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MONO NO AWARE is raising funds to build the first 501c3 non-profit motion picture lab in US history.
MONO NO AWARE is raising funds to build the first 501c3 non-profit motion picture lab in US history. Even though the Kickstarter has ended, you can still make a tax-deductible donation through our website.
MONO NO AWARE is raising funds to build the first 501c3 non-profit motion picture lab in US history. Even though the Kickstarter has ended, you can still make a tax-deductible donation through our website.
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MONO LAB : Nations First Non-profit Film Lab

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MONO NO AWARE is a cinema-arts non-profit organization working to promote connectivity through the cinematic experience and preserve the technologies of traditional motion picture filmmaking. 

With your contribution, you’ll give a home to a growing community and play a critical part in opening the nation’s first ever non-profit motion picture laboratory in service to filmmakers and artists of the moving image.

WHAT WE DO

Every year, Mono No Aware presents monthly artist-in-person screenings, we organize affordable filmmaking workshops, visit high schools, colleges, festivals, and art spaces. We facilitate equipment rentals, operate a film distribution initiative, manage a reference library, and host an annual exhibition for contemporary artists and international filmmakers. 

It all started with the idea for an organization dedicated to the cinema-arts community and ignited in November of 2007 with the inaugural MONO NO AWARE festival, that presented 5 expanded cinema performances to an audience of 70. 

Since then we have grown exponentially.

In 2015 MONO NO AWARE 

  • Organized 38 Local workshops for 420 workshop participants in Brooklyn
  • Traveled to lead 40 Classes and lectures at host institutions for 600 participants through outreach programs 
  • Facilitated 100+ equipment rentals 
  • Distributed 50,000 feet of film stock for 1,000's of filmmakers
  • Presented 20 artist-in person screenings for 1,000 audience members 
  • Presented the work of 33 international artists at our 9th annual exhibition to an audience of 900 over 2 nights

Each year we engage with thousands of people through our initiatives.  As we respond to the public interest, our programming continues to grow.

And, for the last decade we’ve somehow managed to run this entire organization out of our director’s living room. 

2006 - Super 8mm workshop 

2016 - Optically Printing Titles workshop 

We’ve accomplished so much with so little, and your contribution could make an incredible impact on the future of the organization. 

Giving to this campaign does more than help MONO-- it supports the work of tens of thousands of artists and filmmakers who will pass through our doors in the years ahead.

OUR FUTURE

Over the last 10 years we’ve received donations from numerous labs, companies, universities, and independent filmmakers. Currently, we can only make a limited amount of that equipment accessible. With your help, we can expand upon our offerings and open the doors to a unique space that offers linear processing, scanning, optical printing, and contact printing. We can organize more screenings, exhibitions, lectures, and provide the community with more amazing cinematic experiences. 

2015 - Cooper Union students visiting MONO HQ

MONO NO AWARE is already a hub for education, production, exhibition, and community activity. We need your help to secure the future of the organization and to better serve the community. A home for the organization will allow accessibility to remain our focus; you’ll able to learn how to use the cameras, splicers, projectors, you’ll be able to process, print, and reproduce your own films, you’ll be to shoot film, meet with collaborators, attend screenings and events.

WHY NOW?

Each year we grow and expand to meet the needs of the increasing interest in traditional filmmaking.  At the same time, Mono No Aware is responding to changes in the motion picture industry and the greater landscape for celluloid film.

  • Recent years we have seen the closing of more and more commercial laboratories.  With less than half a dozen still operating here in the United States, MONO works closely with many of these labs to extend our services and workshop offerings; ColorLab (MD), CineLab (MA), FotoKem (CA), Pro8mm (CA) and our neighbors to the north Niagara Custom Lab (Toronto, ON)
  • Artist-run Labs are a also critical part of the landscape.  Started by film collectives and small groups of artists to share equipment and further their own work, they provide a space for continued practice.  MONO hosts dozens of artists from these labs, providing a platform to teach through our educational initiatives and an audience to present their work to while in New York both through our monthly screenings and annual exhibitions. 
  • To process small amounts of film all you really need is access to a kitchen sink, and MONO has been a huge proponent of empowering artists to hand process since day one.  We are all about accessibility-- we even teach a workshop on how to process using a non-toxic developer made from coffee. 

