2.17.12: Let’s See What Develops

Today we are welcomed into the magical world of the filmwerkplaats. This cozy cave, buried deep in the heart of WORM, contains everything anyone could ever want/need to make their very own 8mm , Super 8 or 16mm masterpiece. Heaven! And effortlessly facilitating it all is Esther Urlus: smart, curious, creative and fearless, she’s part of an international sisterhood of dynamic lady filmmakers who live and love hand made film  – kisses to you, dear Dagie Brundert, Heather Harkins, Helen Hill, Jodie Mack and Naomi Uman!

The hours roll by as we familiarize ourselves with the filmwerkplaats’ equipment and layout, and receive Esther’s crash course in Russian film tank developing (“Don’t be a pussy!”). We are intoxicated by the camaraderie, the process and the results; this is definitely a step up from the bucket o’ spaghetti methodology usually employed at EPFC… We’re hooked!

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Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr travel the world, sharing movies and music with the masses. At home in Los Angeles, they facilitate community screenings and workshops at the Echo Park Film Center, a non-profit media arts organization.

Comments 4

  1. David February 18, 2012

    I have no idea what this segment of the blog was about BUT I did like the photos at the end. Why does everyone have dirty smocks on…..we would not allow that in Mexico, heh, heh.

  2. lisapaolosuper8 February 18, 2012

    Ah, our first art patron! Actually they are film stills (quickly scanned from a roll of the 16mm motion picture test roll we shot) and currently just exist as jpegs. I’ve been toying the idea with blowing up some stills and presenting them in photo format for a while… A project for back home in LA perhaps!

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