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Saturday, Sept 26th, 2015 / 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Previous processing experience is recommended, but not necessary.

Registration Fee: $60 WFG Members / $90 Non-Members

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This 16mm workshop will take the participants step by step through new photo-chemical technique which allows selectively controlled negative and positive colour and black and white images on the same strip of film. What’s more, the technique allows us to make these selection decisions in full light with the images visible right there in front of you. You can have areas of black, areas of clear, colour negative areas, colour positive areas and glorious black and white images all within a single frame of ordinary camera captured image. We then get to watch the colour chemistry working its magic—again, in full light. The workshop begins with a freshly made colour print of colour negative material. But instead of processing this print in the normal ECP process, we will be undertaking our novel processing sequence that will produce an odd looking positive black and white image on the film. We will then select various areas on that print that we want to end up as positive colour, negative colour, leave black and white or process as black or clear film. Those areas will be selectively covered with special chemical blocking tape. Then the film will be selectively bathed in an assortment of colour chemistry before removing the tape and bathing in more chemistry. As well as engaging with a great new experimental film technique, this workshop is a great opportunity to learn in detail how colour film works.

Check out an example of process on below:

Please let know if you have film that you would like to use as a sample. If not, we will supply a sample roll for you to manipulate.

About the Instructor:

Richard Tuohy is one of the most active experimental film artists currently working on celluloid in Australia. His film ‘Iron-Wood’ won first prize (ex aequo) at ‘Abstracta 2009’ experimental film festival in Rome. He runs Nanolab in Australia – the specialist small gauge film processing laboratory. He actively encourages other artists to work with cine film through his Artist Film Workshop initiative (see He is also a founding director of the Australian International Experimental Film Festival.