One Off Monoflex Experimental 16mm film Masterclass at The Darkroom by Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie
1 day Weekend course / Visiting Tutorswor: Australian experimental filmmakers Richard Tuohy & Dianna Barrie / Max. 12 per class
This course is a one-off opportunity to work with well known experimental filmmakers and artist from Australia Richard Tuohy & Dianna Barrie
A hands-on 16mm filmmaking workshop involving their Monoflex black & white processing technique. Learn the experimental filmmakers 16mm cameras of choice – the Bolex and the Krasnogorsk K3. Processing your film using Richard & Dianna’s Monoflex experimental processing technique.
You will go through the cameras, light meters and the features and foibles of DIY 16mm shooting, as well as learn the experimental techniques like matting, multiple exposing and single frame etc.. Then using the LOMO 16mm/super 8 film processing tanks. You will develop your black and white film and dry them over lunch.
You will be using the Monoflex technique. Working on lengths of a film about 4 foot or so long, we will apply tape or glue or sticky paper or nail polish or other resist material to these strips, thereby selectively protecting parts of the films from the chemistry.
These prepared strips will then be bathed in more chemistry starting with bleach then clearing bath, developer, and fixer. to selectively complete the reversal process. Remove the resist material and presto – Monoflex – selective positive and negative processing, on the same piece of film.
A great thing about this process is that you will get an intimate understanding of how black and white chemistry works. Aside from the first time we develop the film, all the remaining processing steps will take place in full light in front of your eyes. we will then go through splicing and projecting (and perhaps performing with a projector) these are essential skills for DIY experimental filmmaking.
No prior film experience is necessary.
Course Dates: 18th November
Time: Saturday 10.30-19.30
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