Daïchi Saïto

JANUARY 13 – FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Originally from Japan, Daïchi Saïto studied literature and philosophy in the USA and Hindi and Sanskrit in India. He now lives in Montréal where he is a co-founder of Double Negative, an artist’s collective dedicated to the exhibition and production of experimental cinema. Saïto’s work has been widely exhibited in film festivals, museums, galleries and cinematheques worldwide. In 2010, his film Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis won the Best of the Festival Award at the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Jury Grand Prize at the 16th Media City Film Festival. His films are in the permanent collections of the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna) and the Slovenian Cinematheque (Ljubljana), and distributed by Light Cone (Paris), Arsenal (Berlin) and the CFMDC (Toronto). Saïto has taught cinema at NSCAD University in Halifax, Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba and Concordia University in Montréal.

“The films of Daichi Saïto explore the relation between the corporeal phenomena of vision and the material nature of the medium, fusing a formal investigation of frame and juxtaposition with sensual and poetic expressions.” — Lumen

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Lumen Magazine


February 13th, 2014 - Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking part.1, 1pm – 5pm 

February 15th, 2014 - Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking part.2, 9am – 6pm

February 16th, 2014 - Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking part.3, 1pm – 5pm

Combining lectures and hands-on activity, this workshop surveys the fundamentals of do-it-yourself filmmaking. Aspects of cinematography including light, camera, lens and film stocks, as well as the properties of film and processing chemicals, are covered. Participants will learn to shoot in 16mm with a Bolex camera, make homemade film processing solutions out of raw chemical ingredients and hand-process their own footage using various techniques. This workshop will prepare participants for further explorations of celluloid filmmaking and experimentation with film processing. All materials are provided. No previous experience with 16mm filmmaking is required.

Limited Space Available. To Participate You Must Register!
To Register email: mobileframes@live.com

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