‘Cinematographa’: Workshop 1: Super 8mm in Waterlow Park

29 April, 2024
– 29 April, 2024
10 am – 4.30 pm
LUX, Waterlow Park Centre
Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19 5JF
Black super 8mm camera on sheet paper with pencil explanations of the different parts of the camera. The picture has a green filter.

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The ‘Cinematographa’ Cine Camera Workshops at LUX

Join us for two cine camera-based workshops led by Margaret Salmon, coinciding with the launch of ‘Cinematographa’, a book and podcast, at the Open City Documentary Festival. Over two days, Salmon will host two workshops, each tailored for either amateur or experienced filmmakers. 

This workshop is supported by Open City Documentary Festival and Kodak.


Workshop 1: Recreational Filming: Super 8mm in Waterlow Park

The first ‘Cinematographa’ workshop will be an outdoor filmmaking workshop. Participants will gather at LUX’s building in Waterlow Park and work collaboratively on a Super 8mm film about the park. 

The day will begin with a technical seminar introducing and exploring the basic operation and uses of the Super 8mm Cine Camera. Following this camera induction, collaborative groups will plan and make/shoot a film in the park, using an ‘in-camera’ edit as method. LUX will process the results and students will be able to access their work online.

LUX will provide Super 8mm cameras and support with film stock, developing, and scanning. 

No prior experience is necessary. Please bring outdoor clothing, good humour and a packed lunch. 


Capacity: 8 people

Fee: General £140 Concession: £70 

Artist Biography:

Margaret Salmon (b. 1975, New York) lives and works in Glasgow. Concerned with a shifting constellation of relations, such as those between camera and subject, human and animal, or autobiography and ethnography, Margaret Salmon’s work often examines the gendered, emotive dynamics of social interactions and representational forms. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at institutions including Secession, (2023), DCA (2018/19), Tramway (2018) Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (2015); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA (2011); Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2007); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2007) and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2006). Her work has been featured in film festivals and major international survey exhibitions, including the upcoming Yokohama Triennial (2024), The British Art Show 9 (2021/22), Glasgow International (2021), Berlin Biennale (2010) and Venice Biennale (2007) London Film Festival (2018, 2016, 2014). Salmon won the inaugural MaxMara Art Prize for Women in 2006, and the 2021 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists.


Material Cost Breakdown:

Analogue filmmaking is a valuable but pricey practice and while we strongly believe in the value of these workshops, we also recognise that financial constraints may be a barrier to participating. We want to therefore be transparent and communicate the material cost breakdown for the workshops. We also strive to work towards putting on more affordable workshops alongside these ones in the future.

  • Three rolls of 50 D 8mm film + shipping: £140
  • Rental price of two X super 8 film cameras: £70


Concession Ticket Information:

Concession tickets are offered for those who might experience barriers in attending. To make participation in the event as accessible as possible, you won’t be asked for any proof or ID – we just ask that you are honest.

Here are the questions to think about when planning to purchase a concession ticket:

  • I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them.
  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs.
  • I am able to afford non-essential expenses, such as dining out or entertainment activities.
  • I have very limited expendable income.
  • I rarely buy new items.


Access Information:

How to get to LUX:

Address: LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London, N19 5JF, UK

LUX is located inside Waterlow Park, not on the street. There are maps at all entrances to the park showing the location of LUX. The nearest park entrance to LUX is on Dartmouth Park Hill by the Dartmouth Park Lodge. You can find our exact entrance location on what3words.

Visual Story: How to get here

You can find more about how to get here on our website.

Please note Waterlow Park is on a hill and from Archway there is a steep walk up Highgate Hill. There are buses that run from Archway to Highgate Village.

The LUX building is fully wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible toilet facilities.

Magnifying Glasses and large print guides are available.

LUX general area is a scent-free and mid-bright environment. We ask participants to refrain from wearing perfumed products.

If you have any access needs to attend our events please contact us at +44(0)20 3141 2960 or [email protected]



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