Hand Processing Colour Film

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
+ 4 hours work time
Enrolment is limited to: 

This hands-on workshop will teach you how to process colour reversal motion picture film stock in E6 chemistry, using various techniques including the Russian hand processing tanks and the “bucket” method. Participants will shoot Super 8mm and 16mm colour stocks and then put the processing techniques into practice. You will then view the footage that you processed, look at other films that were hand processed and further discuss the aesthetics and techniques of hand processing.

This workshop includes all film, darkroom chemistry and supplies. The Camera Theory and Hand Processing Black and White Film workshops are strongly recommended as prerequisites. All equipment and facility credits must be used by Friday April 28, 2017. Facility time must be used during LIFT office hours (Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm). Chemistry for practice time is subject to availability (expires two 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.