The MONO Lab will be unique because in addition to our strong educational initiative and active screening series, we will be able to offer the services of a commercial lab, affordable facilities for continued practice, and we will increase our ability to host international artists for production of new work and presentation opportunities.  With the equipment donations from a major motion picture lab, professional animation studios, and several post-production facilities, we now have the ability to provide so much more--all under one roof.  With our space we can become self sustaining in our efforts to engage and play a larger supporting role within that landscape on all levels. 

TIMELINE 

The Mono No Aware Lab is set to open in the Spring of 2018. 

2016 

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER MONO X FESTIVAL AND CAMPAIGN 

2017 

JANUARY - FEBRUARY - REWARDS SENT TO SUPPORTERS

MARCH - APRIL - SPACE SEARCH CONTINUES / SPRING WORKSHOPS 

MAY - JUNE - SPACE SEARCH COMPLETE / FLOOR PLAN IN PLACE 

JULY - AUGUST - SIGN LEASE / OBTAIN SPACE / SUMMER WORKSHOPS 

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER - BUILD OUT BEGINS 

NOVEMBER - DECEMBER - BUILD OUT CONTINUES / MONO XI FESTIVAL

2018 

JANUARY - FEBRUARY - CALIBRATION / TESTING AND EARLY MEMBER ACCESS 

APRIL -MAY - MONO NO AWARE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

OUR GOAL

The more that we can raise through this campaign the more we can make available to a greater number of people.  Increased services and facilities will include: 

  • SUPER 16MM & SUPER 8MM LINEAR PROCESSING FOR B/W & COLOR NEGATIVE FILM 
  • SUPER 16MM CLEANING AND SCANNING SERVICES 
  • SUPER 16MM & SUPER 8MM CAMERAS / LENSES / PROJECTORS / INCREASED PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT ACCESS & SPACE
  • DRY LAB SPACE - OPTICAL PRINTING / CONTACT PRINTING / FLATBED EDITING & VERTICAL EDITING STATIONS
  • WET LAB SPACE - WITH 24 - HOUR ACCESS TO FACILITIES
  • INCREASED PROGRAMMING / WORKSHOPS / SCREENINGS / RESIDENCIES

This is a critical point in the history of the moving image. With your help, we can make this new space a reality. 

Mono No Aware is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means your donation is tax deductable. 

Donate today!

REWARDS

 Pledge $15 - Mono No Aware Enamel Pin

 Pledge $30 - Beyond the Grave Pin Set + Mono No Aware Official Enamel Pin

Analogue Cassette Bundle
Analogue Cassette Bundle

 Pledge $40 - Exclusive 35mm still photography package from our long-time partner and supporter ORWO North America

 

 Pledge $40 - Limited Edition Mono No Aware T-Shirt 

Pledge $50 - The complex written transcription of Peggy and Fred in Hell, LESLIE THORNTON's iconic 16mm film/video

 Pledge $60 - RARE & Out of print Jonas Mekas poetry book (There is No Ithaca) & Bruce Baillie Postcard

 Pledge $60 - Beyond the Grave 3-Pin Set + Mono No Aware T-Shirt

  Pledge $100 - Academy Leader hand drawn by ANGELA STEMPEL (shown here) and PETER BURR shot, processed and printed on 16mm film!

 Pledge $350 - Rare book bundle by Anthology Film Archives. Jonas Mekas poetry book - There is No Ithaca + Bruce Baillie Postcard + The Legend of Maya Deren Volume 1 Part 1 & 2 + Results You Can't Refuse (BB Optics) + FILM CULTURE Issue 70-71 + Maysles’ THE GATES DVD + THE DARK OF THE SCREEN by Sidney Peterson 

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 Pledge $400 - AP FILM PRINT by Antonio Castles & Lucas Maia Three color separation of "The Circle, the Triangle, the Rectangle and the Crossing" presented at MONO X by artists Antonio Castles & Lucas Maia.

 Pledge $350 - Build Your Own Looper Kit by ZACH HART

 Pledge $550 - 16mm Adventure Workshop and Hike

 Pledge $600 - Andy Warhol Screen Test 

 Pledge $850 - 3-Day Beachside Cinema Retreat Workshop

 Pledge $1000 or more - Founding Patron benefits and recognition

 Pledge $2500 - PRIVATE 35MM PROFESSIONAL FILM SHOOT 

Risks and challenges

A project of this scale incorporating professional production, exhibition and education all under one roof has never been attempted before by a 501c3 non-profit organization.

