WORKSHOP: DIE “BILD-TON-SCHERE” // IMAGE-SOUND-JUXTAPOSITION

Date: October 06, 12 and 19, 2019
Location: Filmmuseum Potsdam

Ein Workshop zur Neuvertonung gefundener Home Movies auf Super-8
A workshop on creating new soundtrack for found home movies on Super-8 film

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[ Der Begriff “BILD-TON-SCHERE” beschreibt das Auseinanderdriften zweier miteinander verbundener Teile in verschiedene Richtungen. Im Film laufen Bild und Ton zwar parallel, müssen sich jedoch nicht notwendigerweise und nicht zu jedem Zeitpunkt direkt aufeinander beziehen… ]

Im Rahmen des diesjährigen Home Movie Day bietet LaborBerlin e.V.einen Workshop, bei dem die künstlerische Praxis der Bild-Ton-Montage und die Ästhetik des Found-Footage-Films im Vordergrund stehen. Der Workshop findet in der ersten Oktoberhälfte an zwei ganztägigen Terminen im Filmmuseum Potsdam statt. Ziel ist es, in Gruppenarbeit gefundene Home Movies mit einem neuen Soundtrack zu versehen und den Bildern somit eine neue Bedeutungsebene zu verleihen. Durch das Spiel mit der “BILD-TON-SCHERE” soll ein neues “drittes” Bild im Kopf des Zuschauers entstehen.

Teilnehmer können – falls vorhanden – ihre eigenen Familienfilme auf Super-8 mitbringen oder sich aus einem bereitgestellten Fundus unbekannter Herkunft bedienen. Voraussetzung ist, dass das verwendete Super-8-Filmmaterial bereits über eine Magnet-Tonspur verfügt. Wir arbeiten direkt mit dem Super-8 Material, und nicht mit digitalisierten Scans.

1. WORKSHOP TAG (Sonntag, 6.10.2019)
Der Workshop beginnt mit einer Einführung in die Thematik. Hierzu sehen wir uns Beispiele aus der Filmkunst an. Im praktischen Teil sichten wir mitgebrachte und vorhandene Home Movies und entwickeln in mehreren Gruppen Ideen für eigene, kreative Soundtracks. Je nach Bedarf können Home Movies auch manuell geschnitten werden. Die dazu nötigen Werkzeuge werden gestellt. Parallel werden Sound-Ideen gesammelt, improvisiert, aufgenommen, heruntergeladen, ausprobiert, verworfen…

KW41 – Zwischen den beiden Workshop-Terminenhaben alle Gruppen eine Woche lang Gelegenheit, sich privat zu treffen und an den Soundtracks weiterzuarbeiten…

2. WORKSHOP TAG (Samstag, 12.10.2019)
Beim zweiten Treffen werden wir dann die selbst gemachten Soundtracks gemeinsam anhören, diskutieren, ggf. überarbeiten. Am Ende wird jede Gruppe ihren Soundtrack vom Laptop (oder Tape) direkt auf die Magnet-Tonspur des Super-8-Films aufspielen. Hierzu benutzen wir diverse Super-8 Projektoren mit Tonaufnahme-Funktion (Elmo GS-1200 und Braun Visacustic 2000)

HOME MOVIE DAY (Samstag, 19.10.2019)
Die frisch vertonten Filme werden am Home Movie Day im originalen Super-8 Format vor großem Publikum präsentiert. Das Film-Screening findet im Kino des Filmmuseums Potsdam um 14:15 Uhr statt und dauert ca. 45 Minuten. Je nach Länge unserer Arbeitsergebnisse besteht Gelegenheit für ein Publikumsgespräch. Außerdem gibt es die Möglichkeit, die erstellten Filme vor Ort digitalisieren zu lassen und die Dateien mit nach Hause zu nehmen.

VORAUSSETZUNGEN:
• Grundkenntnisse der Tonbearbeitung (Aufnahme, Schneiden, Mixen)
• Eigener Laptop-Computer oder anderes Audio-Equipment – bitte mitbringen!
• Teilnehmer sollten in KW41 genug Zeit haben, um privat weiterzuarbeiten.

