16mm Filmmaking Workshop

Date & Time

Saturday, April 27 | 9:00am - 4:00pm

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FAR - 202 S Rogers St Bloomington, IN


IU Libraries Moving Image Archive|


Instructors Caleb Allison + Susanne Schwibs

This two-day workshop will introduce participants to the technical and artistic process of 16mm filmmaking. Participants will learn the fundamentals of celluloid filmmaking and how to use the all-analogue Sekonic light meter and iconic Bolex H16 film camera. Then, in small groups they will plan and shoot a film.

While some filmmaking experience may be helpful, this workshop is open to anyone with an interest in the art and craft of celluloid filmmaking. No previous experience required.

Please note: Day 1 and Day 2 are in different locations. Lunch will be provided on the first day of the workshop. Participants should plan to purchase or bring their lunch on day two.

Dates | Times | Locations
Day 1: Friday 4/26
9AM – 4PM
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts (The Library)
202 S Rogers St Bloomington, IN 47404

Day 2: Saturday 4/27
9AM – 4PM (or whenever shooting concludes)
Herman B Wells LibraryIU Libraries Screening Room (Wells Library 048)
1320 E 10th St Bloomington, IN 47405

Sponsored by: FAR Center for Contemporary Arts | IU Libraries Moving Image Archive | IU Media School