The 2010 Rocky Mountain Hand-Made Filmmaking Camp
July 24 - August 1, 2010
This week-long intensive course, held in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, explores and explains the physical and chemical nature of the medium and its hand-made photographic possibilities. Its goal is to create an open and artistically charged environment where experiment, discovery, and questioning can yield new and exciting results and inspiration. It is open to beginners and veterans alike, requiring only a desire to understand the medium, its nature, applications, and role in an artistic life.
Beyond offering in-depth tools and techniques focused on participants¹ creation of their own hand-made films, the week is also structured to foster meaningful dialogue with other filmmakers and their work through screenings, discussions, visiting filmmakers, and immersion in the aesthetic possibilities of hand-processed film. The week¹s principal guide and teacher is Robert Schaller, an experimental filmmaker and innovator of hand-made and interdisciplinary processes who has run the Handmade Film Institute since 2003, after teaching at the University of Colorado, the San Francisco Art Institute and the San Francisco Film Arts Foundation.
The Camp takes place amidst aspen groves, ponderosa pine forests, and wildflowers in an idyllic setting located in the Rocky Mountains, 45 minutes northwest of Boulder, Colorado, at an elevation of 8,200 feet. The setting is conducive to an intense focus on the work at hand while providing immersion in the beauty of the natural world, and just minutes away from the wilderness areas of the Colorado Front Range. The week features local, organic vegan gourmet fare by our chef extraordinaire, Cynthia Sliker, so all you have to do is think about filmmaking!
The Camp begins Saturday, July 24th and runs through Sunday, August 1st.
Visit www.handmadefilm.org for details.