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Film Ideas????

Hi everybody I'm Nat from Lost in the Woods Productions (a not so indie.., indie film company ish) And the writers and I have a serious case of writers (and in my case dreamers )block. So I'm turning to you the general public for our first film idea! I hope to work close with you on the scripting,filming and post production. And you will be credited for all your work as a Producer. We don't have a Film out yet as Lost in the Woods so this would be our first.  My team and I are awaiting your feedback, Nat, Director at Lost in the Woods Production  Come check us out at : http://litwpictures.blog.com/

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Polyurethane Film Supplier?

I am wondering if anyone knows a polyurethane film supplier (the smallest micron possible) that sells to people who only need small amounts, the current suppliers I have found only take in big orders. EDIT: Location - Melbourne, Australia Application - Balloon Material Size of order - 10 rolls of at least 1m by 15m Budget - Maybe around $400 AUD, but I am flexible

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Robot Film Festival

I came across this on Notcot: July 16-17, 2011 || New York City Tickets are now on sale. Thank you for the 70+ outstanding, dazzling, hilarious and thought-provoking short film submissions! (See teasers here.) A two day celebration of robots on film, Saturday's events will open with a screening of Spike Jonze's "I'm Here," juried screenings and live performances by human and digital entertainers. In the evening, the official awards ceremony of the Robot Film Festival, the "Botskers," will honor the winners in a black tie, red carpet gala. Sunday will include workshops, screenings, and an evening BBQ. The Robot Film Festival was founded by Heather Knight* of Marilyn Monrobot to inject a sense of playfulness into traditional science and engineering and explore frontiers before technically feasible. Get ready to investigate humanity, machinery and the larger symbolisms within. Don't forget your party shoes! (or wheels!) Obviously I won't be able to go, but maybe readers in the area could pop along and report back.  Maybe take some Instructables stickers to hand around... *Cool link - Heather Knight worked on the Rube Goldberg machine for OK GO's video of This Too Shall Pass, and works for JPL!

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Thin Film Battery?

Hi, I was wondering what kind of battery chemistry I could use with thin film battteries. Something like a sheet of Material: A then a shet of paper Towel soaked in electrolyte, then Material: B. What should I use for Materials A and B? Aluminum foil/carbon paper, Aluminum foil, Copper Foil, Zinc Foil, Carbon Paper?

Question by LiquidLightning    |  last reply


Developing Pinhole Film?

So i want to put peices of 35 mm film that i cut into pinhole camera to take photographs. Would this work? And if it does, how can i get them developed? is there any way i can do it myself without any fancy equipment?

Question by Brockley  


Handmade Nation Film

Buying local for many means buying handmade objects that are designed and fabricated with ingenuity, grit and love. Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that imbue traditional handiwork techniques with a punky do-it-yourself ethos informed by modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. The film explores the burgeoning art community of indie crafters that is fueled by creativity, determination and networking. First-time director Faythe Levine traveled the U.S. to capture the tight-knit community, conducting interviews in the studios and homes of noted and independent artists. Levine also details how Web sites, blogs and online stores have spurred a once underground movement and how crafts have expanded to connect with the greater public through boutiques, galleries and fairs.Following the screening there will be a discussion with Lisa Congdon, owner of retailer Rare Device; Derek Fagerstrom, Craft and DIY Co-editor at design*sponge and co-owner of The Curiosity Shoppe; Natalie Zee Drieu, Senior Editor of Craft magazine; and Stephanie Syjuco, fine artist and professor.Selling their work will be the following artists and vendors: Dutch Door Press, Diana Fayt, Cara Lyndon, Miss Natalie, Mittenmaker, Nous Savons, Sharon Spain, Woolly Hoodwinks, Zum, The Curiosity Shoppe, Little Otsu, Needles & Pens and Rare Device.March 11, 2009, 7:30 pmMezzanine, San Francisco, CAPhotographed by Micaela O'Herlihy. (65 min)Tickets are $8 for SFFS members and $12 for non-membersHandmade Nation San Francisco Film Society

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Making Photographic Film

Hi, how could I make photographic film at home without using chemicals or substances like silver halide crystals,potassium dichromate etc. as the sensitizer solution. Does anybody know of a more natural replacement? .

