert durch die Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (MA7) und das BMKÖS.

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