Handmade Emulsion


Mothlight Microcinema is pleased to host, Kevin Rice of the Denver-based artist-run initiative, Process Reversal to lead a workshop in Emulsion Making and Coating for Motion Picture Film. This event is co-sponsored by Lawrence Technical University, to whom we are very grateful for the use of their darkroom.

While in no way a replacement for commercially produced film stocks, hand making and coating silver gelatin emulsions can lead to new and creative ways of forming cinematic images. In this two day workshop, participants will learn to exercise this technique by adopting various D-I-Y strategies to generate black & white emulsions for both in-camera photography and printing purposes. Along the way, theories concerning emulsion chemistry and production will also be discussed so that participants can expand upon them in their own work. Finally, the basic procedures for cinematography, photo-processing and contact printing (with a Bolex) will be demonstrated, forming a complete practical overview of the silver-gelatin process.

WHEN: October 3 and 4; 10am-6pm

NB: The workshop will consist of TWO eight-hour days of instruction. Please plan to attend both days.

WHERE: Lawrence Technical University, 21000 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075

Architecture Building Rm A121 Photography Lab (there will be signs) Campus map

Cost of the entire two-day workshop: TBD (around $30)

Due to limitations of space and supplies, please email: julia(dot)yezbick(at)gmail(dot)com if you are interested in attending this workshop. At that time we will send you more detailed instructions about where to go, how to pay, etc.

FILM INSTRUCTORS: Please encourage your students to attend! This is a great opportunity to get some hands-on instruction!

Kevin will also be presenting a program of films on October 6th at Trinosophes!

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