Creation workshop in 16mm


Workshop of exploration and experimentation in 16mm where the participants will learn to use a bolex camera, to film from a collective exercise of filming, to reveal by hand the film in process of developing reversible black and white, and to see the results projected in its original format. The aim is to master the different devices of this analog format with a special focus on developing as a creative process.

In cinematographic creation, all processes are controlled by filmmakers with the exception of film development, thus deactivating the possibility of experimenting with the aesthetic qualities of the analog format. The techniques of handcrafted developing allow the exploration around the response of light and its (d)effects at the moment of the “film alchemy”, thus narrowing the intimate relationship that the filmmaker maintains with the film.

This workshop proposes the making of a collective film filmed with a 16mm camera, to then put into practice various developing processes: negative development, reversible-invertible development and other experimental methods.

There will be a first theoretical session on analogue and experimental cinema, as well as a practical and technical introduction. Afterwards, a shoot will be made using different 16mm filming techniques such as fades, chains, overprints, changing filming speeds. To later develop the films with different processing techniques.

1-Introduction to the development of 16mm black and white film.
Necessary materials.
Emulsions and films.
The processes of the emulsion. Filming, developing, projection.
Chemicals vs. Natural Products.
The preparation of chemicals.

2-Filming in 16mm.
The 16mm film camera.
Loading the chassis and films.
Exercise of filming.

3-Reveling. Basic processes.
Revealed Negative.
Reversible Revealed.
Revealed experimental, solarized, crossed…

4.- Final projection

Observations: The workshop will provide all the materials and devices necessary for filming, developing and projecting the final result.

Duration: 12 h
Dates: Friday, November 2 from 16 to 20 h | Saturday. 3 November from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Free admission
Place: Hangar (Carrer Emilia Coranty, 16. 08018 Barcelona)

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