Question by bendow1  


Marking photosensitive film

Can I use scratch pads and permanent marker pens to place hole pads and make traces on a photosensitive film? Can I use UV lamps?

Question by omowright    |  last reply


film canister rocket?

i was thinking i could make a pvc pipe launcher that could fire those film canister vinegar and baking soda. you could put them in the barrel with the cap facing you and the body would fly out of the launcher. if you think this is a good instructable im happy to make it.

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Student film problem

I've got a project I'm working on for an upcoming film where I'd like to be able to control the individual LEDs in a group of LED arrays via a usb hook up to an iBook. As I see it, this should be ridiculously difficult and time consuming. But if anyone knows a simple way to do it or some product that already exists, I'd love to find out. Thanks!

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Film to digital lenses? Answered

 So I'm looking to buy the Canon EOS Rebel XS 10.1 mp. I have an old AE-1 and several lenses. Do the lenses work with the new line of Rebels?

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compatable or not, film/digital Answered

I want to sell my old film cameras, then buy dslr, just want to know if my old lenses and flash can be used on the new dslr? old cameras are Pentax me Super and Pentax SuperA. i suppose the new 1 will be pentax, if any above work

Question by johnnywgk    |  last reply


Opus (Film Project)

I've decided that I'm going to make a really long video (an Opus) showcasing all the stuff I've done.  From writing, to creations, to anything else I do, I'm going to narrate it, show it in action, or do whatever it takes to bring out the best in the things I make during my free time.  To check out my progress, there's a blog here with video snippets, writing, and other things I make.  That link back there is essentially the entirety of the content of this instructable, and it will continue to be, until 'Opus' is completed.  Enjoy everything!

Topic by DarkOwlProductions  


8mm film to dvd? Ideas?

Has anyone found a way to transfer 8 or 16mm film to dvd? It can be done by shooting a video of the projected image and using video to dvd software, or just use a dvd recorder. But, is there a way to mod an old antique projector to transfer it to a dvd recorder? Sending the 20 or so films that I'd like to save to a professional would cost a fortune.

Question by tandem25    |  last reply


Help With Film to Digital Conversion

Could someone tell me how to photograph negatives, and then process them into positive images? This is the best I can do, and when I invert the colors, it does not look right. (Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-8 on a mac) Any help would be appreciated, preferably with camera settings rather than computer adjustments. Second image is original print, I would prefer not to have to get expensive prints.

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35 mm film belt

i work at a movie theater, and we always have old pieces of the film strips. lately i've been considering making some of this old film strip into a belt, by laying it on top of the other pieces and weaving thread into the little holes on the edges. but i've been thinking about how i'd attach a belt buckle, or anything to clip it together for that matter. anyone have any ideas how i could do this?

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Our Homemade Short Films

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share with you the homemade short films we make! We, the fathomlis team, and our eldest brother sometimes come together as 'MidNight' to create these. We do the acting, he does the rest. Most of them don't  have a story at all, but with Only a Month we tried to at least have some kind of plot line. Just be advised, These shorts aren't really professional or anything. Hope you enjoy! Comment what you think... Here are a few... Check out the rest here. Fist Full of Mad People: The Recce Fist Full of Mad People 2

Topic by Fathomlis  


Film maker needs help!

Hey guys, So I'm an experimental a 21 year old film maker. Basically I try to innovate with film and perception which is how I won the Sheridan College Media arts award for experimental film making last year (this is however why I'm expected to make something great this year). My latest notion is in spinning camera's. If a camera is spinning (attached to the end of a drill let say) you get a blur but  because I'm an animator I'm familiar with the persistence of vision. This is a frequent DIYS project (persistence of vision clocks) from what I can tell. I need to create a very simple 5 or 6 led light that, when a camera is spinning in front of it, will display what ever I wish (text, images, ect). So instead of the lights spinning the camera is. Obviously more LED's the more complicated it can be. Now... I don't know where to begin with my questions. Could I pay you to create user friendly software and hardware? Are you willing to help for recognition purposes? Can you only make software? Can you only make hardware? Where do I begin to inquire? I guess this project is for those who are interested in innovation more than anything... I really need a community of friends on this one :(

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What kind of plastic film is this?

Hi All, I've come across this art installation by Ann Veronica Janssens https://imgur.com/a/RhWVa and would really like to find out what this semi reflective material is for a small project I'm working on. Does anyone have any idea what it may be and where would be a good place to source something like it? Thanks 

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possible short film title?

Please help me and my buddy are making a little short film to kinda become more popular on youtube and just for fun and its about a guy who can see into the future for only a small amount of time but he has one of his visions and sees them both dead in it. the main film will be them trying to find who the killer is and how they can defend themselves from anyone that could possibly be him/her then towards the end they find the possible killer... i cant really go on from there because i don't want to spoil it for anyone that is interested but we cant really think of a title for it. we know its mainly going to be based around his visions but we want a clever one or two word title that really suits the theme. if anyone can help out with this we will put you in the description and credits it would mean a lot we really have been thinking hard about this. Thanks in advance.

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what is a film capacitatior used for ? Answered

Its a yellow little box the size of a ice breakers mint (the square ones) it has the writing on it GMF MPX/DIAN

Question by albylovesscience    |  last reply


Auto-follow film technology

Does anyone know if technology exists whereby an object can be filmed and followed by a robot camera when moving at speed (i.e. with motion sensors)? Without the use of a tag on the object being filmed (i.e. like those used by Pixio and Soloshot)? Bearing in mind that the object would be contained within a specific radius.

Question by KatelynP6  


Transparent Electrical Insulator Film

For a project of mine I need to apply a <1um thick film that is electrically insulating, but transparent to UVC & UVB (and preferably up to visible). Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Transparent Conductive Film or Resign

Hi, I am looking for a transparent yet conductive material similar to what older touch screens use. It can be film, sheet, paint or resign. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Topic by Switch  


DIY Film making tools

I'm wondering if the film group would be interested in seeing some of the tools I've built for my film making. As they are already built I can't do an 'Instructable' for you. But I can post some pictures. So far I have the following: -Skate board wheel dolly -Dolly track -Camera boom- almost finished. I'll post images later this week.

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DYI Film mking tools

I'm wondering if the film group would be interested in seeing some of the tools I've built for my film making. As they are already built I can't do an 'Instructable' for you. But I can post some pictures. So far I have the following: -Skate board wheel dolly -Dolly track -Camera boom- almost finished. I'll post images later this week.

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ARMY Helicopter Film Shoot

COMING SOON My latest film project is a Helicopter crash/ Behind Enemy Lines sort of ordeal I do not want to give away too much, BUT I will bee posting how I built the Military helicopter rig I used to flip my actors upside down in the crash scene. So I will be building a 6ft x 5ft x 6ft interior of an Army military helicopter within the next few weeks, just give you guys something to look forward in seeing, since I've only posted one instructable a long while back. ~Miranda Pechon

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X-ray scanner + 120 film

So tomorrow I'll be flying with a bag crammed full of cameras/lenses and just wondering as I've got an old exposed 120 film should it be okay going through the x-ray scanner, and not end up all fogged out or something. tia.

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What is the difference between types of film??

Could you tell me the difference between ultraviolet film (or is the the same as regular film just using an ultraviolet filter) and inferred? I have seen instructables about turning your camera into inferred or ultra violet cameras. I know nothing about this subject.

Question by rookie1    |  last reply


Identify ceramic/film capacitors?? what?

So i went on this website, because i need a 1.0uF ceramic capacitor. would the numbers be 105 and a letter?(there doesn't have to be a letter, but there may be)Thanks!

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Film Canister LED Flashlight on Howcast

Not long ago I got an email from Howcast telling me that they want to make a video of my Film Canister LED Flashlight... That was about more than 2 months ago...I search Howcast every day looking for the video but it didn't appear... I found only these instructions on how to make the flashlight... No Video !?!?! http://www.howcast.com/guides/2701-How-To-Make-a-Film-Canister-LED-FlashlightWell, check it out, please leave a comment there and here, tell me what you think about it...Thanks! Stanislav

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X-Y stage for film scanner

I'm building a film scanner using a dlsr. Here's a picture of the rig so far: Basically there's a light source, negative stage, negative holder, camera support stage, camera and lens.  I put a negative in the negative holder and slide it using a guide such that I can take a bunch of pictures of the negative at 1:1.  For example, it takes 25 pictures to cover a 6x7cm negative.  The individual files are then combined into one file using stitching software.  The system works very well, but it's a bit tedious.  I'd like to automate the negative movement using a diy motorized xy stage.  Many of the designs I've seen are for much bigger units, such as for a cnc machine, or units that require speedy movement.  That's not the case here.  Each movement would be only 10-20mm. I'm fairly handy, and I can follow directions/recipes well, but I haven't worked with arduinos or stepper motors before.  Any advice or suggestions on a good way to accomplish my goal would be very welcome!

