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November 2013

Cinematographe: Hand Cranked Cinema

November 20, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
Free

A workshop on photographing, printing and projecting 100 feet of 35mm motion picture film using nothing more than gears, buckets and apertures.

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February 2014

Handmade Emulsion

February 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - February 16, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
LaPete Labs, 369 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States
$45.00

Handmade Emulsion - An Abstract The process of handcrafting film emulsion is one that offers to the filmmaker an unprecedented degree of creative intervention and expressiveness that simply cannot be accomplished with commercial film stocks -- by making emulsion, the filmmaker is given the ability to manipulate its shape, alter its chemical properties, apply it to non-traditional bases and adjust it in countless additional ways to create a unique, photosensitive material. As such, the process manifests new forms of dialogue…

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The Mirror: Reshaping & Lighting Film Emulsion

February 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - February 23, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Handcranked Productions, 144 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
$45.00

Abstract In this two day workshop, we will be exploring the anatomy of a film strip through a variety of physical and chemical phenomenons that will reshape, destroy and sculpt the films emulsion. Techniques such as reticulation, bleach etching and mirror toning will all be covered and applied to previously processed strips of film, followed by their analysis and interpretation on an optical printer. Additionally, issues concerning both the aesthetic and practical application of these techniques will be addressed through…

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March 2014

Investigations I: Basic Silver Gelatin Emulsion Making

March 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - March 17, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
University of Colorado at Boulder, Macky Auditorium, Room 1B03C, 285 University Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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$10

Abstract Working with motion picture film today is both an intimidating prospect as well as an exciting one --  prior to this point in history, film was the product of a highly competitive industrial science which rapidly developed from the primal photographic processes of the late 18th century to the multi-layered, monopack films of meticulously engineered silver halide grains produced today. Despite this maturity, however, film was never anything more than a means-to-an-end for an industry which never really cared…

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April 2014

Photochemical Initiatives: The Artist Run Film Lab

April 8, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), 1300 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
Free
artist run film lab

Abstract In this six hour workshop, participants will be introduced to the theory & execution of the artist-run film lab, including their history, political climate and the logistics of their operations from the subjective standpoint of the facilitator. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience with several basic film lab procedures, such as printing and processing, as well as two advance techniques originating from the artist run film lab community, namely Ricardo Leite's eco-friendly photo formulary…

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KATAH-DIN

April 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Colorado at Boulder, Visual Arts Center, Room 1B20, 1125 18th Street #223
Boulder, CO 80309 United States
Free

Process Reversal is pleased to announce that fellow member Taylor Dunne will be premiering her new film, KATAH-DIN, at 7:00 PM on April 14th, 2014 at the University of Colorado at Boulder (Visual Arts Center, Room 1B20.) Following her film, she will also be presenting a rare 16mm archival print of H.P. Carver's 1930 feature The Silent Enemy, written by Douglas Burden and featuring performances by Buffalo-Child Lance and Molly Spotted Elk. KATAH-DIN Taylor Dunne, 2014, USA 16mm, 33 minutes The Silent…

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Photochemical Initiatives: The Artist Run Film Lab

April 17, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), 2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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Free
artist run film lab

Abstract In this six hour workshop, participants will be introduced to the theory & execution of the artist-run film lab, including their history, political climate and the logistics of their operations from the subjective standpoint of the facilitator. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience with several basic film lab procedures, such as printing and processing, as well as two advance techniques originating from the artist run film lab community, namely Ricardo Leite's eco-friendly photo formulary…

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July 2014

Handmade Emulsion

July 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - July 13, 2014 @ 11:00 pm
Current Space, 421 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
30.00 USD
Emulsion

Abstract: 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 &…

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September 2014

Frenkel Defects II

September 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ANALOGICA Ora/Auer, South Tyrol Italy
Free
Frenkel defects

Abstract: Frenkel Defects is a recurring, interstitial film series aimed at supporting contemporary filmmakers working in, and presenting on, motion picture film. In this second edition, works from North American artist and film labs will be primarily be featured... Program Details: 26 Pulse Wrought (Film for Rewinds) Vol. I: Windows for Recursive Triangulation - Andrew Busti “The first film in a series of coded letters. A film for illumination and inspection; exploring travel from east to west and from west…

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October 2014

Frenkel Defects II

October 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Filmkoop Wien, Wickenburggasse 15
Vienna, 1080 Austria
Free
Frenkel defects

Abstract: Frenkel Defects is a recurring, interstitial film series aimed at supporting contemporary filmmakers working in, and presenting on, motion picture film. In this second edition, works from North American artist and film labs will be primarily be featured... Program Details: 26 Pulse Wrought (Film for Rewinds) Vol. I: Windows for Recursive Triangulation - Andrew Busti “The first film in a series of coded letters. A film for illumination and inspection; exploring travel from east to west and from west…

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