ACHTUNG!
Eigene Home Movies können NUR verwendet werden, wenn sie bereits über eine vorhandene Magnet-Tonspur verfügen. Im Workshop wird die vorhandene Magnet-Tonspur gelöscht und neu bespielt! Gelöschte Tonaufnahmen gehen unwiederbringlich verloren!

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[ 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 wewill work in groups directly with the Super-8 material, not with digitized scans.

1stWORKSHOP 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…

2ndWORKSHOP 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.

REQUIREMENTS:
• 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

ATTENTION!
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!

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Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Kühn Video Technik, Foto Braune & screenshot // Kindly supported by Kühn Video Technik, Foto Braune & screenshot

WORKSHOP TEAM:
Catarina Cavallari, Natalia Fentisova, Giuseppe Boccassini, Bernd Lützeler.

VERANSTALTUNGSORT //  VENUE:
Filmmuseum Potsdam
Breite Str. 1A
14467 Potsdam

TERMINE  //  EVENTS:
Sunday, 06th Oct 2019:   Workshop 10:00-18:00
Saturday, 12th Oct 2019:   Workshop 10:00-18:00
Saturday, 19th Oct 2019:   Screening 14:15-15:00

TEILNEHMERZAHL //  NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
Min. 6 / max. 12

TEILNAHMEGEBÜHR //  ENTRY FEE:
40 Euro (20 Euro für Mitglieder von LaborBerlin e.V.  //  for members of LaborBerlin)

ANMELDUNG BIS ZUM //  REGISTRATION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30th
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Summer Screening 2019

LaborBerlin presents its annual Summer Screening on August 10th, 2019. Join us for an evening of new films and performances by our members alongside some visiting friends and guest artists. The screening will take place at Kino Zukunft near Ostkreuz. There will be food & drinks in the garden, starting at 7:00pm.

Date: Saturday, 10th August 2019
Location: Kino Zukunft, Laskerstrasse 5, 10245 Berlin
Doors open: 7:00PM
Entry Fee: 9 Euros

Ticket reservation: vyusmirnova@gmail.com
(tickets will only be reserved until program starts at 8 pm)

Auch dieses Jahr präsentieren wir wieder einen Abend mit neuen Filmen und Performances unserer Mitglieder und Arbeiten von befreundeten Künstlern und Filmemachern, diesmal im Kino Zukunft am Ostkreuz. Zu sehen gibt es ein ganzes Programm von den kürzlich gegründeten Analogfilmwerken in Hamburg, zwei Arbeiten der Macher von Harkat Studios in Mumbai / Indien, vier Film-Performances, u.a. von Aurélie Percevault von Mire einem Labor in Nantes / Frankreich und die Berlin-Premiere einer Installation der spanischen Künstlerin Esperanza Collado. Außerdem gibt es Food & Drinks im Garten.

Datum: Samstag, 10. August 2019
Einlass: 19:00 Uhr
Eintritt: 9 Euro
Ort: Kino Zukunft, Laskerstrasse 5, 10245 Berlin

Tickets: könnt Ihr reservieren über vyusmirnova@gmail.com
Die Reservierung gilt nur bis zum Programmstart um 20 Uhr.

Analog Workshop 2019

Date: August 30 – September 4, 2019
Location: LaborBerlin, Arsenal, Silent Green, Kornmanufaktur

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For the third year, LaborBerlin is happy to collaborate with Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. to offer an intensive, 5-day analog film workshop. Participants will learn to shoot and develop 16mm film as well as the principles of analog/digital archiving, digitization, and analog/digital projection.

More info here.

Book – Film in the Present Tense

This book brings together contributions from participants and guests of Film in the Present Tense – International Symposium on Current Developments in Analog Film Culture, held in Berlin. It reflects a contemporary discussion around the use, value and purpose of analogue film from a multiplicity of perspectives: artists, filmmakers, scholars, archivists, curators, technician s and manufacturers. Film in the Present Tense intends to provide a documentation of the collective momentum that characterized the symposium and it responds to the persistent desire to keep talking about analogue film.

