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2014 ADULT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE BELOW

EPFC’s Adult Workshops are a terrific opportunity to partake in the cinematic revolution! Our affordable classes cover an array of hands-on filmmaking techniques and technologies in a relaxed setting. Check listings below for specific dates, times and tuition fees.

Registration: enrollment is limited so sign up early! Payment in full must be made at time of registration to reserve a spot. We accept PayPal via our website (use the DONATION button on the right or at the bottom of our website homepage, tell us what class it's for in the "Message to Seller" section, then send us an email at info@echoparkfilmcenter.org with your contact information to confirm) or cash in person during regular store hours. Please contact us and make sure there's still room in the class before making a payment.

Cancellation Policy: Tuition is non-refundable. Credit may be given for a future class of equal value if cancellation notice is received at least 7 days prior to the scheduled class.

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FALL 2014 CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

DREAMING LOS ANGELES: AN ANIMATED EXQUISITE CORPSE
An open workshop led by our September Artist in Residence, Amy Lee Ketchum to create an animated exquisite corpse about our home, Los Angeles.  Learn how to make a 2-d paper puppet and bring it to life with animation under the camera.  Feel free to bring your own art supplies, found objects, photographs, etc to animate.  Lemonade and cookies provided!   Drop in any time during the workshop between 12:30 and 4:30.  Free for everyone and all ages!  The completed animation will be screened on September 25th along with other films directed by Amy. Date: Sunday, September 14, 12:30 - 4:30 pm. Instructor: Amy Lee Ketchum FREE! EVERYONE WELCOME!

DIY VIEWMASTER WORKSHOP
Did you own a View-Master when you were a kid? Revisit the artistic and creative storytelling possibilities of this classic toy with an immersive one-day workshop. Learn the surprising history of stereoscopy and gain hands-on experience making your own 3D View-Master reels using a 16mm camera rig--it’s easier than you might think! All ages welcome and all materials provided. Bring your own View-Master if you have one! Date: Sunday, October 5, 11 am - 6 pm. Instructors: Gina Napolitan, Beaux Mingus and Cosmo Segurson. Class size: 8 participants. Tuition: $100/$80 for members.

THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW with visiting filmmaker NAMEERA AHMED
This two-day workshop is a great opportunity to learn the art and basic techniques of good interviewing. Participants will get to see and analyze various kinds of interviews and their techniques. Finally they will experiment with their own interviews while shooting and editing.
Documentary Filmmmakers have always understood the importance of a good interview in creating and weaving the narrative of a story. The purpose of this workshop is to understand the role of an interview as an artistic element in the narrative structure of a documentary film. Participants will look at ways of approaching their subject, how to make their subjects feel easy in front of the camera, and how to get the natural performer within their subject to let go!
While looking at the various types of interviews, the participants will also get to see the audiovisual elements that make the basics of a good interview. They will see the fundamentals of composition, framing the subject, and how to utilize available light in their subject’s environment, while looking at video elements in an interview recording.
Participants will also see the importance of good audio in a video recording of an interview. Microphone patterns like Unidirectional, Omni-Directional and Bi-Directional will be briefly discussed; and various mics like lavalier mics for studio/indoor recording and boom mics for location recording will be introduced. They will look at how to hide transmitters and mics, and how to work around the multi challenges when trying to record usable sound.
Participants will apply this knowledge while shooting their own video interviews, and finally while editing their interviews in a cohesive manner.
Instructor Nameera Ahmed is a Karachi-based filmmaker, visual artist, scuba diver, Digital Reviewer for Leonardo Reviews. She teaches at the Media Arts Programme at Karachi University. Date: Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 10 AM - 3 PM. Instructor: Nameera Ahmed. Class Size: 6 Participants Tuition: $150 / $120 EPFC Members

INTRODUCTION TO 16MM FILMMAKING & HAND-PROCESSING
An introduction to 16mm film mechanics using Bolex reflex and Canon Scoopic cameras. In this one-day workshop, students will learn basic camera operation, lighting, and hand-processing technique. No previous filmmaking experience necessary. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Date: Saturday, September 27, 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM Instructors: Andrew Kim and Mike Stoltz. Class Size: 9 participants. Tuition: $75/$60 EPFC Members

