Foire aux Questions

Why Super 8?
Apart from the simple economic aspect, the super 8 makes it possible to have a wide choice of cameras whose diversity underlines the malleability of the support, but also makes it possible to be placed at the antipodes of the digital image, which is not an opposition because we take advantage of digital technology to enhance the analog medium.
Why in B&W?
This choice is strategic because it makes it possible to reduce the development task to the simplest: a bath of developer and a bath of fixer to obtain as a result a negative B&W film, made positive with the scanner.
What film are we shooting with?
KODAK Tri-X processed only in negative.
How much film is allocated per project?
Each participant could film up to 870m of film (58 reels), the equivalent of 2h 22 at 24fps or 3h10 at 18fps, provided of course that the development of the whole thing is ensured. It is generally a progressive balance between the shooting and the development of the film under the apprehension and dexterity of each participant.
Can I keep the unused film after training?
No, if a participant uses less of the allocated film, it will eventually be used for projects that have used up theirs, or quite simply for other training sessions. In any case, it must be taken into account that we are in a different economy of the gaze, and that the proportion of images used in the final editing of a film shoot is around 70% of the images shot. There is not too much waste.
What will be the final format of my film?
The films, after scanning, are edited into 4K resolution. Which can give rise to any type of file including DCP.
My film needs actors or extras, can I participate?
As far as possible, Umlicht Films could support the ad hoc hiring of other participants per project or this could also arise as a need in the middle of filming.
What does cinematographic immersion training mean?
The idea of ​​cinematographic immersion implies that the place of training is the same as the place of residence of the participants.
What is the difference between project hours and training hours?
The schedule set by the training contemplates a surplus of 7 hours per week in order to have a shooting range covered by the insurance outside the days of the week. Whether alone or in a team, we can use this time at will. The same goes for deepening the corpus of the program's films.
Can I stay somewhere other than the place offered by the training?
Yes, if the distance from the other accommodation does not compromise the group dynamics. Ideally, for the reasons explained above, all four participants stay under the same roof.
Can I speak a language other than French?
Talking perfectly perfect French language, both orally or writing, is not a prerequisite for the training. A good oral level is sufficient. In addition, your project can be developed in another language.
Can I participate in the training even if I master the analog or digital component offered? Or both?
There would be no contradiction in participating in it even if you have a well-established practice of Super 8, because you can always learn from other practices. If you want to take advantage of the theoretical and transversal approach of the training as well as the synergy of the group. you are cordially welcome!
La durée de mon film peut-elle évoluer ?
Without a doubt. The duration of each project should be rounded according to our approach. Simultaneous filming and editing refine the approach of the gaze vis-à-vis its problematic, which must be reflected in the correct duration of each film.
Puis-je utiliser dans mon projet d'autres images à celles tournées lors de la formation ?
Yes, if you have the rights to these images. Family archives or previously shot images can accompany the project to be presented.