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Film Canister LED Flashlight Kit

I am selling my Film Canister LED Flashlight Kit. The Kit Includes: #Film Canister #5 ultra-bright white LEDs #Push switch #3V battery #wire #solder +instructions on building the flash light You will need: #soldering iron #electrical tape #wire cutter Cost: The cost of each kit will be $12, whit out the cost of shipping! When you tell me your location I will calculate the cost of shipping. Payment: I DON'T have PayPal so you just send the money to my address. When I receive the money I will send you the kit! What to include in PM: # Name # Amount of kits you wish to purchase # Email address (legitimate email address please) Once I receive your PM, I will send out the request to your email, and then you can purchase the kit. Once I receive the payment, I will ship the kit. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a private message. Thanks!!!

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how to convert 8mm film to DVD?

 I have many old 8mm films and would like to convert to DVD to share w/ family members who would love to see these early periods of our lives. Any help greatly appreciated.  Instructables is the best.

Question by winmar    |  last reply


Naruto Legacy, a french fan film !

Hi guys, I found on Youtube a french fan film about Naruto (with subtitles). I think it's rather well done! And you, what do you think? xx  

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How to film 3D videos on youtube? Answered

So if you are unfamiliar here is just one example of a 3d video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBa-bCxsZDk. I know this is an animation, but it uses the same technique. Basically the way these movies are made is by filming with 2 cameras about 3 to 4 inches apart. The video from the right is put on the left, and the left on the right. This way if you are doing the cross eye technique it appears 3d. My question, is could you film with one camera, and cut off parts from the sides for each to make it appear 3D, even if you only use one camera?

Question by shadowninja31    |  last reply


does yamakasi have swearing in it?(film) Answered

I really need to know by friday!!!!!

Question by wizzywoo    |  last reply


filming the view finder (ground glass)

Hello all, I'm finishing up a project that I've been siting on for a while. I have always been intrigued by the strange dimensional space provided throuhg the old TLR viewfinders. I wanted to be able to film with that quality so I have built my own simple slr with a large view finder and am about to mount my 5d to it with a bellows in-between. I wanted to know if anyone on the message board had seen this done before or seen footage from a set up like this. I'll post pics and a link to vid footage once it the project is complete.

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Clear vinyl film sticking together

We have a problem with 2 layers of plastic/vinyl film sticking together. When we purchase this product it comes in 48" X 150' rolls and has a kraft paper that separates the layers while on the roll but when we use this stuff we have 2 layers about 3/8" apart after a time due to heat contraction or sitting something on the 2 layers it meets and will not easily pull apart. Is there any chemical or product of any type we can apply that would remove its ability to stick together. If you have a solution please keep in mind there can not be any residue as this needs to stay crystal clear.

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Making a Micro Film Camera / Burner Answered

