This Week at EPFC

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INTRO TO SUPER 8 AND 16MM - a free outdoor workshop!

OUTDOORS AT ELYSIAN PARK, LOS ANGELES Sunday, May 22: 1 PM - 4 pm Discover the joys of analog filmmaking with this fun, free, outdoor hands-on intro class to Super 8 & 16mm. We’ll learn about film history, camera mechanics and analogue cinematography techniques and then put our new knowledge into practice as we do some filming of our own and possibly even some hand processing! Workshop limited to 6 participants. Location details provided upon sign up and confirmation.

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Intro to Adobe Premiere Pro: June 2022

New to Premiere Pro? This Basics class will help you learn how to professionally edit video. Instructor Will O'Loughlen will breaks down the entire import-to-output process—ideal as an overview for new editors, and a good crash course for editors migrating from other platforms. This class is offered free online via Zoom; participants are welcome to work along with Will on their own computers equipped with Premiere, or simply observe.

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  • May 17th, 2022
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SWS Baltimore Begins May 19!

The 24th instalment of our global city symphony project launches this week with 14 fabulous students at the Baltimore School for the Arts… we can’t wait for the Super 8 fun to begin!

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  • May 17th, 2022
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South Central Film Festival and EPFC Team Up on Youth Super 8 Workshop Series!

RSVP for the second Super 8mm Filmmaking and Storytelling workshop for youth taking place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Mercado La Paloma from 3:00-5:00pm. 🎬 The workshop will be facilitated by the Echo Park Film Center. This is part of the South Central Film Festival programming, a project of Esperanza Community Housing and L.A. Grit Media, in partnership with WE RISE 2022 #ByUsForUs

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This Week on Optical Track: Mingus and Wilvis!

It’s that time again! All Ball Radio and DJ Wilvis are here to fill up your ear holes with some delightful tracks on wax. Do you like Behead the Profit and Buck Owens? If so, this episode might be right up your alley! Streaming live tonight from 8-10PM on dublab.com!

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  • The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony

    Shot on Super 8 black-and-white film, this is a cinematic exploration of Los Angeles’s many environments and landscapes. A collaboration between the Los Angeles City Symphony and the Echo Park Film Center

  • I Started Off Holding The Camera and Then I Passed It On

    An EPFC Filmmobile community video project facilitated by visiting British filmmaker, artist and educator Ed Webb Ingall.

  • Free Time and Sunshine: Home Movies In Southern California

    A documentary exploring and celebrating the home movie in Southern California created by the Echo Park Film Center Fall 2013 Youth Class.

  • Chinatown Takeout

    An film noir homage exploring issues of gentrification and displacement in LA's Chinatown created by the Echo Park Film Center Spring 2017 Youth Class.

  • Sunset and Alvarado

    This hour-long documentary, SUNSET AND ALVARADO, by the EPFC Fall 2016 Youth Class, explores the realities of increasing gentrification in the Echo Park neighborhood.

    Filmmakers: Miabella Chavez, Bryan Chavez, Stephane DeLeon, Angel Fabre, Nicole Hernandez, Eliza Jimenez, Maria Monterrosa, Ivy Olvera, Unie Olvera, Angie Quiroz, Brigit Retana, Alex Roofhopper, Micah Siler, and Rene Aguilar Weber.

    Instructors: Gemma Jimenez, Georgiana Olivas, Miko Revereza, Mike Stoltz

  • Watch Your Step! Al Pasito!

    Watch Your Step! ¡Al Pasito! was an August 2020 film program located in Panorama City that showcasing several films shot by Angelenos about walking and moving through Los Angeles. The screeningalso included the premiere of this new film made by the EPFC Co-op that shares information about incoming changes to the valley including Metro construction and how to stay safe as a pedestrian throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This program was funded by a generous grant from SCAG, GoHuman, and the California Office of Traffic Safety.

  • Happy Holidays from EPFC North!

    We like making art and spreading it around. We like making movies, genre: Kinda Underground. We're not in it for the money, we're not doing it for fame. We're doing it for love. We're doing it for love. (Music: Los Gatitos)

  • Film Friends: Episode 1 with Dagie Brundert

    Film Friends is a monthly series that brings established and emerging filmmakers together online for informal discussions on everything analog cinema. Series 1 features eco image-makers from around the world!

  • Tin Can Telephone: A Community Film Project

    Tin Can Telephone is a celebration of neighborhourhood creativity and connectivity in challenging times.

    Images were created by 65 individuals over the span of two months (January 1 to February 28, 2021) in the Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood on the traditional, unceded homeland of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

    Each participant or participating family selected a date and then created one image or 5 seconds of video that in some way represented Grandview-Woodland on that day. Together they become a cinematic chain letter reflecting on everyday local life during a global pandemic.

    Project made possible by The Vancouver Foundation's Small Neighbourhood Grants program with creative support from EPFC North.

  • Tendril Love

    Filmed on Super 8 and eco-processed with local organic ingredients, Wendel Vistan's tendril love was created as part of breathing room, September 2021.

    breathing room is a new artist residency program from EPFC North and IRIS Film Collective that reimagines the artist residency as a fluid space for collaboration, experimentation, relaxation, and community connection.

    Wendel explored analog film technologies in telling a story of Mim’s Farm, a special place that “holds a space for conversations about the local histories of the area surrounding the Big Bend [of South Burnaby] and the Chinese migrants who farm on the land.”