Filmmaker | Curator | Organizer | Educator

Miami | Fort Lauderdale | Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Shane Eason is a time based media artist, curator and educator living and practicing in the metro Miami and Fort Lauderdale area. His formal experimental films are conscience studies in self identity and abstraction with subtle hints of documentation. His film and video work has screened internationally in festivals and art galleries. Currently, bills are paid by teaching as a cinema production professor at Florida Atlantic University.

winter | night | toronto | 2008

winter | night | toronto | 2008

winter | day | miami | 2008

winter | day | miami | 2008


2010 1:1 Super 8 Film Festival

For the third time in South Florida, Black Iron Film Artist Collective and the original One Take Super 8 Event present the 2010 1:1 Super 8 Film Festival. Twenty independent filmmakers and artists from South Florida will load their cameras to take part in this year’s spectacle. These 200 second “masterpieces” will truly display the diversity and creativity from different independent filmmakers of South Florida.

WHEN - Wednesday December 8, 2010

TIME - Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Screening at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE - The Maxwell Room
10 South New River Drive East, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

COST - Free and open to the public! $5 suggested donation.

The original One Take Super 8 Event was established in 2000 in Regina, Saskatchewan by filmmaker Alex Rogalski (Toronto) as a way to help create more independent films by a variety of artists, while giving the local community an opportunity to view these films collectively. The concept of using super 8 cameras is centered on the idea that super 8, often discarded to antiquity in this digital age, is still the most affordable film gauge for independent filmmakers. In recent years, more attention has been given to this film format, as it once sat on the edge of extinction. Now its effects are seen in major Hollywood films, as well as music videos and mainstream television commercials.

The One Take Super 8 Event is a distinct film screening, in that none of the films are viewed before they are screened. The filmmakers are not allowed to edit or preview their films prior to the screening. What they shoot in-camera, is what is shown. There is no physical cuts or splices allowed by the participants and there is no opportunity to make changes. This concept leads to some exciting and refreshing films, and a rare opportunity for public viewing.

The popularity of this noncompetitive festival has enabled it to return each year with more filmmakers participating. Over 550 films have been created, collected and distributed for the One Take Super 8 Event. The event has also expanded to a number of cities throughout North America, the first being Montreal (2005) with the second city being Metro Fort Lauderdale/Miami. This was also the first time the One Take Super 8 Event left Canada for a jaunt south.

The first Fort Lauderdale/Miami show (2006) coordinated by filmmaker and FAU Film Production Professor Shane Eason spawned 20 films, some new and some programmed from previous shows. It had approximately 125 attend and held an impressive festive atmosphere. Further, in 2009, a second festival had 24 films produced and 150 people in attendance. The 2009 festival also garnered a new, standalone, event title, The 1:1 Super 8 Film Festival. Although a new festival was established, the manifesto and concepts from the original would carry over. One cartridge! One take! One night!

This year marks the third 1:1 Super 8 Film Festival in sunny South Florida and it’s already a hot topic of discussion among artists yearning for the sight and smell of super 8 film. So grab a camera, get some celluloid, and shoot for the 2010 1:1 Super 8 Film Festival.

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