With “The Power of Super 8 Film, Insider Secrets Every Filmmaker Should Know” taking the country by storm, Pro8mm has kicked off 2011 with a series of seminars, teleseminars, and boot camps to continue the education process on Super 8 filmmaking.
Over the past few weeks Pro8mm has been traveling the country – visiting cities such as Philadelphia, New York City, Tampa, Austin, and of course Hollywood!
The Power of Super 8 Film seminars teach filmmakers (and potential filmmakers!) that if you want a real film look you have to use real film; but you don’t have to use large expensive film equipment and stock to get these looks. With the right advice and guidance, film can be used very inexpensively and add aesthetic value to any video or digital production project. Guest speakers in the industry frequently appear at these events – showcasing their work and experiences.
The Power of Super 8 Film seminars lead up to one big event that takes place semi-annually , called “The Power of Super 8 Film Boot Camp!” The boot camp is a 3 day all-intensive event that emerges those interested in learning film into every aspect of the process. Phil presents 90 minute in-depth sessions on all components of the Super 8 workflow – including cameras, film, processing and scanning. 6 to 7 guest speakers join Phil on stage – including filmmakers in the wedding, fashion, commercial and music video industries. The 3 days includes a hands-on workshop (giving each participant a chance to shoot a roll of film), tours of the Pro8mm facility with face-time in the lab, scanning room, and tech rooms, 2 full days of sessions, take-home materials, networking opportunites and more. The next boot camp will take place in just a few weeks, March 25, 26 & 27 at the Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood. Check out The Power of Super 8 Film website for more information. http://thepowerofsuper8film.com/events.php
In addition to Pro8mm’s own events, they are participating in SXSW in Austin, TX next week, presenting a panel on the making of “It’s About You” with filmmakers Kurt and Ian Markus. “It’s About You” is a feature documentary on John Mellencamp, premiering at SXSW. This film was shot on Kodak film and scanned at Pro8mm. Pro8mm will also be collaborating with Kodak for a few hands-on workshops called “Do A Shot with Pro8mm and Kodak.” Sign ups will take place at the Kodak Booth, #530 and will take place twice a day, Monday – Thursday. More info about “Do A Shot With Pro8mm and Kodak” is available here.
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