AFW on the road: a screening of recent works

January 29, 2023

We are delighted to host a retrospective of films from Australia’s most prolific contemporary artist-run film lab, Artist Film Workshop (AFW) presented by lab members Sebastian Vaccaris and Paddy Hay. 

When: Saturday 18th February

Time: Doors open at 7.30pm show starts 8pm

Tickets: $15 on the door and on Eventbrite

Founded in Melbourne in 2009, Artist Film Workshop is an open film collective which provides access to knowledge and resources for filmmakers and artists working in sound and vision with photochemical film. Amongst numerous features, the workshop maintains a darkroom that includes a 16mm contact printer, optical printer with custom-made electronics, 16mm and 8mm cameras, and projectors. Over the past decade or so the group has presented over one hundred 16mm film screenings throughout metropolitan Melbourne. Comprised of recent and brand new work to be screened on 16mm, this program is personally delivered from their voyage North via Canberra’s Hair Antic’s micro-cinema.

Following the screening Paddy and Sebastian will run a Soup-boiler Super 8 workshop on color negative hand processing of super 8 films on Sunday the 19th from 12pm to 5pm.

More info about AFW here: http://www.artistfilmworkshop.org

Book your ticket here on Eventbrite or email Rowena; rowenacrowe@gmail.com

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/afw-on-the-road-a-screening-of-recent-works-tickets-527675139547

Tickets on the door; $15

The Program

Tiangong-1 – Super 8 to 16mm, 8mins (Paddy Hay & Louis Marlo)

Tiangong-1 is the name of the Chinese space station that crashed to earth on 2 April 2018.

Is Anybody Coming Over To Dinner – 16mm, 9 mins (Audrey Lam)

The adventures of Yokitom around the home and across the seasons, with a supporting cast of family and friends. Commissioned by Prototype and made with the support of City of Melbourne.

Soda – 16mm, 7mins (Hanna Chetwin)

Soda explores the forms and rhythms of bubbles. the film uses cameraless techniques (including scratching and rayogramming) intercut with footage of water in progressive stages of boiling. accompanied by a soundtrack by Rohan Drape.

Fade – 16mm, 6mins (Callum Ross-Thompson)

Found footage taken from a long forgotten, badly scratched and faded 16mm educational film print on volcanoes, superimposed atop recently shot 16mm macro footage of a human skull. The skull is a similarly neglected teaching aid, once used for anatomy classes many decades ago before the use of real human remains in schools became less common in favour of more durable, socially sustainable plastic models

Internal and External Objects – 16mm, 7mins (Giles Fielke)

A solarised text describes objects beyond the frame.

Goldfish Lightbulb – 16mm, 6mins (Richard Munro)

A film focused on two unnamed characters, a boy, and a girl. It is unclear how they may or may not know each other. They go about their own lives each day, seemingly always crossing paths or seeing each other from a distanc

Sensor Lights in Flemington – 16mm, 10mins (Lucas Haynes)

Lights turn on and off in a building in the distance

My Friend Richard – 16mm, 8.40 (Sebastian Vaccaris)

The life and times of artist Richard Ellis.

China Not China – 16mm, 14mins (Dianna Barrie & Richard Tuohy)

Hong Kong marked 20 years since its handover to China; half way through the planned 40 year “one country, two systems” transition. Taiwan, once imperial China, once Formosa, now ROC (Republic of China) on the edge of the PRC (People’s Republic of China). Multiple exposures of street scenes distort space and place creating a fluid sense of impermanence and transition, of two states somewhere between China and not China.

Artist Film Workshop presents: Soup-boiler Super 8, 19th February 2023

January 29, 2023

Learn how to shoot & process your own Super 8 color negative film and get great images!

Participants will learn how to use a LOMO processing spiral and temperature control their chemistry using a standard domestic soup boiler.

Our southern friends in film, Artist Film Workshop (AFW) are visiting for a colour workshop. Sebastian and Paddy from AFW will run a part-theory, part-practical workshop on colour film processing. AFW is an artist collective which provides access to knowledge and resources for filmmakers and artists in Melbourne. On Saturday night before they will screen a program of their films. Read more about AFW here: http://www.artistfilmworkshop.org

THE COLOUR PROCESS

This workshop will film processing workshop on mixing colour chemicals, as well as using Lomo tanks to process 16mm and Super8 film. 