MONO NO AWARE has cultivated a vibrant community of filmmakers, artists, skilled technicians and seasoned advisors from all levels of the industry who are invested in our mission. We have the knowledge and support structure in place to execute the next stages.

New York is expensive. As a wise man once said “The rent is too damn high.”

MONO has worked with realtors and visited dozens of spaces to research and understand the costs associated with a space. We’ve got this covered. Increased workshop offerings, screenings, a membership based system will provide affordable access to this equipment and materials and reduced rate services will also help to cover the basic needs to maintain the facility.

New York is a difficult city to survive in, even as a profitable business, but we have a strong community behind us.

And after a decade of hard work, we're ready for the challenges ahead.

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    MONO PIN & HIGH FIVE IN GRATITUDE

    The official MONO enamel pin, a shout out to you on Facebook and a high-five when you come to visit the space your donation is helping to build in Brooklyn, New York.

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    CINEMA CASSETTE PACKAGE

    Three cassette tapes of film note:
    + Third Hermeneutic // Autumn Leaves (16mm Cyanotype Cover)
    This rendition of Autumn Leaves was performed live at the Museum of Vancouver by Lily Taylor as the soundtrack to Morris' 2015 film, Blue Movie.

    + Remnants - Dark Passage
    Minimal tape music composed from loops of rumbling low-end sound, voices and primitive electronics. Ominous drones and brief textural passages forge a haunting journey through the darkest of spaces. From the only Imminent Frequencies.

    "Fripp and Budd"

    Modular / tape sounds of John Marks (MirrorLab) and Casey Deming, MN. ((sample here : https://soundcloud.com/john-william-marks/frippbudd))

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    BEYOND THE GRAVE ENAMEL PIN SET OF 3

    THREE ENAMEL PIN SET : Film themed pin designs by MONO community members. (From Left to Right)
    OUR FRIEND 7285 - A special pin for all of those who are still holding onto the beautiful colors of EktaChrome.
    JOIN THE FILM BRIGADE : Homage to the early skate videos shot on 16mm and all those dedicated to film &
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    LIMITED EDITION MONO NO AWARE SHIRT

    In our 10 year history MONO has never printed shirts or sold ‘merch’ of any kind. This is your first and only chance as this shirt will never be available again! Black organic cotton with a water-based silver ink. Designed by MONO founder / director Steve Cossman, the image is derived from a film frame that underwent the mordançage process. PLUS you'll receive the OFFICIAL MONO LOGO pin.

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    ORIGINAL DRAWING BY MARGARET RORISON

    An original drawing by Margaret Roriso; plus, you'll receive the OFFICIAL MONO LOGO pin AND a ticket for one to the kickstarter successful campaign party.

    Margaret Rorison is a curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. Her works often develop from explorations through rural and urban landscapes, combining language, sound and imagery to create installations, films and live 16mm projections. She is interested in the visceral nature of experience and the potentials of storytelling through the use of 16mm projection and sound.

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    ORWO 35mm Still Film Package

    Exclusive 35mm still photography package from our long time partner and supporter ORWO North America. Package includes:
    A total of 6 canisters of 35mm still film with a value of over $ 50.00! Includes 162 images!
    + 2 x ORWO UN54 (100asa), 35mm, B&W, 27exp, still photography canister. + 2 x ORWO N74 (400asa), 35mm, B&W, 27exp, still photography canister. + 2 x ORWO DP31 (3asa), 35mm, B&W, 27exp, still photography canister. This reward will also include written instructions on how to process the film by hand with MONO's non-toxic recipe of beer and coffee!

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    ARTIST POSTCARD & ORIGINAL FILM FRAMES

    A handmade artist post-card (edition of 100) designed by artist JODIE MACK sent to direct to your door! The personalized thank you will also have frames from an original 16mm film made by Jodie and/or frames from a film made by MONO NO AWARE Founder / Director Steve Cossman. Plus, you'll receive the OFFICIAL MONO LOGO pin AND a ticket for one to the kickstarter successful campaign party.

