In this two day workshop, participants will study the craft of producing black and white, silver gelatin emulsion by formulating, mixing and coating emulsion onto cellulose acetate and various other materials. Theories concerning emulsion chemistry and emulsion production will also be explored in this workshop, providing participants with a foundation to develop their own processes and methodologies.
Attending the Workshop:
This workshop is being produced in conjunction with Sight Unseen (Baltimore, Maryland) and will be occurring on July 12th & 13th between the hours of 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, EST. Sight Unseen policies concerning workshop fees, refunds, liability, etc. apply to this workshop.
Previous experience working with film is not required for attending the workshop, though some film processing experience is recommended — In any event, we will do everything possible to clarify questions that you may have before, during or after the workshop.
Additionally, participants are encouraged to bring in film negatives or positives for contact printing, or objects for photogramming.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I’ve never worked with motion picture film before. Will that limit my experience?
A: While previous experience with working with motion picture film is not required for attending this workshop, it is highly encouraged that one at least study basic black & white negative processing prior to the workshop. Regardless, we will do everything possible to clarify any questions that you may 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: Yes, in fact we encourage participants to bring some processed film for printing in the workshop and/or objects for photograming with.
Q: I would like to travel to attend the workshop, but I’m not certain if I can afford housing accommodations. Do you offer scholarship?
A: Unfortunately, we do not offer scholarship and because this workshop is taking place abroad, we do not have a pool of volunteers to draw from to help with accommodations. Our best suggestion would be to look into couch surfing.
Q: I missed the opportunity to attend this workshop. Will you be running it again?
A: If the demand exist, absolutely. Send us an email or message requesting it.