CINEMATIC WONDERLANDS: 16MM IN CAMERA EFFECTS
This intensive two-day 16mm film workshop welcomes filmmakers of any experience level. Techniques that we will explore and execute include: split screen effects, mattes, and matte paintings, models and miniatures, stop motion animation, superimposing of text, animation, the creation of ghosts, and more. All of this without any of that pesky and expensive 'post production' time. Students will leave with a wider visual vocabulary for their own projects, the confidence to continue experimenting on film, and a 16mm print to prove their new abilities! These optical illusions and camera techniques are nothing without the filmmakers imagination. Lively discussion and an expressionistic approach to image making will be the real focus for this fun and rapid fire workshop. Bring a notebook and an open mind!
Date: Sat, November 22 and Sun, November 23, 1 - 5 pm. Instructor: Cosmo Segurson. Class Size: 6 participants Tuition: $120 /$100 EPFC Members

INTRODUCTION TO SUPER 8 FILMMAKING & HAND-PROCESSING
An introduction to Super 8 film mechanics using Nizo and Canon cameras. In this one-day workshop, students will learn basic camera operation and hand-processing technique. No previous filmmaking experience necessary. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Date: Saturday, October 25, 1 PM - 6 PM Instructors: Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr Class Size: 9 participants. Tuition: $75/$60 EPFC Members

INTRODUCTION TO 8MM FILMMAKING & HAND-PROCESSING
An introduction to 8mm/Double 8mm film mechanics using a variety of vintage cameras. In this one-day workshop, students will learn basic camera operation, hand-processing and projection technique, with a focus on experimenting with unslit 8mm film as a medium for 16mm projection. No previous filmmaking experience necessary. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Date: Saturday, November 1, 1 PM - 6 PM Instructors: Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr Class Size: 9 participants. Tuition: $75/$60 EPFC Members

ECO-PROCESSING FOR SUPER 8 FILM
Learn how to develop your own black and white Super 8 footage in buckets and Lomo tanks using eco-friendly ingredients such as coffee, beer, wine, cola, fruit, flowers, vitamin C, washing soda and hydrogen peroxide. All materials provided by the Echo Park Film Center. Date: October 4, 12:30 - 5:30 pm. Instructors: Chloe Reyes & Lisa Marr  Class Size: 9 participants. Tuition: $75/$60 EPFC Members

INTRODUCTION TO HANDMADE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING ON SUPER 8!
6 consecutive Saturdays, beginning October 18, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
In this 6-session class, students will learn the fundamentals of Super 8 documentary filmmaking including storytelling, interview technique, Super 8 camera operation and film processing, sound recording, analog editing, and exhibition. Each student will complete and exhibit a 5-minute black and white Super 8 film on family and/or community history. No previous filmmaking experience necessary. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Instructors: Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo. Class Size: 6 participants. Tuition: $250/$200 EPFC Members

ANALOG VIDEO ART WORKSHOP
An open collaborative one-day workshop for video artists or anyone interested in creating video art with analog video machines. We will watch examples from the history of video art, then explore and experiment with these techniques and technology to create our own video pieces, including video feedback, keying and colorization, manipulation of found footage and the degradation of video images. Workshop participants will create one short video art piece by the end of the session. Participants are encouraged to bring found footage on VHS tapes and any decks or pieces of equipment they would like to contribute to our closed-circuit video system.  Fall 2014 Dates:
Friday, September 19; 1 – 5 pm
Tuesday, October 21; 7 – 11 pm
Class Size: 9 Students
Instructor: Miko Revereza
Tuition: $60/$50 EPFC Members

ONE-MINUTE MOVIES STARRING HARINEZUMI!
A crash course in instant filmmaking featuring the most adorable digital camera ever: the Harinezumi! The Harinezumi fits in the palm of your hand and captures dreamy, Super 8-ish still and moving images. In five short hours, we’ll plan, shoot, edit and upload individual one-minute experimental/ documentary film using the surrounding neighborhood as a backdrop. Then, using Final Cut Pro 7, we’ll edit the films and immediately share them with the world! All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Date: Friday, October 24, Noon - 5 pm. Instructors: Miko Revereza and Lisa Marr. Class size: 6 participants. Tuition: $75/$60 EPFC Members.

