Direct Print Workshop


Small is beautiful

A two day Direct Print workshop led by the Glasgow artist and renowned VJ
Simon Richardson was delivered to NC Art students and HNC Television students recently.

Simon has over 15 years experience making and exhibiting 16mm scratch film animations, mostly working as a VJ in nightclubs creating real time light based responses to the music, otherwise known as VJing for want of a better term.

Over the years his work has been shown at numerous film festivals and has been screened several times on terrestrial TV. He has has invented many processes to work directly onto the film stock and has also taught these processes at The Glasgow School of Art, The Glasgow Media Access Centre and City of Glasgow College.

For the workshop Simon provided all the equipment and materials. The students got to make celluloid films by hand, a technique known as direct film-making, pioneered by the likes of Norman McClaren and Stan Brachkage. Seeing their marks converted into animation was an experience the students enjoyed and they were able to transfer a lot of skills they have been learning throughout the NC Art and HNCTV courses into the 2 day workshop.

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