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    TRANSCRIPTION of PEGGY & FRED IN HELL

    The complete written transcription of Peggy and Fred in Hell, LESLIE THORNTON'S iconic 16mm film/video

    This 30 page perfect bound book contains, in written form, all of the dialogue, voice-over and archival vocalizations in Peggy and Fred in Hell, laid out in screenplay format. Designed by the artist in honor of Mono No Aware’s 10th Anniversary, the book includes a special additional treat – the full color cover is a facsimile of two pages of notes Thornton took while a student of Stan Brakhage’s, dated May 11th, 1973. The transcription transmits all of the strangeness and delight and complexity of this extraordinary work, 33 years in the making. Mono No Aware is proud to make this publication available for the very first time. Signed by the artist. Edition of 50.

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    AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA 3 X LP BUNDLE

    Awesome Tapes from Africa 3 X LP bundle!

    Hailu Mergia And The Walias LP on vinyl and 2 additional records hand picked by Awesome Tapes From Africa founder, Brian Shimkovitz. “Tche Belew,” Hailu Mergia and the Walias’ 1977 instrumental jazz and groove recording set against the backdrop of post-revolution Ethiopia. Following Mergia’s Shemonmuanaye/Classical Instrument reissue last year, the keyboardist and accordion player has been visiting stages across Europe and North America to much critical acclaim. “Tche Belew” was a groundbreaking recording and the LP became collectible for so many reasons but overall it is just an astounding merger of Ethiopian songs, elegant contemporary arrangements and “western” instrumentation. Completely sublime music from one of the seminal bands of a funk-laced era of Ethiojazz and soul.

    (http://www.awesometapes.com/hailu-mergia-walias-tche-belew-141014/)

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    MONO NO AWARE SHIRT & 3-PIN SET

    In our 10 year history MONO has never printed shirts or sold ‘merch’ of any kind. This is your first and only chance as this shirt will never be available again! Black organic cotton with a water-based silver ink. Designed by MONO founder / director Steve Cossman. The image is derived from a 16mm film frame that underwent the mordançage process and you'll receive all three enamel pins from the BEYOND THE GRAVE set. PLUS a ticket for one to the kickstarter successful campaign party.

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    STILL LIFE WITH FRIES ARCHIVAL PRINT

    Still Life with Fries (2015) is a projected painting, a play between the single frame, the frame of historical painting and time.
    This is your chance to own a still from the 16mm film loop by the artist Rebecca Erin Moran (MONO IX presenting artist). 15"X20"Fuji Metallic Photo C-print! She is very excited to finally make an optically printed work that can hang above the couch!

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    RARE Jonas Mekas poetry book & more

    There is No Ithaca by Jonas Mekas
    Black Thistle Press, 181 pages. Rare + Out of Print.
    Jonas Mekas is a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet, publisher of Film Culture, and co-founder of Anthology Film Archives and the Film-makers' Cooperative. His work has been exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide. This is the first English translation of two poem cycles that have become part of the classic repertory of modern Lithuanian literature. The translation is by Vyt Bakaitis & Bruce Baillie Postcard! (Not blank on back. Very nice to frame! ) Donated from Anthology Film Archives!

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    PAUL CLIPSON POSTER / POSTCARD SET

    A beautiful set of posters and postcards provided by Bay Area-based filmmaker Paul Clipson of his exhibitions and screenings through the years. Plus, you'll receive the OFFICIAL MONO LOGO pin, LIMITED EDITION MONO T SHIRT, and a ticket for one to the kickstarter successful campaign party.

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    HAND DRAWN 16MM ACADEMY LEADER

    Artist designed 16mm academy leader! Countdown from 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, Sound SYNC pop & FOCUS with these unique black and white film prints. Hand drawn by ANGELA STEMPEL and PETER BURR. Shot, processed and contact printed by MONO NO AWARE! Own these 16mm prints to add to the beginning of your original film, to the header of a program at your cinema or festival. Plus, you'll receive the OFFICIAL MONO LOGO pin AND a ticket for one to the kickstarter successful campaign party.

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    FOR OUR MASS-BASED FRIENDS

    Curated and donated by Harvard Film Archive, this reward includes...
    + Film print grab bag - a mystery print from the archive!
    + A membership to HFA
    + A HFA tote

    PLUS, you'll receive the OFFICIAL MONO LOGO pin AND a ticket for one to the kickstarter successful campaign party.