I'd like to get a roll of 16mm silver emulsion camera film and then transfer a HEAP of digitised documents to it for storage in hard copy, in the micro film format. I know how to do it, but doing it is a different thing. In fact I'd like to make the whole system, from scanning on a desk top scanner, and or, perhaps photographing documents directly. I'd like to be able to record digitised documents onto film and film to digitised documents. But the real need is to convert scanned in documents to microfilm - so we can forget the rest for the time being. I'd like to do just the conversion of digital documents to microfilm - but on the cheap, and I'd be prepared to compromise a bit of speed and other factors as long as the imagry was up to a reasonably high standard for documents. I will read up and contact these people and Kodak etc.. but I am also looking to improvise as I am on a limited budget and I guess it's really a case of finding a USB type projector with the lighting and the lensing that instead of putting it up on the big screen, shrinks the image to fit in a frame on 16mm film. That may require specialist imaging equipment, parts and very accurate adjustment. So if anyone knows how to do this on the cheap, it would be appreciated. Here is the more or less cashed up way of getting it all done, this covers it in a nutshell: http://imagescan.com/daw/index.htm Digital Document Archival to Microfilm    The Digital Revolution Digital imaging has revolutionized document management. Imaged documents occupy almost no physical space, can be easily secured, searched for content, or made centrally accessible to an office PC. With a proper backup schedule, digital documents can be safely stored for years. Digital Memory Loss Digital documents also introduce a number of new problems. Hardware, encoding and software obsolescence loom over any digital collection. Obsolete hardware can prevent access to the data itself. Digital document also require software to read, interpret and render documents in a meaningful way. Your ability to manipulate your documents could be tied to a proprietary file encoding which leave you few options if the software company goes out of business. Even migrating from one system to another creates the possibility of data loss. Digital Archival to Microfilm How do you save your digital documents from potential oblivion? Simple; convert them to microfilm. Microfilm has been a mainstay of librarians for the last century. Documents are eye-readable and have a shelf life of at least 500 years. Compare that to CD's which degrade after as few as 5 years or hard drives and DAT tapes that can degauss after only 20 years. With our digital archival services, you can have the best of both worlds; Instant access and long-term storage. Benefits of Digital Archival:     Eye readable with simple magnification     Archival longevity     Easily re-digitized http://imagescan.com/canon/dr5060f/dr5060_whitepaper.pdf info@imagescan.com

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recharging the battery in a polaroid type600 film pack

Anybody know how to recharge the 6v polapulse battery in a polaroid 600 film pack? I'm trying to rig the whole camera up to a dslr body (essentially replace the "film capture" with digital) and fire the shutter on the 600 camera. Apparently, you can't fire the shutter without juice, and from what I understand, the 600 film battery only holds enough juice to fire 10 frames, the length of one film pack. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Maybe rigging up 6v worth of juice and connecting that to the camera itself?

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Does anyone still use 35MM film?

Does anyone still use 35mm film, or is it dead? I find shooting with film is enjoyable. I was out today photographing what insects i could find with my 35MM SLRs. I used both a Minolta MAXXUM SPxi and a Canon EOS Rebel G, both with 80MM lenses. Used 400 speed film. Coencidentaly, while looking through a local bookstore today, i found a copy of "pocket guide to 35MM photography" By kodak for 50 cents.

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Help developing a Kodacolor-X roll of film?

I have a roll of Kodacolor-X Color Negative film, and I know that they won't develop this in a normal lab with the rest of the C-41 rolls, so I need some help. All the information on the roll is read as: Process C-22 Kodacolor - X DAYLIGHT OR BLUE FLASH CX 135-20 ASA 80 - 20 DIN 20 EXPOSURES 24 x 36mm Does anyone know a way or a place I can get this process C-22 developed? Please let me know. Thanks!

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What is the difference between expired and new film? Answered

I am looking to buy film for my new Polaroid cheaply and have found expired film to be much less costly. However, is it risky taking photos with expired film? Will they come out differently or not even develop at all? Does the date it expired matter?

Question by likls    |  last reply


Help needed to create a mask for a film project!

EDITED WITH WORKING LINKS Hi, I'm a university student in my final year studying film.  For my final project I'm doing a kind of modern take on the Theseus & the Minotaur myth. I looked around the web a bit and I found  this really awesome mask that could be used for  the Minotaur but I don't really know where to begin when it comes to making it. http://www.showstudio.com/projects/beast/gallery/lg/003.jpg I need help with everything in general - what materials might be best, how to construct it and stuff like that. Alternatively, I was thinking of going for something more along this route maybe - http://d-pi.com/dtv/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/fortisframed03-462x625.jpg This would probably be easier - I'd start with a gas mask, I'd just need advice when it comes to creating the mane. Any other ideas are welcome too. Thanks a lot for any help.

