16mm Sound Workshop with Luigi Allemano

Sunday, 22 June 2014
14.00 - 17.00
Image @Ulysse de Maximy

As part of the McLaren 2014 Programme - celebrating the centenary of pioneering Scottish artist, filmmaker and musician, Norman McLaren - Stills are delighted to be hosting this exciting workshop.

This 16mm Animated Sound Workshop offers participants the unique opportunity to engage with a rare and idiosyncratic method of making sound through pictures on film, a technique made most famous by acclaimed animator Norman McLaren.

Working with vintage tools and equipment, participants will explore the step-by-step process of generating rhythmic beats and controlling pitch and volume through frame-by-frame mark making and etching on 16mm film.

At the end of the workshop, the individual ‘scratch tracks’ created by participants are spliced together and played back on a 16mm film projector, forming a collaborative ‘animated sound’ composition of several minutes duration. 

Example: https://soundcloud.com/luigiallemano/bagirmi-beat

The workshop is free, but booking is essential. Suitable for ages 16 years upwards.

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Image @Ulysse de Maximy

About Luigi Allemano

Luigi Allemano is a Montreal-based animation filmmaker, composer and sound designer. Allemano's animation, music and sound design appear in more than fifty productions of the National Film Board of Canada, four of which have received Academy Award nominations. Since 2009, Allemano has held full-time faculty appointments at Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema where he lectures on animation filmmaking, analog and digital animation techniques and sound for animation. Allemano's research interests include philosophy of improvisation in visual art and music, methodologies of pre-cinematic animation and contemporary approaches to visual music composition.


This project is part of the McLaren 2014 Programme, www.mclaren2014.com

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