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    NYC MOVIE PASS PLUS+

    + ONE YEAR membership to Film Society of Lincoln Center
    + ONE YEAR membership to Anthology Film Archives
    + ONE PASS to Museum of the Moving Image - good for museum entry OR entry to a screening
    + A tote bag from Video Data Bank to accompany you to all these movies you'll be seeing now :)

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    TECHNE MODULAR WORKSHOP: MUSIC & TECH

    Join electronic musician Bonnie Jones from TECHNE and MONO NO AWARE's Steve Cossman for an afternoon of electronic music and homemade vegan food! In a 4-5 hour workshop, you'll build your own light-controlled electronic oscillator instrument by exploring basic circuit components; photo-resistors, integrated circuit chips, resistors, capacitors and more! TECHNE is an arts organization with a mission to give rise to divergent female voices in technology and the arts. No previous circuit building experience needed and this event will be held in Spring 2017. All this PLUS, you'll receive the OFFICIAL MONO LOGO pin AND a ticket for one to the kickstarter successful campaign party.

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    FILM-LOVER MEDIA FROM OUR FRIENDS

    + BRAND NEW DVD release of "Psycho Echo" by Sandy Ding
    + DVD Special Edition compilation from Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CMFDC) called "Fem Crit: Experimental Works for Educational Environments" including works by Lisa Hayes, Dawn Wilkinson, Sara Halprin, Kay Armatage, Helen Lee, Lisa Morse, and Melissa Levin
    + A copy of "Shoot Shoot Shoot: The London Filmmakers' Co-op" published by The Visible Press
    + A collection of essays on the works of Stephen Broomer: "The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer"
    + Oakcliff Film Festival t-shirt
    + Canyon Cinema tote bag & full catalog

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    FILM-LOVER MEDIA FROM OUR FRIENDS!

    + BRAND NEW DVD release of "Psycho Echo" by Sandy Ding and a DVD of "Once Every Day" by Richard Foreman, published by Re:Voir Video
    + DVD Special Edition compilation from CMFDC: "Fem Crit: Experimental Works for Educational Environments" including works by Lisa Hayes, Dawn Wilkinson, Sara Halprin, Kay Armatage, Helen Lee, Lisa Morse, and Melissa Levin
    + A copy of "Shoot Shoot Shoot: The London Filmmakers' Co-op" published by The Visible Press
    + A collection of essays on the works of Stephen Broomer: "The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer"
    + Oakcliff Film Festival t-shirt
    + Canyon Cinema tote bag & full catalog

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    16MM FILM MATTES FRAMED - 变, LILY SHENG

    An one-of-a-kind framed image of b&w traveling matte camera originals from the film Change 变, 2016 by Lily Jue Sheng that premiered at MONO X with a live score by Mike Sidnam.

    ''Change' is a 16mm text animation that deconstructs and manipulates Chinese language in its representation of morphology, Taoist principles, and celestial cycles of time. The title refers to the I Ching, the Book of Changes, and 变 (traditional: 變), the Chinese word for 'change', in its translation that implies 'transformation'. The film structure surveys Chinese seal script, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese, repeating 64 variations of 8 cosmic colors - red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and white. Each string of characters correspond to a revolution of time in lunisolar and astronomical denominations. The allegorical usage of radicals and colors convey a universal interconnectivity, articulating meanings outside the confines of literacy, acting instead as a cryptogram, machine/mind symbiosis, series of rituals, and play of metronomic afterimages.'

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    GROW YOUR OWN LIBRARY

    GROW YOUR OWN LIBRARY with copies of the following:
    + Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting - big thanks to Prestel Publishing!
    + Experimental Filmmaking: BREAK THE MACHINE by Kathryn Ramey <3
    + Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution (includes DVD) - big thanks to International House Philadelphia!
    + Pop Cinema: Art & Film in the US and UK, 1950s-1970s - big thanks to International House Philadelphia!
    + Latin American Visions - big thanks to International House Philadelphia!
    + Explosion in the Movie Machine - big thanks to LIFT!
    + Cahiers du Cinéma: Roman Polanski - big thanks to Phaidon Press!
    + Sequence Issue 4 (no.w.here) - big thanks to no.w.here!
    + BOMB 137, Fall 2016 (current issue) - big thanks to BOMB!
    + Cineaste, Fall 2016 (current issue) - big thanks to Cineaste!
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    FILM PRINTS Antonio Castles & Lucas Maia

    AP FILM PRINTS Antonio Castles & Lucas Maia
    Three color test prints from the separations made for "The Circle, the Triangle, the Rectangle and the Crossing" presented at MONO X by artists Antonio Castles & Lucas Maia.
    This piece is an attempt to decompose the stereoscopic image into its essential parts, in an analogue way, without its aura of being spearhead technology. Six projectors in a triangular structure create one single image in a screen in front of them: A crossing of roads.
    This Artists' Proof contains 3 X segments of the 16mm films.

