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Darkroom Play with 16mm Colour FilmNOTE: This workshop is in person. It is recommended that participants wear a mask while on the premises.
Colour film is another world, in a magical way. It has its own tricks that participants will have an opportunity to play in the darkroom. In this six-hour workshop you will shoot 16mm colour "print stock" with a Bolex camera using various filters, then try different processes: negative and reversal, both-in-one-clip. Sometimes realistic, mostly not — what do you love when you see it? Kodak 3383 is the lowest cost 16mm film per foot and it does not have the Remjet coating, so it's straightforward to start experimenting with. See if this exploration suits your curiosity, work thechnique or aesthetic look. We'll use the simplest chemistry recipes containing some locally-sourced ingredients, with some also from chemical suppliers. Learn the many variables and have fun with hand processing colour film in this new workshop with Sandy McLennan.
Sat 2 December 2023, 10 am - 6 pmInstructor: Sandy McLennan
Sandy McLennan is immersed in the local geography via cameras, sound recorders and a darkroom. A 1981 Sheridan College Media Arts graduate and a veteran Audio-Visual/Computer Technician in schools, he performed with the Canadian Opera Company at age 7, shot 35mm slides in Hong Kong in 1970, tape recorded R.Murray Schafer’s lake opera in 1981, documented a canoe trip on 16mm film, resurrected his photochemical practice and received grants to teach analogue/pinhole photography. He has exhibited motion pictures, photography, installation/performance and sound.
Location: 1137 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3
Category: Creative Practises
Maximum Capacity: 4
8 hours of instruction $125 /member$150 /nonmember