Edited by L.Greenfield, D. S. Phillips, K.Schroedinger, B.Speidel and P. Widmann
Designed by Anne Retsch

Available at Archive Books! – link here

Diffraktion # 9

LaborBerlin e.V. presents

Date: February 2, 2019
Location: ACUD MACHT NEU, Veteranenstrasse 21, 10119 Berlin
Hours: Doors open at 7pm, event begins at 7:30pm

LaborBerlin e.V. is happy to present the 9th edition of Diffraktion, the annual showcase highlighting new works by LaborBerlin members and friends.

This year’s Diffraktion will be hosting guests from Labodoble (Prague) showing the new performance of Alexandra Moralesová and Georgy Bagdasarov.

LaborBerlin members will present their latest collection of analogue works on Super8 and 16mm film.

With works by: Natalia Fentisova, Isma Gane, Dr. Globus & Busenvolk, Luisa Greenfield, Tomasz Konart, Melina Pafundi, Alejo Franzetti, Deborah S. Philipps, Katrin Eissing, Bernd Lützeler, Alexandra Moralesová and Georgy Bagdasarov

The event will be moderated by Maria Morata and Alejo Franzetti.

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/276592823049526/

Scotch Tape Cinema and Sound

Date: September 20, 2018
Workshop: 10am – 5pm
Location: LaborBerlin, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members. Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to labor.organisation@gmail.com
Workshop fee for non-members: 30 €

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Participants will learn to make motion pictures and looping sound with a very economical tool: simple adhesive tape! We will make eye-popping “moving collages” using a dye transfer technique from magazine pages onto 16mm film, then segue into making our own cassette tape loops, splicing by hand and re-recording onto them. The workshop will include a presentation on the history of using everyday materials for art making, direct animation and audio tape loops. Participants will leave at the end of the day with their very own 16mm collage film and reusable audio cassette tape loop.

More info here.

Mike Stoltz (b. 1981, Miami, FL) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who works directly with the tools of cinema – images, sound, and time – to reexamine the familiar. His 16mm films and videos have played at festivals and micro-cinemas around the globe. Prior to filmmaking he spent many years involved in every aspect of the DIY music scene, from playing in bands and releasing records to lifting equipment and mopping the floor at the end of the show. He is a member of the The Echo Park Film Center and teaches at various universities in Southern California.

Spotlights on a Brick Wall – Films by Alee Peoples and Mike Stoltz

Date: September 21, 2018 at 8 pm
Location: LaborBerlin, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

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LaborBerlin is proud to host emerging filmmakers from the alternative film scene in Los Angeles Alee Peoples and Mike Stoltz for a screening of their films on 16mm. Their work addresses the personal and political through the use of playfulness, in- camera editing, photoplay and performative DIY antics.


PROGRAM:

Spotlight on a Brick Wall
Alee Peoples + Mike Stoltz | 2016 | 16mm | 8′
A performance film that navigates expectations of both the audience and the makers. A series of false starts. Dub treatment on the laugh track.

With Pluses and Minuses
Mike Stoltz | 2013 | 16mm | 5′
“…Stoltz shakes and dislocates audio and image with volume and pitch variations, editing the 16mm film in camera, varying the focus and the shot length of every frame, shifting background and foreground, turning and spinning the camera hand-held positions, and allowing sequences of black that punctuate the image’s algorithms. The filmmaker’s dance transforms abstraction into personal experience. He is an active agent of the surrounding world, and of the opportunities that open and close before us” – Mónica Savirón, Lumiere

Them Oracles
Alee Peoples | 2012 | 16mm | 7′
Them Oracles is a skeptic investigation of what an oracle can be and what it would sound like. Human desire and blind faith allow, and maybe even will, these mystic soothsayers to exist.

Decoy
Alee Peoples | 2017 | 16mm | 10′
Alee Peoples Decoy sees bridges and walls as binary opposites and relates them to impostors in this world. Humans strive for accuracy. You don’t always get what you wish for.

Half Human, Half Vapor

Mike Stoltz | 2015 | 16mm | 12′
“This project began out of a fascination with a giant sculpture of a dragon attached to a Central Florida mansion. The property had recently been left to rot, held in lien by a bank. Hurricanes washed away the sculpture. I learned about the artist who created this landmark, Lewis Vandercar (1913-1988), who began as a painter. His practice grew along with his notoriety for spell-casting and telepathy. Inspired by Vandercar’s interest in parallel possibility, I combined these images with text from local newspaper articles in a haunted-house film that both engages with and looks beyond the material world.” – MS

If You Can’t See My Mirrors, I Can’t See You
Alee Peoples | 2016 | 16mm | 12′
A study of the frame. An equal exchange between friends.