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    BUILD YOUR OWN LOOPER KIT BY ZACH HART

    Complete kit with components and instructions to build your own looper for 16mm film, capable of looping 300 feet of film comfortably for endless projection. Mailed to you via USPS. Plus, you'll receive the OFFICIAL MONO LOGO pin AND a ticket for one to the kickstarter successful campaign party.

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    RARE BOOK BUNDLE BY AFA

    Rare, out-of-print books that are only available through Anthology Film Archives!

    + Avant-garde film still pin!

    + Rare OOP Jonas Mekas poetry book - There is No Ithaca

    + Bruce Baillie Postcard! (Not blank on back Very nice to frame! )

    + The Legend of Maya Deren Volume 1 Part 1 - Paperback Contains Maya Deren's school letters, articles she wrote for socialist youth journals In the Thirties, as well as her correspondence, poetry, fiction and essays published here for the first time. Includes a history of her life between 1917 and 1942. Includes over 200 photographs and a bibliography.

    +The Legend of Maya Deren, Volume 1 Part 2 - Hardcover. Documents Maya Deren's development as a filmmaker. Included are film scripts, shooting diagrams from Meshes of the Afternoon, Witch's Cradle, At Land, A Study in Choreography for Camera, and Ritual in Transfigured Time; articles on film-making; a facsimile of An Anagram of Ideas on Art Form and Film (her monograph on film theory); publicity materials; reviews; excerpts from lectures; stills from the films, photographs, and Interviews with friends and critics.

    + RESULTS YOU CAN'T REFUSE: CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF BB OPTICS Edited by Andrew Lampert, this book tells the story of BB Optics, the one-man film laboratory of filmmaker and preservationist Bill Brand, opened in 1976. This book includes an article by Brand and small-gauge guru Toni Treadway on how to take better archival care of film works; it offers history, instruction, and valuable technical information. This cross-section of Brand's work, including the process of making and preserving it, is a perfect addition to any film artist's library.

    + FILM CULTURE Issue 70-71, 1983
    Own an issue of the landmark publication Film Culture! Rare, out-of-print, and only available through Anthology! Filmmakers included in this issue are: Sidney Peterson, Stan Brakhage, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Christopher Maclaine, Andrew Noren, Georges Melies, Joseph Cornell, Warren Sonbert, Kenneth Anger and more!

    + Maysles’ THE GATES - DVD
    Albert Maysles and David Maysles 2007, 87 min
    In February, 2005, artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude installed 7,500 arches (gates), curtained with orange cloth that waved and billowed and decked miles of walkways in Central Park. The gates stood for 16 days, the first unfurled by Mayor Bloomberg, who championed the project, giving it the okay after the artists 25-year quest to gain approval. Archival footage shows pro-and-con debates and various mayors and commissions turning down the project. By the end, the gates installed, the camera travels a winter landscape, orange shining through trees and reflected in ponds. Passers-by, quintessential New Yorkers, express pleasure.

    + THE DARK OF THE SCREEN by avant-garde filmmaker Sidney Peterson - hardcover
    OOP and only available from Anthology!
    The Dark of the Scree is a unique memoir which fuses intellectual history with the theory of cinema. No sooner than Peterson finished it, than he returned to independent film-making after a hiatus of thirty years.

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    FILM PRINT by FERN SILVA

    “Passage Upon the Plume” by Fern Silva.
    16MM B/W SILENT ANSWER PRINT

    World Premiere - NYFF; Played at AAFF, Images Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival-Best International Short Film nomination, and more.
    Plumes dust the arid land, east to west, shapeshifting
    as they lift in ascension. Something lowers. An ark
    ran aground where revolution took root: ropes raise
    stones in baskets. Hearts heavier and lighter than the
    feather, permitted passage. Tethered or freed, resting
    from life or dawning anew. -Charity Coleman

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    FILM PRINT by MIKE STOLTZ

    "Pluses and Minuses" by Mike Stoltz.
    16MM COLOR ANSWER PRINT W/ SOUND -

    A ground-less and boundless 16mm film in which a wall becomes a window to a swirling landscape.

