Chromaflex: Experimental Colour Processing with Richard Tuohy

chromaflex

 

 

Workshop with LIFT’s Visiting Artist Richard Tuohy

 

Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7, 2013

11:00am – 5:00pm (both days)

Enrollment limit: 6

 

Previous processing experience is recommended, but not necessary.

 

 

 

Workshop with LIFT’s Visiting Artist Richard Tuohy

 

Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7, 2013

11:00am – 5:00pm (both days)

Enrollment limit: 6

 

Previous processing experience is recommended, but not necessary.

 

LIFT will also be presenting a screening of Tuohy’s films on March 27 at CineCycle.

 

This
16mm workshop will take the participants step by step through a jazzy new
photo-chemical technique which allows selectively controlled negative and
positive colour and black and white images on the same strip of film
.
What’s more, the technique allows us to make these selection decisions in
full light
with the images visible right there in front of you.
You can have areas of black, areas of clear, colour negative areas, colour
positive areas and glorious black and white images all within a single
frame of ordinary camera captured image. We then get to watch the colour
chemistry working its magic
again, in full light. The workshop begins with a
freshly made colour print of colour negative material. But instead of
processing this print in the normal ECP process, we will be undertaking our
novel processing sequence that will produce an odd looking positive black and
white image on the film. We will then select various areas on that print that
we want to end up as positive colour, negative colour, leave black and white or
process as black or clear film. Those areas will be selectively covered with
special chemical blocking tape. Then the film will be selectively bathed in an
assortment of colour chemistry before removing the tape and bathing in more
chemistry. As well as engaging with a great new experimental film technique,
this workshop is a great opportunity to learn in detail how colour film works.

 

Check
out an example of process on Vimeo.

 

Please Note:

Participants must bring an unprocessed 16mm colour workprint to the first day of class.

Niagara Custom Lab will make an unprocessed 16mm workprint for $0.20/foot (ask for the “Chromoflex” special) from any 16mm colour neg you provide (processing for negative is extra).

Instructor: 

Richard Tuohy is one of the most active experimental
film artists currently working on celluloid in Australia. His film Iron-Wood won first prize (ex aequo) at the
2009 International Abstract Cinema Exhibition (ABSTRACTA) in
Rome. He runs Nanolab in Australia
the specialist small gauge film processing
laboratory. He actively encourages other artists to work with cine film through
his Artist Film Workshop initiative. In 2006 he
and his partner started Nanolab as an artist run film laboratory offering
super 8 processing.

 

Pre-registration is required.

Register by phone with a credit card (416.588.6444)

or in person with
cash/debit/credit at LIFT during office hours (Monday – Friday, 10am –
6pm).

 

 

Saturday 6 April 2013 11:00  

Non-members: $85
Members: $75

Location:
LIFT 
1137 Dupont Street 
Toronto ON Canada