Sydney Underground Film Festival, Workshop for Potential Cinema, Sydney College of the Arts and Inner West Council presents:

Filming and Processing 16mm Film

The first two workshops on Wed 19th and Wed 26th April (note: repeat workshops on Wed 3rd & Wed 10th May) will introduce the practice of DIY 16mm filmmaking from shooting to processing our own B&W film.

Workshop One: This workshop will cover using the (Bolex) camera including camera loading, exposure, continuous and variable speed shooting, time lapse & time exposure, lenses, film sensitivity, light metering, film speed ISO/ASA/DIN. The group will shoot 2 rolls of 16mm film ready for processing in Part 2.

Workshop Two: This workshop will cover the hand processing of 16mm film including the use of chemicals, loading the LOMO tank, the B&W negative & reversal processing, drying your film and projecting.

The possibility of full control over the filmmaking process, among other things, has in recent years motivated the birth of independent laboratories, self-managed by artists and filmmakers, all over the world. Workshop for Potential Cinema joins in this tradition and welcomes artists, filmmakers, students or anyone interested in audiovisual creation, in materiality of film and artisanal processes of creation and cinematic experimentation.

Instructor: Peter Humble

Workshop Dates:
• Wednesday 19th April 5pm (Camera/Filming Workshop One)
• Wednesday 26th April 5pm (Hand-processing Workshop Two)
• Wednesday 3rd May 5pm (Camera/Filming Workshop One)
• Wednesday 10th May 5pm (Hand-processing Workshop Two)

Location: Sydney College of the Arts MEET AT THE SCA CAFE 5pm SHARP

Time: 5pm – 9pm (limited to 15 participants each class.)

Cost: $20/ $10 concession per workshop (+ a small booking fee for using Eventbrite). Note: you can just do Workshop One or Two or both – whatever takes your fancy.


Complimentary SNACKS + DRINKS provided by SUFF at each workshop.


Note: There will also be a SYDNEY UNDERGROUND SECRET CINEMA event on MAY 17th where the 16mm works that were made during the workshops will be screened. There will also be a SHOW & TELL opportunity for people to screen their own 16mm works and of course, a secret 16mm film to be screened. Plus complimentary food and drinks, music and performance! Make sure you keep Wednesday 17th May free and like our FACEBOOK page to be kept up to date: