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Cinematography and the Artist's film
A practical workshop

Tim Sidell-Rodriguez

Price: no.w.here members £300, non - members £500. To book please call no.w.here on 0207 729 4494 or email: james.holcombe@no-w-here.org.uk
Dates: June 21st, 23rd and 24th and the 5th July. Please see main page for more information. For any enquiries please contact James on 0207 729 4494.
Supported by:
Aubin Cinema
Deluxe Soho
Four Corners
DeJonghe Lab Belgium

This workshop enables emerging and established artists and filmmakers to explore the range of image capture formats currently available to them.

Feedback from previous workshop participants:

‘This workshop was very professionally delivered, and the timings and technical support available throughout was very good. Tim’s extensive knowledge and his ability to welcome and answer questions was great.'...

'The workshop was really useful as I m applying for film school, I feel that I gained a lot of knowledge - it was really good to start using good digital equipment and other digital media’...

‘The most valuable aspect for me was shooting on different formats and seeing the results properly afterwards. I learned a huge amount...’

‘Compared to other workshops, this one was much more informative and extensive. This workshop has enabled me to be more confident with film, both digital and analogue, it was good to actually get to use all the cameras...’

Recently there have been significant developments and challenges for artists working with the moving image. The difficulty in achieving 16mm colour film prints has forced more artists to consider acquiring and presenting material digitally, though a lack of clarity over the pros and cons of some of these formats remains. This situation creates a unique set of opportunities and challenges for artists and no.w.here is interested in the possibilities this has for an artist's practice.

Both film and digital acquisition each have their advantages in certain situations, and this workshop sets out to investigate this.

Workshop participants will shoot standard and super 16mm, RED camera, and Canon HD digital SLR cameras under technical supervision. The workshop will be led by established filmmaker and cinematographer Tim Sidell-Rodriguez and is supported by Fujifilm, Deluxe Soho, De Jonghe Film Post Production Laboratories and the Aubin Cinema.

This 3 day workshop will:

Explore the theoretical, practical and core technical elements of cinematography (lens characteristics; depth of field; exposure & metering and colour temperature) alongside the aesthetic characteristics of each format. A key aim of the workshop is to facilitate a very real comparison of these formats through group activity under technical supervision.

Examine the strengths and weaknesses of various shooting formats and work flows within reach of an artist production and how the shooting process, post-production work flow and aesthetic qualities differ and will affect the making of the work. Participants will shoot short sequences on Standard 16mm, Super16, HD and Canon 7D DSLR and the implications of shooting RED and 35mm will also be discussed.

Look at the role of the cinematographer within an artist film production and the process of collaboration between artist and cinematographer through case studies, informal discussion and a screening of examples.

The workshop will begin with an introductory screening at the Aubin Cinema which will include HD and 16mm material. The main workshop will take place over the following weekend, and the final screening will take place at Aubin in which material shot on film will be projected as film, while material shot on Super16 will be scanned to HD and projected digitally along with other digital formats.

Tim Sidell-Rodriguez is a cinematographer working in artists film, drama, commercial and music video and continues his own practice as an experimental filmmaker. Tim has been the cinematographer of multiple artist productions including Bethan Huws, Runa Islam, Shezad Dawood, Emily Wardill, Karen Mirza & Ruth Beale, Doug Fishbone, Andy Holden, David Ryan and Isabel Rocamora. Tim’s first feature film as Director of Photography achieved international distribution and he is shooting his second feature during the summer of 2011. Tim is also a part-time senior lecturer at the Cambridge School of Art, working with BA Film & Television Production, Photography and Fine Art undergraduate students.

Price: no.w.here members £300, non - members £500. To book please call no.w.here on 0207 729 4494 or email: james.holcombe@no-w-here.org.uk

Times / dates / venues:

June 21st: 1:30pm - 5:30pm and July 5th 3:30 - 5:30pm at The Aubin Cinema, 64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DP

June 23rd and 24th at no.w.here, 316 - 318 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG. 10:30 - 5pm both days

Aubin Cinema

Opened in collaboration between Aubin & Wills and Soho House Group, the 46-seat Aubin Cinema hosts a diverse programme of quality mainstream, 3D and art house film screenings and live events. Seating is in the form of comfortable bespoke armchairs and two-seater sofas with tables for food – Aubin Eats, ice cream – and drink, which can be bought at the fully-licensed bar.

The Aubin Cinema is available for private hire from 8am – 4.30pm every Tuesday to Friday. The perfect venue for a press launch, conference or private screening with 35mm, Digital Cinema with 3D capabilities and Dolby Digital Surround sound, DVD/Blu Ray, PC/MAC presentations and refreshments provided by Shoreditch House.

64-66 Redchurch Street
E2 7DP

0845 604 8486


DeJonghe Film Postproduction

DeJonghe Film Postproduction has been active in motion picture post production since 1973 and offers you a complete analogue and digital workflow for 16mm, 35mm black and white and colour film.


Diksuidekaai 4
8500 Kortrijk


Through the entire film making process from the camera to the screen, Fujifilm has the motion picture stock that is perfect for your next production.

17 Soho Square

Phone:(0)20 3040 0400
Office opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Deluxe Soho

Deluxe 142 provides a multi format rushes service that include the processing of both standard and super 35mm (2 perf, 3 perf and 4 perf) plus standard and super 16mm colour negative teamed with the telecine transfer and sound synching of material to any commercially available video or data format, including the Complete 16 package.

For further information please visit www.deluxe142.co.uk
020 7878 0000

Four Corners

For over thirty years, Four Corners has fostered a culture of artistic excellence and critical enquiry Four Corners is a unique environment where Turner Prize nominees and award-winning artists work alongside newcomers to creative production providing:

Specialist film facilities, darkrooms, production opportunities, professional guidance, training and work placement programme, a Gallery programme of exhibitions, talks and events and arts and education projects.


Four Corners
121 Roman Road
Bethnal Green
020 8981 6111

Front page image credit: Shezad Dawood, Feature (Production Still and film frame), 2008, from Super 16 and HD, 55 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Paradise Row, London.


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