Hand Processing Black and White Film

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
+ 4 hours work time
Enrolment is limited to: 

Take your footage into the darkroom and process it yourself in this introduction to hand processing and darkroom practices. In this workshop, you will be shooting Super 8mm and 16mm black and white motion picture reversal film. This film stock is extremely versatile, allowing film to go from camera to projector, skipping the expensive stage of printing from negative. Gain control over your workflow in this one-day intensive, and take advantage of the provided darkroom time to process your footage.

This workshop includes all film, darkroom chemistry, and supplies for use during the workshop. The Camera Theory workshop is recommended as a prerequisite. All equipment and facility credits must be used by Friday April 28, 2017. Facility must be used during LIFT office hours (Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm). Chemistry for practice time is subject to availability (expires four weeks after workshop), participants may have to purchase their own chemistry from the LIFT store.



Derek Jenkins is a writer and filmmaker living in Hamilton, Ontario. His master’s thesis at the University of Arkansas focused on white southern masculinity and the films of Ross McElwee. Before immigrating to Canada in 2008, he wrote a weekly sports column at the Arkansas Times and worked in a variety of capacities with the Oxford American. Prior to joining the Niagara Custom Lab team in late 2015, he was a faculty member in Language Studies at Mohawk College. His interests include handmade culture, poetry, documentary practice and personal filmmaking.