Handprocessing Black and White Film

Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 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 handprocessing and darkroom practices. In this workshop, you will be shooting black and white 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.


Free work time credit must be used before Friday, September 28, 2012. Non-members must use their practice time during LIFT office hours (Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm). Chemistry for practice time is subject to availability, participants may have to provide their own.



Coral Aiken is a director and producer from Winnipeg, Canada. After a career in dance, performing across Canada and mounting multi-channel works for stage, Aiken began choreographing work for the screen and then directing her own work. In her films, Aiken explores themes of nostalgia and memory, with surreal elements rooting her work in the tradition of Magical Realism. Since completing a Masters of Fine Arts at York University in Film Production, Aiken has been producing independent film. Her co-production Big Muddy was selected to screen in the Cinefondation program at the Festival de Cannes 2011. Other screenings include European Media Art Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, and New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. She recently joined Scythia Films Inc. as Head of Development and previously worked as the Education Coordinator at LIFT.