Under The Atmosphere
Mike Stoltz | 2014 | 16mm | 14′
Filmed on the Central Florida “Space Coast”, site of NASA’s launch pads. Dormant spacecraft, arcane text, activated landscape, and the surface of the image work towards a future-past shot reverse shot.



Alee Peoples (b. 1981, Oklahoma City) maintains a varied artistic practice that involves screen‐printing, sewing, sculpture and film. Super 8 and 16mm film are vehicles for loose storytelling with history and humor. Simple props and gestures are part of her aesthetic. She is inspired by pedestrian histories, pop song lyrics and invested in the hand‐made. A long time ago, she saw Ministry play on her 15th birthday. A not-so-long time ago, she and two friends did a 14-date film tour through the Southern U.S. For some time now, she makes money by installing art at museums.

Mike Stoltz (b. 1981, Miami, FL) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who works directly with the tools of cinema – images, sound, and time – to reexamine the familiar. His 16mm films and videos have played at festivals and micro-cinemas around the globe. Prior to filmmaking he spent many years involved in every aspect of the DIY music scene, from playing in bands and releasing records to lifting equipment and mopping the floor at the end of the show. He is a member of the The Echo Park Film Center and teaches at various universities in Southern California.

Film to the people

Date: September 16, 2018 at 8 pm
Location: Roter Salon, Volksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10178 Berlin

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LaborBerlin presents a selection of recent films and performances made by its members at Roter Salon on September 16. These works give testimony to the value of individual freedom achieved through collaboration, solidarity and mutual support.

PROGRAM:

Bernd Lützeler – Digital Rituals in the Analogue Cloud – 8 min
(single channel Super-8 with Guido Möbius playing live music)

Björn Speidel – Tree Again 2 – 8 min
(3x 16mm with live sound)

Sophie Watzlawick – Sans Lune – 12 min
(single channel 16mm)

Laurence Favre – Resistance – 11 min
(single channel 16mm)

Luisa Greenfield
– Imago Mundi – 6 min
(single 16mm with live performance lecture)

Natalia Fentisova – Soul – 1 min
(single channel 16mm)

Katrin Eissing/ Melina Pafundi – Gedenken – 9 min
(single channel 16mm)

Johnny Welch – Discharge Working II – 5 min
(single channel 16mm)

Anja Dornieden/ Juan David Gonzalez Monroy – The Hot & the Cold – 25 min
(16mm, slide projection, fog with live sound)

Busenvolk – 20 min
(expanded concert)

More info and tickets here.

Analog Workshop

Date: August 31 – September 5, 2018
Location: LaborBerlin, Arsenal, Silent Green, Kornmanufaktur

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LaborBerlin is proud to collaborate again with Arsenal – Institute für Film und Videokunst to host a comprehensive film workshop around analog filmmaking.

The more we are dedicated to preserving, rediscovering, and revitalizing archival films, the more we have to make sure that there is enough competence in dealing with analog film material in the future.

For this reason Arsenal is offering a workshop in 16mm shooting, processing, archiving, print intersection and cleaning, digitization and projection in cinema from September 7 to 12. Arsenal members and partners will accompany the participants through the entire process: from producing a 16mm film, to digitizing it, then on to projecting it in the cinema, with added insights into archiving and caring for prints. The last day will involve a tour of the archive.

The workshop will delve into the various working areas, covering the basics with equal parts theory and practice.

The participation fee is 350 Euro, reduced 300 Euro. This includes one role of 16mm material to create a film (group work!), and cameras will be available for use. No previous knowledge necessary. Anyone interested can register at analog@arsenal-berlin.de. The number of participants is limited.

More info here.

Summer Screening

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LaborBerlin presents its annual Summer Screening on August 17. Join us for an evening of new films and performances by our members. For this edition, we’re also happy to have with us Bernd Brehmer from Werkstattkino, who will present in our garden a program of Scopitones, 16mm jukebox films from the 1950’s and 60’s.

We will start with grill and drinks at 6pm.