11.04.16
~ 15.04.2016
Masterclass – Using and reusing Crass Animation Equipment

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This hands-on master class will focus on the Crass animation-stand at LaborBerlin. It will deal with the traditional usage and maintenance of the equipment, as well as with analog to digital and digital to analog transfer techniques.
Crass was a West-Berlin based company for animation equipment. Until the early 1990s they developed relatively light, precise, and robust cameras and projectors for optical printing and animation stands. They were something like the low budget version of the Nielson-Hordell, Mitchell or Oxberry.
The animation-stand was mainly used for traditional drawn-animation, silhouette-films, laid animation and film titles. It can run forwards and backwards, usually has three exposure-speeds (1/2,… Continue reading Masterclass – Using and reusing Crass Animation Equipment

03.06.16
~ 04.06.2016
Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

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Following Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass LaborBerlin announces its Crass Animation Stand follow-up workshop. In this workshop participants will have the chance to learn the wide array of filmmaking tools that the animation stand offers. Taught by LaborBerlin members present at the masterclass the workshop is intended for beginners with little to no experience with the equipment.
They will learn: how to load the camera, the basic operation of the camera and controls, simple animation techniques, double exposures, fades, rear projection as well as develop and print tests.
The workshop is open to anyone. Spaces are limited so please register in advance.… Continue reading Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

10.07.16
~ 10.08.2016
Pilot Residency – Crass Animation Stand

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LaborBerlin is proud to announce Andrew Kim as our first Artist-in-residence. Within the RE-Mi project, LaborBerlin has initiated activities to develop the use of its Crass animation stand by collecting and sharing the available knowledge around its many uses and capabilities. These activities include a technical Masterclass taught by Lutz Garmsen, an expert on the machine, and internal workshops by the attendees to spread the knowledge gained in the class.  With the residency we will have one visiting artist take advantage of this newfound knowledge and further explore the machine’s artistic possibilities by creating a new film.
As a compliment to his production work Andrew will also lead a workshop and present two screenings which will feature his own films and a selection of films made by fellow Los Angeles based filmmakers:
July 15,… Continue reading Pilot Residency – Crass Animation Stand

19.11.16
~ 20.11.2016
Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

@LaborBerlin - June 2016

Following Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass LaborBerlin announces its Crass Animation Stand follow-up workshop. In this workshop participants will have the chance to learn the wide array of filmmaking tools that the animation stand offers. Taught by LaborBerlin members present at the masterclass the workshop is intended for beginners with little to no experience with the equipment.
They will learn: how to load the camera, the basic operation of the camera and controls, simple animation techniques, double exposures, fades, rear projection as well as develop and print tests.
The workshop is open to anyone. Spaces are limited so please register in advance.… Continue reading Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand