Learn how to process your own 16mm film using household ingredients such as coffee, washing powder and vitamin C. The workshop will cover the hand processing of B&W 16mm film, an introduction to the use of chemicals, loading the LOMO tank and film handling techniques.

‚ÄčWhen:  Sunday, 28th March, 2 – 5pm

What we will do:

  1. Shoot some 16mm film on a Bolex camera
  2. Load a LOMO tank (similar to a Paterson tank but for Super 8, 8mm and 16mm film processing)
  3. Make a Caffenol developer (non-toxic recipe of instant coffee, washing powder and Vitamin C) and a fixer solution from our dry chemicals store
  4. 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. Access to Bolex camera (we will shoot as a group)
  3. Use of light meter
  4. Development chemicals
  5. Use of equipment for processing (LOMO tank etc)

What to wear:

  1. Closed toe shoes
  2. Regular clothing

Cost: $50

Where: “Archies”, Archway 4, Jubilee Park Oval, Chapman Road, Glebe. 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.

Cost: $50

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