Handmade Film Institute Summer Events 2010

From: Robert Schaller (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Apr 07 2010 - 20:50:52 PDT

The 2007 Rocky Mountain Hand-Made Filmmaking Camp
July 24 - August 1, 2010

This week-long intensive course, held in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky
Mountains, explores and explains the physical and chemical nature of the
medium and its hand-made photographic possibilities. Its goal is to create
an open and artistically charged environment where experiment, discovery,
and questioning can yield new and exciting results and inspiration. It is
open to beginners and veterans alike, requiring only a desire to understand
the medium, its nature, applications, and role in an artistic life.

Beyond offering in-depth tools and techniques focused on participantsı
creation of their own hand-made films, the week is also structured to foster
meaningful dialogue with other filmmakers and their work through screenings,
discussions, visiting filmmakers, and immersion in the aesthetic
possibilities of hand-processed film. The weekıs principal guide and
teacher is Robert Schaller, an experimental filmmaker and innovator of
hand-made and interdisciplinary processes who has run the Handmade Film
Institute since 2003, after teaching at the University
of Colorado, the San Francisco Art Institute and the San Francisco Film Arts

The Camp takes place amidst aspen groves, ponderosa pine forests, and
wildflowers in an idyllic setting located in the Rocky Mountains, 45 minutes
northwest of Boulder, Colorado, at an elevation of 8,200 feet. The setting
is conducive to an intense focus on the work at hand while providing
immersion in the beauty of the natural world, and just minutes away from the
wilderness areas of the Colorado Front Range. The week features local,
organic vegan gourmet fare by our chef extraordinaire, Cynthia Sliker, so
all you have to do is think about filmmaking!

The Camp begins Saturday, July 24th and runs through Sunday, August 1st.
Visit www.handmadefilm.org for details.


The 2009 Wilderness Filmmaking Expedition
August 7 - 15, 2010

Spend a week making films in a remote wilderness area of the high Colorado
Rockies. We're just back from honing our equipment and thinking in Jamaica
(at the Jamaican Film Workshop), and have a host of refinements and new
experiences to apply this year!

This will be a truly unique event, combining an immersion in the wilderness
with an immersion in zero-emmissions, self-carried, handmade filmmaking. We
will shoot film, process it under the stars, edit, and project, surrounded
by the majesty of the high mountains. This is not just a class, but a
transcendent experience of what filmmaking can be, with the wilderness
itself as the vast and endlessly fascinating subject.

This trip will be strenuous and is limited to 6 participants. It is certain
to be unforgettable. Last year's trip was a great success; watch a trailer
of the documentary we made about it at:


For details, visit our website at www.handmadefilm.org


For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.