Super 8 Filmmakers

The story of “Super 8” film is long and passionate. From its initial conception as the home movie medium to its’ use as a stellar alternative with indie filmmaking, this small gauge format boasts a distinctive look.  Most of today's great cinematographers and directors began their careers, at the counter of their local photo shop, buying a cartridge of Super 8 film.  It is the same organic look and vintage feel that has captured the hearts of young filmmakers today.  

Join Taylor McIntosh on a Super 8 journey, capturing and manipulating black and white and Color Super 8 film.  This workshop is a “must take” for Film enthusiasts that are seeking to understand cinematography from the roots up.  With an understanding of film, one can expand their digital work to new heights.

About the Young Artists Program: Young Artists’ days are comprised of both classroom and field/location work: lectures and critique, demonstrations, shooting, editing, writing, computer workflow and/or darkroom work, depending on the workshop. All instructors are talented industry professionals as well as experienced educators, and each works with a teaching assistant, providing additional support for their class. The students are busy all day and into the mid-evening hours, attending presentations from visiting master faculty. 

All Young Artists reside at a nearby residence (a motel-style building, with four students to a room, gender specific, and private bath) located 3/4 of a mile from campus. The property is controlled by Maine Media Workshops and is used exclusively by students and their counselors. Students are shuttled to the main campus each morning for breakfast and to begin their day, and are driven back at the end of the each day, following their last class or other scheduled activity. All meals are taken together. Parents can indicate any special dietary needs upon registration. Counselors supervise the students 24 hours a day, and help make group decisions about weekend activities like swimming, bowling, and hiking. Coin laundry facilities are available on campus. A lobster dinner is served (there are other choices) on the last Friday night of each workshop, and all Workshops students gather for an evening presentation of highlights from the week’s work. Parents are welcome to attend and meal tickets may be purchased in the Registration Office.

We recommend students have access to $150 over the two-week period for incidentals, snacks, movies, field trips etc.  

Check-in is on Sunday, between 3 and 6 and departure is on Saturday morning.

Tuition Note: includes room and board

Instructors

Taylor McIntosh

Taylor McIntosh is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based out of Maine. His work, both still and moving, lies somewhere within the realm of Documentary. Along with shooting in the majority of the US, he has also traveled to Haiti and Guatemala. In 2011 McIntosh won "Best Experimental" for Ella in the Lewiston/ Auburn Film Festival, the following year he also won "Best Documentary" for AmongTrees. His still images have shown in numerous galleries across Maine. 

McIntosh has a degree in Film Production from Keene State College and is currently attending the University of Colorado Boulder as a graduate studies.  In Colorado he studies both film and photography together while also working as a teaching assistant.