DIGITAL EDITING: INTRODUCTION TO FINAL CUT PRO 7
This one-day class opens the door to the power and majesty of a beloved digital editing program. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC.
Fall 2014 Dates:
Saturday, September 20; 1 – 5 pm
Saturday, October 18; 1–5 pm
Saturday, November 15; 1 – 5 pm
Saturday, December 13; 1–5 pm
Ages:
20+
Class Size: 6 Students
Instructor: Will O'Loughlen
Tuition: $60/$50 EPFC Members

A VERY CINEMATIC CRAFTY CHRISTMAS DROP-IN WORKSHOP
Let’s make some super awesome seasonal gifts and ornaments out of recycled/repurposed materials. Fun for everyone! Date: Saturday, December 20, Noon - 5 pm. Materials fee: $10 / $8 EPFC Members

 

SUMMER 2014 CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

For the first time in EPFC’s 13-year existence, we are excited to offer a comprehensive and intensive Film, Video and Media Arts Summer School to the City of Los Angeles.

No experience is necessary - simply a desire to join the cinematic revolution and dream. This initiative is part of the new EPFC Coop, a new model of engagement that invites the LA cinematic community to take a larger role in the educational, curatorial and administrative elements of the Echo Park Film Center.

SHORT CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Saturday, July 12 – INTRODUCTION TO 16MM FILMMAKING & HAND-PROCESSING – 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
An introduction to 16mm film mechanics using Bolex reflex and Canon Scoopic cameras. In this one-day workshop, students will learn basic camera operation, lighting, and hand-processing technique. No previous filmmaking experience necessary. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Instructors: Eve LaFountain & Andrew Kim. Fee: $75/$60 EPFC Members

Sundays July 13 and July 20 – HANDMADE EMULSION TINTYPE WORKSHOP – 12 PM – 5 PM
This two-day advanced workshop will explore the theory and creation of hand-made black and white silver emulsion. Using 4x5 tintypes, a still format popularized in the latter half of the 19th century, students will collectively make an emulsion batch, coat, shoot and develop their own tintypes. Some experience with analog formats preferred but not required. All supplies and equipment provided. Instructor: Chloe Reyes. Fee: $150/$120 EPFC Members

Saturday, July 19 – ANALOG VIDEO ART WORKSHOP – 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
An open collaborative workshop for video artists or anyone interested in creating video art with analog video machines. We will watch examples from the history of video art, then explore and experiment with these techniques and technology to create our own video pieces, including video feedback, keying and colorization, manipulation of found footage and the degradation of video images. Workshop participants will create one short video art piece by the end of the session. Participants are encouraged to bring found footage on VHS tapes and any decks or pieces of equipment they would like to contribute to our closed-circuit video system. Instructor: Miko Revereza. Fee: $75/$60 EPFC Members

Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27 – ECO FILM WORKSHOP – 12 PM – 4 PM
This 2-day workshop will explore the shooting and developing of Super 8 and 35mm analog film formats. Day 1 will focus on learning the camera formats and students will explore Echo Park and shoot footage. With an emphasis on hand-processing, students will develop the footage on Day 2 using only eco-friendly chemicals such as coffee, wine, cola, hydrogen peroxide, and many more! All materials provided by the Echo Park Film Center. Instructors: Ellie Parker & Chloe Reyes Fee: $120/$95 EPFC Members.

Saturday, August 16 – LOOPS! – 1 PM – 5 PM
Learn how to make your own direct animation and found footage loops at this family friendly drop-in workshop. Presented in conjunction with the Echo Park Rising Festival, this workshop is FREE! Everyone welcome! Snacks provided by Two Boots Pizza!