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Converting 12V halogen film lights to LED

I have had these 3, 12V dimmer transformer film/photography "Dedolights" since I worked at the BBC (UK) many years ago working on filming projects and they have been constant and loyal friends.The transformers have packed up now but the lamp housing and optics remains as solid as ever. My aim is to attempt to DIY convert the light sources to LED and a colour temperature of approx 6000K, so I can mix them with my other daylight lighting. If you look at the pictures in the attached pdf file you will see this is no easy task !So ideally I am looking for a high output LED bulb to replace the halogens as a straight swop or, as is more likely, change the fitting altogether to get a high power 12V light source. Help and suggestions would be most welcome.
I am attaching a pdf file to give more info and picturesThanks in advance

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Something from Nothing: Films on Design & Architecture

If you're interested in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' TechnoCRAFT exhibition, you might also want to know about the design film series we're hosting this summer.  See below for more information. SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: FILMS ON DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Sundays, Jul 11 thru Sep 5, 2 pm In conjunction with our TechnoCRAFT gallery exhibition, we present these eight matinee screenings, covering not only design, but architecture, motion graphics and craft. Sun, Jul 11, 2 pm Refrigerator Fetish: Vintage Industrial Design Films We kick off the series with a selection of funny, bizarre, and maybe even educational vintage product design films, from the 1920s forward. Examining the sensuality of the fridge, the rhapsody of the pencil and the mysterious polishing of unknowable objects, this promises to be a one-of-a-kind day at the movies. Presented live by film archivist Dennis Nyback. Sun, Jul 18, 2 pm Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio By Sam Wainwright Douglas Citizen Architect chronicles the work of the late activist architect Samuel Mockbee, and his radical educational program known as the Rural Studio. The program teaches students about the social responsibilities of architecture and charges them to provide original and inspirational homes and buildings (mostly from salvaged materials) in rural west Alabama, one of the poorest communities in the country (2010, 60 min, digital video). Preceded by the short Robin Hood Gardens (Or Every Brutalist Structure For Itself) by Martin Ginestie (2010, 17 min, digital video) Sun, Jul 25, 2 pm wow+flutter Assembled by onedotzero, the London-based cutting-edge new media group, this compilation program showcases the most progressive and unpredictable work in motion graphics and short-form media. Fresh talent and celebrated masters alike strive to expand, blur and explode traditional notions of what future moving images could be as a playground for creative expression. (2009, 70 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 1, 2 pm The Greening of Southie By Ian Cheney This incisive new documentary is set in the traditionally Irish-American working-class neighborhood of South Boston, where a new kind of building is taking shape. From wheatboard cabinetry to recycled steel, bamboo flooring to dual-flush toilets, the Macallen building is a leader in the emerging field of environmentally friendly design. But Boston's steel-toed union workers aren't sure they like it. And when things start to go wrong, the young development team gets a little more than they bargained for. A film about building the city of tomorrow…today. (2008, 72 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 15, 2 pm Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner By Murray Grigor John Lautner was the Southern California architect. Even if his name isn’t familiar, you have likely seen pictures of some of his most famous works, such as the space-age “Chemosphere,” the octagonal house on a hill, which has become a Los Angeles landmark. Lautner believed that the purpose of architecture is to create timeless, free, joyous spaces for all activities in life. Infinite Space traces the lifelong quest of a man to create “architecture that has no beginning and no end.” (2009, 90 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 22, 2 pm Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect By Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library, and the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto are working examples of his visionary theories about architecture and urban society. An engaging portrait of the man and his work, the film takes us to the heart of his ideas. Koolhaas has stated "it's the only film about me that I have liked." (2008, 97 min, digital video) Sun, Aug 29, 2 pm The Visual Language of Herbert Matter By Reto Caduff SPECIAL SNEAK PREVIEW! A revealing look at the life story of a highly influential mid-century modern design master. Known as a quintessential designer's designer, Swiss-born Herbert Matter is largely credited with expanding the use of photography as a design tool and bringing the semantics of fine art into the realm of applied arts. Through never-before-seen footage, personal photography and stunning graphic design, the film explores the social and cultural impact of his personal visual language that influenced a generation of designers and artists. (2010, digital video) Sun, Sep 5, 2 pm Handmade Nation By Faythe Levine This charmingly low-fi film documents the contemporary crafting community. These artists, crafters and designers marry historical techniques, punk and D.I.Y ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, and politics. (2009, 65 min, digital video) Where: Something from Nothing: Films on Design & Architecture – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – YBCA Screening Room Public Info: 415-978-2787 or ybca.org $8 regular; $6 students, seniors, teachers & YBCA members Enjoy same-day gallery admission for all YBCA presented films!

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