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April 28, 2018

A 16mm colour contact printer workshop at WPC  by Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie

“A 16mm contact printer is a great thing to have. It’s a very powerful piece of film-making equipment and is an essential part of the apparatus of cinema. And Sydney’s new Workshop for Potential Cinema has one! Traditionally, the contact printer was designed to do one thing: make near perfect duplicates relatively quickly. If you have access to one, however, there is much more that can be done with these machines than just simple duplication. It’s possible to use them for compositing images and other improvisatory image manipulations. In this workshop we will explore the basic operation of the contact printer in colour printing onto Kodak 3383 16mm colour print stock… And then we will get into some of the serious game playing that’s possible with a simple colour contact printer”.

When: Saturday 28th April, 2018, 10.30am – 6pm

Where: “Archies”, Archway 4, Jubilee Park Oval, Chapman Road (see contact page for more detail)

Cost: $60.

DIY B&W 16mm Hand Processing Workshop*

April 7, 2018

Learn how to process your own 16mm film. The workshop will cover the hand processing of B&W 16mm film including the use of chemicals, loading the LOMO tank, B&W negative & reversal processing, drying your film and projecting.

When:  Saturday 7th April, 2018, 2 – 5pm

Where: “Archies”, Archway 4, Jubilee Park Oval, Chapman Road (see contact page for more detail)

Cost:    $30.

A second workshop has now been added for:

Saturday 12th May, 2 – 5pm

Update: Both workshops are now booked out. More coming soon

To book your place email: info@workshopforpotentialcinema.org

* This is also the introduction workshop for those wishing to become members of WPC

Introduction to shooting on 16mm workshop

September 16, 2017

Learn how to use the iconic Bolex camera and shoot on 16mm film. The workshop taught by Peter Humble from Workshop for Potential Cinema 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.

2 Sessions:

12:00 PM SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

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02:00 PM SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

Factory Theatre – Sydney Underground Film Festival

16mm Laser Printing Workshop

September 16, 2017

The ultimate DIY 16mm filmmaking workshop! Learn how to use a domestic printer to make films on 16mm. Peter Humble from Workshop for Potential Cinema will take us through his 16mm laser printing technique, adapted from film artist Roger Beebe. Using clear 16mm film stock we will feed it through a printer and onto the 16mm film. Please bring a laptop with photoshop installed & one or more moving image video files..

4:00 PM SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

Factory Theatre – Sydney Underground Film Festival

16MM FILMMAKING WORKSHOP PROGRAM: Filming & Processing 16mm

April 19, 2017

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

16MM FILMMAKING WORKSHOP PROGRAM 2017:
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.

Ticketshttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/16mm-filmmaking-workshop-program-filming-processing-16mm-tickets-33683407980

Complimentary SNACKS + DRINKS provided by SUFF at each workshop.

THIS WORKSHOP PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE FROM FUNDING FROM INNER WEST COUNCIL.
http://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/

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: https://www.facebook.com/SUFFfilmfest

Chromaflex – Experimental Colour Film Workshop

September 18, 2016

Sydney College of the Arts & Workshop for Potential Cinema presents visiting filmmaker Richard Tuohy in a unique hands on workshop. This all day workshop will be a crash course in working with16mm film and experimental dark room techniques to explore a new photo-chemical approach, ‘Chromaflex’, which allows colour and black and white images on the same strip of film.

This technique can generate areas of colour negative, colour positive, black and white, as well as areas of clear or black all on the one strip of film or indeed within the one frame.

The Chromaflex workshop is suitable for film novices however, it is equally engaging for advanced experimental film practitioners.

When: Sunday, 18th September, 2016

Where: Sydney College of the Arts – Kirkbride Way, Lilyfield

Cost: $50 ($25 concession)

Bookings: https://sydney.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/V9U/tran

Workshop for Potential Cinema Performance Space Launch

October 28, 2015

LIVEWORKS 28th October, 2015

Participate in the launch of a new artist run initiative dedicated to promote the curious charms of analogue cinema.

Workshop for Potential Cinema fosters and promotes a DIY approach to 8mm and 16mm filmmaking. In this inaugural workshop participants will take part in hand processing Super 8 film and find out more on how to move forward with analogue processes.

workshopforpotentialcinema.org