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Black & White Reversal

Black & White Reversal
September 13, 2012 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
University of Colorado, Boulder; Macky Auditorium
285 University Avenue
Boulder, CO 80309
Kevin Rice

Black & White Reversal

(Note: this film workshop has already occurred)

Black & White Reversal – An Abstract:

Previously a staple of the home-movie business, the black and white reversal process (i.e. the process of rendering a direct-to-positive image without the need of printing) has become an integral part of the independent lab movement, favoured for it’s ‘bare-bones’ approach to film making with the only equipment demands being a camera, bucket and projector.

Yet, the process itself is one of the most complex of all photo-chemical procedures. This is because it requires a dedication beyond the scope of chemicals, times and temperatures; instead, all forms of the films production, whether it be photography or projection, must be carried out with a strict precision to achieve an images of remarkable integrity. Even than, however, it is more of a process of faith; one whereby the film maker and the film strip become entwined and inseparable — each one, an allegory of the other…

In this workshop, we will be exploring this process through discussions, screenings and hand’s on collaborations.

Workshop Agenda:

The following concepts will be explored in this workshop.

  • Black and white reversal history & theory
  • Black and white reversal film stocks
  • Black and white reversal photography
  • Black and white reversal chemistry
  • Black and white reversal processing
[detailed agenda]

Attending the Workshop:

This workshop will be occurring on September 13th, 2012 at Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado, Boulder campus.

Due to the generous contributions of Sarah Biagini and Kevin Rice, this workshop will be free and open to the public, including the use of chemistry, film stock and film equipment. However, both space and resources are limited and therefore we can not guarantee that we will be able to facilitate all prospective participants. Therefore, it is in your best interest to contact us and reserve a space ahead of time.

There are no additional requirements for workshop attendance.

Selected Screenings:

  • Confessions [excerpt] (Kevin Rice, Super-8mm camera original)
  •  Various technical documentations

Further/ Suggested Readings:

Copies of these books will be provided during the workshop and can also be secured at various local libraries:

  • The Darkroom Cookbook (Steve Anchell)
  • The Film Developing Cookbook (Bill Troop & Steve Anchell)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I’ve never worked with motion picture film before. Will that limit my experience?

A: No, experience with motion picture film is not necessary when participating in this workshop and we will try and accommodate as many questions you have before, during or after the workshop.

Q: I have some film I would like to bring into the workshop to work with. Is this okay?

A: We may not have enough time for everyone to process a roll in the workshop, but you may stay and use the facilities after the workshop to process your film.

Q: I would like to travel to attend the workshop, but I’m not certain if I can afford housing accommodations. Do you provide scholarship?

A: No, but we do have a pool of volunteers that are willing to help people with accommodations; however, it’s advised that you contact us at least two weeks before the workshop in order to secure permissions.

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