Creating Organic Developer Recipes with Roger D. Wilson - Fall 2015



Creating Organic Developer Recipes

Fall 2015 Workshop with Roger D. Wilson


Enrolment limit: 4


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).


Learn how to develop your own black and white film using common household ingredients, you will be surprised at what you can achieve with simple organic products like grape juice, red clovers and hay from a farmers field. Students will have the opportunity to shoot their own footage using 16mm black and white film, then use simple techniques to create their own developer recipes to process the film. Come join in for a full day of fun at this DIY workshop.


This workshop includes all film, darkroom chemistry and supplies for use during the workshop.


Roger D. Wilson is an experimental film scientist who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Roger’s artistic practice begins and ends with film, 16mm and 35mm formats; his need to continuously investigate the filmmaking process has lead him to discover innovative experimental film processes. He creates his films using techniques such as pixilation, time-lapse photography, hand processing and cameraless animation. Roger is known for his technique of manipulating film emulsion prior to photographing images. He treats his unexposed film stock to processes that alter the films emulsion. He has buried black and white film in soil, bathed it in baking soda, berg colour toner, household bleach and photographic bleach all before photographing images. Roger has also begun to create his own film emulsion recipes and film developers, he has processed black and white film in Welch’s Grape Juice, Tea made from Timothy Hay, Argon Oil, Red Clovers and Algae infested river water.


Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
1137 Dupont Street
Toronto, ON