Drop-In Tactile Filmmaking Workshops

Drop-In Tactile Filmmaking Workshops

Join Academy Film Archivists, Taylor Morales, Edda Manriquez and Sean Savage, for a special interactive introduction to the art of small-gauge film editing and projection. Celebrate 100 years of 16mm film! All ages welcome.

The Tactile Filmmaking Workshops are interactive and accessible workshops to learn about direct-on-film animation techniques. Participants will collaborate on creating vibrant moving-image collages on 16mm film using simple materials like markers, tape, pushpins, and ink. At the end of the workshop, the individual strips of film will be spliced together and screened through a 16mm film projector, bringing together a community-created and truly collaborative film. Like the beautiful network of community members throughout our city, these workshops are a reminder that each individual film strip is unique, but when combined shows the power and beauty of collective action. 

For our October 22 workshop, join special guests Taylor Morales, Edda Manriquez, and Sean Savage from the Academy Film Archive, for an introduction to small-gauge film editing and projection. Film gauge is the size of film measured by width in millimeters. Common gauges include 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm.  

Participants will learn the history and significance of 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film formats, and gain experience splicing and projecting small-gauge films. Participants will also get a chance to edit and project the collective film created in the workshop themselves! 


11:00am-11:30am | Keychain making with celluloid film strips  

11:30am-12:30pm | Film projection lecture and demonstrations  

12:30pm-2pm | Interactive stations to learn about projection, editing film and direct-on-film animation  

3pm | Projection of community created film in the lower lobby    

All workshops are free with museum admission and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Snacks will be provided. Museum admission is free for youth ages 17 and under.   

If you have any questions, or need assistance planning your visit, please email  filmeducation@oscars.org.  

Past Workshops:

September 24 workshop with special guest filmmaker Nicole Ucedo.

Academy Museum education programs are supported by Melina and Eric Esrailian, Kathy Fields and Garry Rayant, Miryam and Robert Knutson, The James Irvine Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Chandra Wilson, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. 

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