The Edge of Film

Capturing Images for Visual & Sound Rhythm

30 Jan 2011
1 Feb 2011
  • Worm
  • Achterhaven 148, 3024 RC Rotterdam

The Japanese film artist Tomonari Nishikawa is a regular guest of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. This year his short films Shibuya Tokyo and Tokyo Ebisu will be shown at the festival on Friday 28 and Saturday 29th January. In collaboration with the festival Tomonari will guide a 3-day hands-on workshop in our, WORM.filmwerkplaats, space. Off course the workshop participants will get to work themselves.


Worm - bron


Capturing Images For Visual & Sound Rhythm

The focus of this workshop is on filming 16mm film by using a 35mm still photo camera. By doing so also the optical soundtrack part of the 16mm film stock will be exposed. A film projector transforms the visual information on the optical soundtrack into sound while projecting the film. After a brief introduction and discussion about the techniques and
concepts, along with short screenings, participants will shoot 16mm films using 35mm still cameras, in order to get images for the picture frame, as well as for the optical soundtrack, composing both visual and sound simultaneously by shooting films frame by frame. Participants then will use a darkroom to manipulate the films by contact-printing and hand-processing.

All necessary materials, including a still photo camera, film materials and chemicals, will be provided.

Tomonari Nishikawa

Nishikawa started filmmaking in 2001, and his works have been screened at many film festivals, cinemathques, museums, and other alternative spaces. Through a chosen medium, Nishikawa shows his interests in cinema apparatuses, materiality, media, as well as a process and presentation of work. He is one of the founders and currently festival adviser of KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival in Malaysia. Nishikawa teaches at Binghamton University New York.
More information on the website.