MULTI-WEEK CLASSES FOR ADULTS

IT’S ALIVE! ALTERNATIVE ANIMATION AND SOUND TECHNIQUES
6 consecutive Wednesdays, beginning July 30, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Final screening/presentation of projects on Wednesday, September 10 – 8 PM
A workshop class all about DIY animation and frame-by-frame filmmaking techniques, coupled with similarly inventive soundtrack-building techniques. Working both collaboratively and independently, students will learn basic 16mm animation and no-budget special effects, work with found footage and found sound, use homemade microphones and soundmakers, and even draw soundtracks directly onto their films. The class will culminate with students making their own experimental 16mm self-portrait films and screening them with a live soundtrack of their own creation! Instructors: Gina Napolitan & Beaux Mingus. Age: 15 and up (beginners welcome!) Class size: 10 students maximum. Fee: $150/$120 EPFC Members

INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
8 consecutive Saturdays, beginning August 2, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
In this 8-session class, students will learn the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking including storytelling, interview technique, Super 8 camera operation and film processing, sound recording, analog editing, and digital editing using Final Cut Pro software. Each student will complete and exhibit a 5-minute black and white Super 8 film on family and/or community history. No previous filmmaking experience necessary. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC. Class limited to 6 students. Instructors: Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo. Fee: $250/$200 EPFC Members

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SPRING 2014 CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Digital Editing: Introduction to Final Cut Pro 7
This one-day class opens the door to the power and majesty of a digital editing program that is fast becoming the industry standard. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC.
2014 Dates:
Saturday, March 15; 1 – 5 pm
Saturday, June 21; 1–5 pm

Ages: 20+
Class Size: 6 Students
Instructors: Will O'Loughlen
Tuition: $60/$50 EPFC Members

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Introduction to Super 8 Filmmaking & Hand-processing
Using the classic home-movie camera, students will explore the history, application and tender sophistication of small format filmmaking. This one-day workshop includes basic camera operation, shooting techniques and hand-processing with both traditional reversal photochemistry and negative processing from home-brewed kitchen ingredients! No previous filmmaking experience necessary. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC.
2014 Dates:
Saturday, May 3; 12:30 – 5:30 pm CLASS FULL!
Ages: 20+
Class Size: 9 Students
Instructor: Rick Bahto
Tuition: $75/$60 Members

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Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking & Hand-Processing
An introduction to 16mm film mechanics using Bolex reflex and Canon Scoopic cameras. In this one-day workshop, students will learn basic camera operation, lighting, and hand-processing technique. No previous filmmaking experience necessary. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC.
2014 Dates:
Saturday, March 8; 12:30 – 5:30 pm
Ages: 20+
Class Size: 9 Students
Instructors: Eve LaFountain, Cosmo Segurson
Fee: $75/$60 EPFC Members

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Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking
In this 8-session class, students will learn the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking including storytelling, interview technique, Super 8 camera operation and film processing, sound recording, analog editing, and digital editing using Final Cut Pro software. Each student will complete and exhibit a 5-minute black and white Super 8 film on family and/or community history. No previous filmmaking experience necessary. All equipment and materials provided by EPFC.
2014 Dates:
Spring Session: 8 consecutive Saturdays, beginning March 8, 10 AM - 12:30 PM
 Summer/Autumn Session: 8 consecutive Saturdays, beginning August 2, 10 AM - 12:30 PM: CLASS FULL!
Ages: 20+
Class Size: 6 Students
Instructors: Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo
Fee: $250/$200 EPFC Members

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2014 SPECIAL WORKSHOPS ... Explore new filmmaking techniques and meet traveling artists! More coming soon!

Saturday, April 26 – ONE MINUTE MOVIE WORKSHOP – 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Today we will write, shoot, edit and upload a one minute documentary/experimental film. We will strike out using digital cameras and the surrounding neighborhood as a backdrop. Then using Final Cut Pro 7 we will edit the film to perfection. Finally we will upload your film to vimeo for you to share with your audience. Class is primarily for novice filmmakers. Topics covered: story structure, camera basics, and editing skills. 
Class size: 6 students
Instructors: Will O'Loughlen
Fee: $75/$60 EPFC Members

Saturday, April 5– TINTING & TONING WORKSHOP – 1 – 5 PM
Introduction to the basics of tinting and toning film material. EPFC will supply footage to experiment with, and we'll be using traditional chemical toners, commercial tinting packages, and home-brewed kitchen-ingredient tinting agents. Each student will create their own short film loop. No experience necessary!
Age: 19+
Class Size: 6 students
Instructors: Chloe Reyes & Ellie Parker
Fee: $50


 




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