The workshop will be held from 12pm – 5pm on Sunday 19th of February. The event is limited to 12 people.

Reserve your ticket here by emailing: rowenacrowe@gmail.com or get an eventbrite ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/soup-boiler-super-8-color-negative-hand-processing-workshop-tickets-527673675167

What we will do:

  • ~ Shoot some Super8 film
  • ~ Load a LOMO tank (similar to a Paterson tank but for Super 8, 8mm and 16mm film processing)
  • ~ Discuss the theory of mixing ECN developer
  • ~ Develop the film we shoot on the day

Theory covered:

  1. ~ How the artist run lab Artist Film Workshop works
  2. ~ Introduction to theory of processing colour film

What is included:

  1. ~ Super8 film to shoot (in pairs)
  2. ~ Super8 camera (we will shoot as a group)
  3. ~ Light meter
  4. ~ Development and fixer chemicals
  5. ~ Equipment for processing (LOMO tank etc)

What to wear:

  1. ~ Closed toe shoes
  2. ~ Regular clothing

Cost: $50 

Address: We are situated in archway 4 facing Jubilee Park Oval (near the Tramsheds food hall) in Glebe. We share the space with Big Fag Press, another artist run initiative you may be familiar with.

16mm Hand Processing Workshop, Saturday 30th July 2022 TBC

June 24, 2022

A B&W film processing workshop on mixing dry chemicals to make a fixer and developer, as well as an introduction into shooting on a Bolex 16mm camera. The workshop will be held from 1.30 – 5pm on Saturday 30th of July. The event is limited to 10 people. Reserve your ticket here by emailing: rowenacrowe@gmail.com

What we will do:

  • ~ Shoot some 16mm film on a Bolex
  • ~ Load a LOMO tank (similar to a Paterson tank but for Super 8, 8mm and 16mm film processing)
  • ~ Make up B&W developer and a fixer solution from our dry chemicals
  • ~ Develop the film we shoot on the day

Theory covered:

  1. ~ How the artist run lab Workshop for Potential Cinema works
  2. ~ Introduction to theory of processing B & W film negative

What is included:

  1. ~ 16mm film to shoot
  2. ~ Bolex camera (we will shoot as a group)
  3. ~ Light meter
  4. ~ Development and fixer chemicals
  5. ~ Equipment for processing (LOMO tank etc)

What to wear:

  1. ~ Closed toe shoes
  2. ~ Regular clothing

Cost: $50 

Address: We are situated in archway 4 facing Jubilee Park Oval (near the Tramsheds food hall) in Glebe. We share the space with Big Fag Press, another artist run initiative you may be familiar with.

16mm Hand Processing Workshop, Sunday 27th MARCH 2022

February 12, 2022

A B&W film processing workshop on mixing dry chemicals to make a fixer and developer, as well as an introduction into shooting on a Bolex 16mm camera. The workshop will be held from 2 – 5pm on Sunday 27th of February. The event is limited to 15 people. Reserve your ticket here:

 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/bw-film-processing-workshop-tickets-267128868637

What we will do:

  • ~ Shoot some 16mm film on a Bolex
  • ~ Load a LOMO tank (similar to a Paterson tank but for Super 8, 8mm and 16mm film processing)
  • ~ Make up B&W developer and a fixer solution from our dry chemicals
  • ~ Develop the film we shoot on the day

Theory covered:

  1. ~ How the artist run lab Workshop for Potential Cinema works
  2. ~ Introduction to theory of processing B & W film negative

What is included:

  1. ~ 16mm film to shoot
  2. ~ Bolex camera (we will shoot as a group)
  3. ~ Light meter
  4. ~ Development and fixer chemicals
  5. ~ Equipment for processing (LOMO tank etc)

What to wear:

  1. ~ Closed toe shoes
  2. ~ Regular clothing

Cost: $50 

Address: We are situated in archway 4 facing Jubilee Park Oval (near the Tramsheds food hall) in Glebe. We share the space with Big Fag Press, another artist run initiative you may be familiar with.