    "...Stoltz shakes and dislocates audio and image with volume and pitch variations, editing the 16mm film in camera, varying the focus and the shot length of every frame, shifting background and foreground, turning and spinning the camera hand-held positions, and allowing sequences of black that punctuate the image’s algorithms. The filmmaker’s dance transforms abstraction into personal experience. He is an active agent of the surrounding world, and of the opportunities that open and close before us."
    -Mónica Savirón, LUMIÈRE Fall 2013

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    16MM ADVENTURE WORKSHOP and HIKE

    16MM COLOR ADVENTURE WORKSHOP and FOREST HIKE WITH FERN SILVA & RYAN MARINO AT A SECRET LOCATION UPSTATE!

    Get in the van with filmmakers and take a trip to a secret location for a day of shooting 16mm color film. Includes travel, 100ft of color negative film, access to the 16mm cameras, light meter, bagged lunch, bottled water, hiking snacks, MONO LAB processing, color print and digitized version of your raw footage to edit and share with friends and family. MAY 21ST. Van leaves at 9 AM from New York city. A ticket to the kickstarter successful campaign party and an invite to our VIP pre-opening party at the new MONO HQ which includes a preview of at the new space, and tour of the nation’s first non-profit motion picture lab. Your name will also be added to our permanent wall of thanks in the MONO HQ.

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    3 DAY BEACH-SIDE CINEMA RETREAT WORKSHOP

    Reservation for 1 to the first ever MONO NO AWARE cinema retreat! Sleepover camp with all the fix-ins, Bunk beds, Beach access, with the added bonus of Film stock, chemistry and equipment to shoot process and project on Shelter Island, New York! Includes: Round-trip transportation from New York city to Shelter Island Heights, Ferry ticket to the island, 6 Meals, film-stock, camera access, chemistry, special film screenings, bicycles, access to the nature preserve, beach front cabin and includes a box of IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT film with access to a camera to capture memories for a lifetime. PLUS an invite to our VIP pre-opening party at the new MONO HQ, a MONO NO AWARE SHIRT and your name added to our permanent wall of thanks in the MONO HQ. After December 10th these tickets will go up to $1000. This retreat will take place Friday May 12th through Sunday May 14th (2 nights / 3 days)

    **TWO FOR ONE** *Donate $1,350* to this reward and you'll get TWO tickets - invite a friend, lover, or otherwise :)

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    FOUNDING PATRON

    Help us lay the foundation for the future of filmmaking in Brooklyn.
    Free entry to all connectivity through cinemea screening events in 2017, Invite +2 to our pre-opening party at the new MONO HQ and private tour of the nations first non-profit motion picture lab. You'll receive a MONO shirt, Plus, you'll receive the OFFICIAL MONO LOGO pin, a ticket for two to the kickstarter successful campaign party AND your name added to our permanent wall of thanks displayed in the MONO HQ as a FOUNDING PATRON of our organization.

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    PRIVATE 35MM PROFESSIONAL FILM SHOOT

    Create your own 35 mm short film using the best studio camera equipment available! In one day, shoot your film with filmmaker/cinematographer Tore Knos, then have your project processed and scanned like a Hollywood feature film.

    Do you have an idea that you have been dreaming of directing? Spend a day with professional cinematographer Tore Knos as he assists you in realizing your vision on 35mm film. For experienced filmmakers, Tore will act as an assistant. For new filmmakers, Tore will help guide you through the process. Even if you have never shot a frame of film, this prize is for you.

    The film shoot will consist of one full-day (12 hours) shooting on the ARRI 435 motion picture camera with high-end Zeiss Master Prime lenses. 800 feet of Kodak Vision 3 250D color negative film stock is included (approx. 18 minutes). The camera is designed for non-sync sound, so come ready with your best silent film ideas!

    Mono No Aware will arrange film processing, and your film negative will be digitally scanned in 4K high resolution using Blackmagic's new Cintel film scanner.

    In addition to your film shoot, you will receive free entry to all connectivity through cinema screening events in 2017, invite +4 to our pre-opening party at the new MONO HQ and private tour of the nation's first non-profit motion picture lab. You'll receive a MONO shirt, plus you'll receive the OFFICIAL MONO LOGO pin, a ticket for four to the Kickstarter successful campaign party AND your name added to our permanent wall of thanks displayed in the MONO HQ as a FOUNDING PATRON of our organization.

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