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introduction to 16mm film

Saturday, January 14th

Level Up your Skills

Kick off the new year with us at CineMechanics with a special learning opportunity. Join us for an introductory course on working with 16mm film and the ARRI SR-series film cameras. The workshop will be taught by DP Adam Olson & veteran camera technician Brian McGraw of CineMechanics.

get familiar with film

 Though shooting on film has become something of a lost art in recent years, there has also been a huge resurgence of interest in shooting film for its unique image qualities. Many digital shooters might feel intimidated by analog film, or simply don’t know where to begin– this workshop is here to demystify working with film, and leave you feeling confident that shooting your next project on 16mm is within reach!





●  History and Evolution of 16mm

●  Intro to Film Terminology

●  Basic Operations of ARRI SR 16mm Cameras
●  How to Load Arri SR 16mm Mags

●  16mm Optics
●  Film "Dos and Don'ts"
●  Production Considerations for Film


PLUS: hands-on time with camera and loading mags!

meet your instructors

Adam Olson

Adam Olson is a Cinematographer and Filmmaker whose work has been screened worldwide, including such festivals as Berlin, Aberystwyth & New Zealand. Adam teaches production at Minneapolis College. He holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and an MLS in German Cinema from the University of Minnesota. Adam also continues to make Photography work using analog photography techniques.

Brian McGraw

Brian is not only CineMechanics’ in-house lens technician, he’s also a true authority on the history, operations, and maintenance of film cameras. Brian’s expertise has been built over decades of industry experience as technician and camera rental professional, witnessing a lifetime of evolution in motion picture technology– from the heyday of celluloid to the modern digital age.

This workshop was made possible with the generous support of Kodak Film Lab Atlanta.


Saturday, January 14th

 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


6158 Olson Memorial Hwy,
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Event Schedule TBA!