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workshop on creating new soundtrack for found home movies on Super 8 film.

[ The term „Image-Sound-Juxtaposition“ describes the drifting of two connected parts in different directions. In film, image and sound run parallel, but they do not necessarily have to relate directly to each other, and not at all times... ]

As part of this year’s Home Movie Day LaborBerlin e.V. is hosting a workshop focusing on the artistic practice of image & sound editing and the aesthetics of found footage film. The workshop takes place in two full-day events at the Filmmuseum Potsdam in the first half of October. The goal of the workshop is to create a new soundtrack for found home movies and thus to give the images a new level of meaning. Through Image-Sound-Juxtaposition a „third“ image should occur in the mind of the spectator.

Participants can bring their own family movies on Super 8, if they have them, or work with found footage of unknown origin, provided by the workshop. We will only use Super 8 film material that already contains a magnetic soundtrack and we will work in groups directly with the Super 8 material, not with digitized scans.

1st WORKSHOP DAY (Sunday, 6.10.2019)

The workshop will start with a theoretical introduction into the topic. We will look at examples from cinematic art. In the practical part of the workshop we will view the home movies that participants brought or the one provided by the workshop, and develop ideas for creative soundtracks in groups. If necessary, home movies can also be cut manually, and the required tools will be provided. At the same time, the sound ideas will be collected, improvised, recorded, downloaded, tried out, discarded…

WEEK 41 – Between the two workshops sessions, all groups will have a week to meet privately and work on their soundtracks…

2nd WORKSHOP DAY (Saturday, 12.10.2019)

During the second meeting we will listen to the self-made soundtracks together, discuss and possibly revise them. In the end, each group will play their soundtrack from the laptop (or tape) and record it directly onto the magnetic soundtrack of the Super 8 film. For this we will use various Super 8 projectors with sound recording function (Elmo GS-1200 and Braun Visacustic 2000).

HOME MOVIE DAY (Saturday 19.10.2019)

We will present our films and their brand new soundtracks in original Super 8 format in front of a large audience on Home Movie Day. The film screening will take place in the cinema of the Filmmuseum Potsdam at 14:15 and will last about 45 minutes with the opportunity for a public discussion. In addition, there will be an opportunity to digitalize the films from the workshop and to take those files home.


  • Basic knowledge of sound processing (recording, editing, mixing)
  • Laptop or other audio equipment – please bring your own!
  • During week 41 participants should have enough time to continue working in private.


Your own home movies can only be used if they already have an existing magnetic soundtrack. In the workshop, the existing magnetic sound track is erased and re-recorded! Erased sound recordings will be lost irretrievably!


Filmmuseum Potsdam
Breite Str. 1A
14467 Potsdam


Catarina Cavallari, Natalia Fentisova, Giuseppe Boccassini, Bernd Lützeler.


Sunday, 06. Oct 2019: Workshop 10:00-18:00
Saturday, 12. Oct 2019: Workshop 10:00-18:00
Saturday, 19. Oct 2019: Screening 14:15-15:00


Min. 6 / max. 12


Kindly supported by Kühn Video Technik and Foto Braune


Monday, September 30, 2019 (All day)

Exhibition dates: 

Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Fri Oct 11 2019, Fri Oct 18 2019.
Sunday, October 6, 2019 (All day)
Saturday, October 12, 2019 (All day)
Saturday, October 19, 2019 (All day)

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