The workshop will be led by Liam Saint-Pierre & Ümit Mesut. Attendees will learn how to lace 16mm projectors, use a Steenbeck editor, splice and repair 16mm film. After the workshop there is time for Q&A with a beverage of your choice. 14 places available per session at £25 per person.

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Welcome to the captivating world of the 16mm film projector workshop, led by the esteemed projectionist Umit Mesut and documentary filmmaker Liam Saint-Pierre. This immersive experience takes participants on a nostalgic journey back to the golden age of cinema, where the art of film projection truly flourished.

Ümit Mesut, a master of his craft, is a projectionist who has dedicated his life to preserving and promoting the magic of celluloid film. With his vast knowledge and expertise, he unveils the secrets of the 16mm film projector, unlocking its intricate workings and explaining the mesmerizing process of projecting films onto the silver screen.

Alongside Ümit Mesut stands Liam Saint-Pierre, an accomplished filmmaker known for his innovative approach to storytelling. Liam brings a unique perspective to the workshop, offering valuable insights into the creation and manipulation of the visual medium. Participants have the opportunity to learn from his wealth of experience, gaining a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between film projection and filmmaking.

The workshop is designed to be hands-on and interactive, immersing participants in the world of 16mm film. Ümit and Liam guide attendees through the step-by-step process of loading the projector, ensuring the delicate filmstrip is handled with care and precision.

Throughout the workshop, Umit and Liam foster an atmosphere of camaraderie and collaboration, encouraging participants to share their own experiences, aspirations, and questions.

By the end of the 16mm film projector workshop, participants not only acquire practical skills in handling and projecting film but also develop an appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship involved in the film projection process.

Umit Mesut and Liam Saint-Pierre's workshop is a joyful experience that ignites creativity, fosters connection, and reignites the love for the art of film projection.