Past Workshop Descriptions

Hand Processing Black and White Film: In Person

NOTE: This workshop is in person. Following Ontario’s health guidelines, attendees will require proof of vaccination in order to attend this workshop.

In this introduction to photochemical image-making, hand processing and darkroom practices you will understand how light energy and chemistry work to create images. In the darkroom, you'll expose photograms on short clips of high contrast black & white film stock, rendering them as both negative and reversal (positive) images. We'll then expose longer strips in a 16mm Bolex camera and process them in buckets and a Lomo tank. Various developers and chemical manipulation techniques will be introduced so you'll understand how fun darkroom processing is and how it can render a huge variety of looks to the same shot. To finish, we'll splice together your work and screen it on a 16mm projector.

This workshop includes all film, darkroom chemistry, and supplies for use during the workshop. The Camera Theory workshop is recommended as a prerequisite. This workshop is recommended as a companion to the Organic Film Processing, Extreme Low Budget Analogue Filmmaking and Hand Processing Colour Film workshops.

Past Instructor: Derek Jenkins
Category: Creative Practises
Maximum Capacity: 4
8 hours of instruction $150 /member$175 /nonmember

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