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When:
Saturday, 2018, July 14 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where:
144 Moody St, Bldg 18, 2nd Fl, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Join AgX for an introduction to direct animation, where participants will learn techniques for making cameraless 16mm films by painting, drawing, or scratching directly onto film. Each participant will be working independently with provided materials over light boxes. At the end of the workshop, the newly created film strips will be projected for the group to enjoy!

WHAT’S PROVIDED: All materials will be provided.

Workshops

Previous Workshops

When:
Saturday, 2018, June 16 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where:
Boston Common @ Park Street Station (Meet outside the corner of Park Street and Tremont St)

Join AgX on a cinematic field trip as we explore the stations, landscapes and people of "America's First Subway." Depending on how many of us sign up, we will break into 4 or 5 groups and shoot on 16mm or Super 8 film. Participants are encouraged to film at one station or explore multiple stations from north to south along the same line. 

Some ideas include:

Blue Line – Revere Beach/Suffolk Downs/Maverick Square/Government Center

When:
Saturday, 2018, June 9 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where:
AgX Film Collective, 144 Moody Street, Building 18, 2nd Floor, Waltham MA 02453

Once you've got your film print, how best can you preserve it over the years? Whether you're shooting on film, or just working with found analog film formats, this two-hour introduction to film preservation is designed with filmmakers in mind, particularly those who are storing their own prints at home. Leading the workshop will be David Weiss, Co-founder and Executive Director of Northeast Historic Film, who will share some key concepts, tips, and techniques related to film preservation, in addition to how best to work with film archives.

About the Instructor:

When:
Sunday, 2018, May 6 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Where:
AgX Film Collective, 144 Moody Street, Building 18, Waltham, MA

A common criticism made against shooting film is that it’s expensive. While processing the film by hand can dramatically cut down on costs, it also opens the door to a wide range of artistic possibilities. When mastered, it offers the filmmaker a level of control unmatched by commercial laboratories, but even crude hand-processing methods can produce interesting results.

When:
Saturday, 2018, May 5 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Where:
AgX Film Collective, 144 Moody Street, Building 18, Waltham, MA

Why shoot film, particularly in this age where digital cinematography has supplanted photochemical image-making as the predominant form, and cell phones capable of shooting high-definition video are nearly ubiquitous?

The value of film lies not just in its legacy as the original medium of cinema, but in its distinctness from video (as much as oil paint is distinct from acrylic), offering unique aesthetic possibilities, as well as challenging its users to think creatively within film's own constraints.

When:
Sunday, 2018, March 25 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where:
144 Moody St, Bldg 18, 2nd Fl, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Join AgX for an introduction to direct animation, where participants will learn techniques for making cameraless 16mm films by painting, drawing, or scratching directly onto film. Each participant will be working independently with provided materials over light boxes. At the end of the workshop, the newly created film strips will be projected for the group to enjoy!

WHAT’S PROVIDED: All materials will be provided.

When:
Sunday, 2017, December 3 - 11:30am to 2:30pm
Where:
AgX Film Collective Space, Building 18, 2nd Floor, 144 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

EVENT DESCRIPTION 

The objective of the Projection Repair Workshop is to teach participants how portable 16mm projectors function on a mechanical level, giving them the knowledge and skills to troubleshoot and  repair projectors beyond the workshop.  

When:
Thursday, 2017, September 14 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Where:
AgX Film Collective, Building 18, 2nd Floor, 144 Moody Street Waltham, MA

Film Foraging: 16mm Filmmaking Workshop and Field Shoot with the WALTHAM LAND TRUST at HARDY POND, WALTHAM

Learn the art of non sync 16mm film making with AGX film collective, and help create a short film at the Waltham Land Trust’s afternoon foraging expedition at Hardy Pond in Waltham, MA.

At the AgX space in downtown Waltham, participants will learn to shoot 16mm films, basic sound recording techniques and basic editing techniques.  

When:
Tuesday, 2017, August 29 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Where:
Video Studio, University Hall 4240,100 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125

Join AgX and Art Department of UMass-Boston for an introduction to projection Mapping, where participants will learn techniques for projection mapping( Projection Mapping uses everyday video projectors, but instead of projecting on a flat screen, your moving image content is mapped onto any surface, for example widow, brick wall, building surface, corner of the room. More formally, projection mapping is “the display of an image on a non-flat or non-white surface”.

When:
Sunday, 2017, August 6 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where:
144 Moody St, Bldg 18, 2nd Fl, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

Join AgX for an introduction to direct animation, where participants will learn techniques for making cameraless 16mm films by painting, drawing, or scratching directly onto film. Each participant will be working independently with provided materials over light boxes. At the end of the workshop, the newly created film strips will be projected for the group to enjoy! WHAT’S PROVIDED: All materials will be provided. AgX will be supplying clear, black, and used film strips, permanent markers, and some craft knives and stickers. Loops will be edited with AgX tape splicers at the workshop.

When:
Monday, 2017, May 15 - 7:00pm
Where:
AgX Film Collective, 2nd FL, Building 18,, 144 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
When:
Saturday, 2017, March 11 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where:
AgX Film Collective, 144 Moody Street, Building 18, 2nd Floor, Waltham, MA 02453

Join AgX for an introduction to direct animation, where participants will learn techniques for making cameraless 16mm films by painting, drawing, or scratching directly onto film. Each participant will be working independently with provided materials over light boxes. At the end of the workshop, each participant will turn their film strips into loops for projecting on screen, and the group will be able to share and experience their newly-created moving images on film. 

When:
Sunday, 2017, January 15 - 11:00am
Where:
AgX Film Collective (144 Moody Street, Building 18, Waltham, MA)
When:
Saturday, 2017, January 14 - 11:00am
Where:
AgX Film Collective (144 Moody Street, Building 18, Waltham, MA)
When:
Saturday, 2016, October 22 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Where:
Charles River Museum, 154 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA

Workshop participants will shoot, process and watch the analog film created during the workshop.

Use the Bolex 16mm wind-up movie camera to capture beautiful images in stunning black and white; no computer, software—or even electricity—required.

Process your film at AgX’s conveniently-located lab in the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill complex, a short walk from the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation.

When:
Saturday, 2016, April 9 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Where:
AgX

Chicago-based, Boston-raised filmmaker Adam Paradis returns to offer a workshop in DIY contact printing at AgX:An often, underutilized practice in celluloid based filmmaking is Contact Printing. It is a technique used to reproduce images from an already existing strip of film, most often implemented when producing a projection positive from a camera negative. It is often thought that access to a dedicated contact printer or sending materials off to a commercial lab is needed for this process.

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