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Super 8 Rebels: An introduction to DIY, ecological filmmaking

Shared Planet Truth To Power

8 November 2023 | 6:00pm - 11 November 2023 | 5:00pm

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Join us for a friendly and welcoming, collaborative two-part workshop exploring the unique aesthetic and tactile characteristics of photochemical moving-image film.

Taking a DIY, hands-on-approach, we will be celebrating the exciting possibilities of working with Super 8 film and asking how we can harness this visual language to interrogate cultural and political dynamics. Together, we will explore experimental techniques in order to shoot and hand-process the Super 8mm films we shoot in eco-friendly, non-toxic chemistry!

No prior filmmaking experience is required, just an interest in film. All camera equipment, film and processing materials are provided and work created will be screened at an in-person celebratory screening in December.


Please note: This is a two-part workshop and attendance is required at both sessions! Booking one ticket provides access for both parts.

Part 1: Wed 8 Nov, 6-9pm
Introduction to analogue & eco-filmmaking: ideas and food sharing
📍Sett Studios, 127 Leith Walk (Edinburgh)
Part 2: Sat 11 Nov, 10am-5pm
Shooting session out and about in Edinburgh
Eco-friendly hand-processing
📍Stills, 23 Cockburn Street (Edinburgh)


Please contact daisy@takeoneaction.org.uk if you have any questions about access for these sessions.


About the host:Black and white photo of a white woman with blonde spiky hair holding a large analogue film camera

Lydia Beilby is an artist and educator working with 8mm and 16mm photochemical film and archival ephemera, driven by the radical possibilities of a small-scale, DIY collaborative practice rooted in eco-consciousness and intersectional feminist principles.



Booking Information

To make our events more accessible, we operate a sliding scale policy. For this event, we are operating a range of £10-50, with free tickets available for those who need it.

All we ask is that you are honest with us so that we can continue offering flexibility to those who need it most. When you pay a higher price for a ticket, you help subsidise a ticket for somebody on a lower income.

Please note: This event is open to people aged 18-25. If you are outside this age bracket but keen to take part, please get in touch directly at daisy@takeoneaction.org.uk.



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