Gregory Zinman has recently published a monograph, Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts (UC Press, 2020). Apart from that, you may use some of these sources – most of them mention handmade film without camera:

Process Cinema: Handmade Film in the Digital Age edited by Scott MacKenzie and Janine Marchessault (MQUP, 2019)

Very Naughty Boys: The Amazing True Story of Handmade Films by Robert Sellers (Titan Books, 2013) - I have a PDF copy of this title and can share it with you

Handmade films: questioning and integrating cinematic technology by Marina Estela Graça (The International Journal of the Humanities, 2005):

Handmade films and artist-run labs: The chemical sites of film's counterculture by Rossella Catanese and Jussi Parikka (NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, 2018):

and Gregory Zinman's PhD dissertation, Handmade: The Moving Image In The Artisanal Mode by Gregory Zinman (New York University, 2012):

Best regards,


Kornelia Boczkowska, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Studies in Culture
Faculty of English | Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

W dniu 15.01.2020 o 18:02, Adam Hyman pisze:
Experimental Filmmaking: Breaking the Frame

From: FrameWorks < <>> on behalf of Jon Behrens < <>> Reply-To: "Experimental Film Discussion List < <>>" < <>>
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:10 AM
To: "Experimental Film Discussion List < <>>" < <>>
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Books on Handmade Films

Hello all
Kathryn Ramey has an outstanding book on
Handmade filmmaking called
Break the Machine that I think in my opinion beats all other books on the topic hands down!

good luck on your quest


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On Jan 15, 2020, at 5:58 AM, Karl Reinsalu < <>> wrote:

Here's one:
Here's another one:

Happy photon capture and manipulation to you!

On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 3:10 PM Maruyama Tetsuya < <>> wrote:

    Dear all.

    I am planning a workshop on super 8 direct filmmaking in
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and need some reference on books that talk
    about handmade films without camera.
    It doesn't have to be technical since I would like a broad range
    of ideas and notes, and ideally they can be pdf, so I can share
    with the fellow participants.

    I saw a post by Gregory Zinman on his new book, and became curious….

    Warm regards,

    Tetsuya Maruyama
    Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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