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Super 8 Experimental Filmmaking (Day 1 of 3)

  • Somerville Media Center 90 Union Square Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

Super 8 film was introduced to the market over 50 years ago as a cheap and accessible consumer friendly format for capturing home movies.  It was taken up by artists who explored the medium, and pushed its aesthetics for work that could not have been made otherwise.  Recently there has been a renewed interest in the format and Kodak and other companies are reintroducing new film.

The Boston-based AgX Film Collective is excited to offer an overview of Super 8 filmmaking at the Somerville Community Media Center in Union Square.  In this class, students will become familiar with Super 8 cameras – film stocks and editing, through lecture, demonstration, and hands on experience.

Participants will learn the process of shooting and editing their own Super 8 film.  Cameras for in class use and editing supplies will be provided as well as 1 roll of black and white film  

Students will also have the opportunity to explore working with found footage and hand-manipulation of film.

How to sign-up: To register for the class, email the instructor Mike Piso at and write “Super 8 Workshop” in the subject.

This is a three-part workshop, with classes taking place on Mondays from 7-10pm on August 6th, 13th, and 27th. By signing up, you will be registering to attend all three parts. 


Mike Piso is a member of SCATV and a founding member of the AgX Film Collective. 

Frankie Symonds is a Somerville artist and filmmaker.

Price: $100.00 / Member Price: $100.00


About AgX:

AgX is an artist-run film lab and collective for moving image artists in the Boston area. We share resources, equipment, camaraderie and knowledge with a focus on the creation and appreciation of photochemical films. 


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Earlier Event: July 28
General Monthly Meeting