Darkroom

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Currently this page is being used to organize the build out and creation of the dark room. Eventually it'll be used to talk about happenings in the dark room.

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About

The darkroom is under construction at 2169. It is located on the east side in between the emergency exit and the bathrooms. This room may also be used for silk screening.

If you want to participate in discussion, please hit up our mailing list.

Plan

Sort of in order of what needs to be done.

  • Build walls
  • Paint exterior
  • Ceiling
  • Electrical
    • Run conduit and boxes
    • Lighting
    • Wire
    • Vent switch
  • Plumbing
    • Run pipes along walls & put in drain (Scott - tentative completion next week)
    • Acquire and hook up sink
  • Ventilation (Ben and Kelly)
    • Acquire and install >150cfm fan
      • light seal strategy?
      • form factor considerations (fits between joists or mounts on roof)
    • Intake vent (no fan)
    • Vent out to bathroom or skylight
      • wait for bathroom ceiling
      • use 4x12 or 4x10 square duct (or whatever's cheapest)
  • Door - Kelly
    • Acquire or build doorjamb
    • Acquire hinges
    • Light sealing
      • Light tight curtain or maze
      • Molding
      • bottom skirt
      • weather sealing?
  • Paint interior (Peter)
  • Shelving and tables
    • Bins for storage
    • Some sort of filing cabinet for paper
    • A small fridge

Donations

Funds

These are currently pledged funds.

  • $50 - Andy
  • $50 - Rubin
  • $100 - dpc
  • $177 - Joachim *paid* ceiling/fan materials
  • $50 - Dan Garcia
  • $50 - Mitch
  • $75 - Kelly
  • $50 - Shålaco
  • $100 - alexander

Equipment

  • Developing Stuff
    • Light tight drums, plastic
    • Reels, plastic
    • Chemicals (not yet inventoried)
    • Film washer
    • 2 clotheslines
    • 2 development clock timers
    • lots of graduated cylinders and measuring cups
    • several thermometers
    • Many, many funnels
  • Negative processing
    • Negative dryer
    • 2 lightboxes
    • paper cutter
    • SCSI film scanner
    • USB film scanner (- cartridge)
    • Archival sleeves
    • dust blower & wipes
  • Printing stuff
    • Omega BW enlarger
    • Beseler BW enlarger
    • Beseler Color enlarger
    • Digital Enlarger Timer
    • Dial Enlarger Timer
    • shit-tons of paper. Not inventoried.
    • 2 metal 8x10 easels
    • 1 wood 8x10 easel
    • 3 11x14 easels
    • 2 Grain focusers
    • squeegees
    • several tongs
    • lots of 8x10 trays
    • 3 11x14 trays
  • Film
    • bulk loader, loaded w/ BW? (we'll know soon)
    • bulk loader, empty
    • bulk loader, loaded w/ Joachim's Fomapan 100, at Kelly's house (we'll bring that back soon I swear!)
  • Cameras
    • Digital film camera (missing!)
    • Canon scanner camera
    • Samurai 1/2 frame digital 35mm SLR
    • Hacked visblock D70
    • Polaroid 250 Rangefinder
    • Polaroid 180 filter kit
    • Speed Graphic 620 Polaroid camera + extra lens and filters
    • Cardboard pinhole camera
  • Misc Chem / Optics
    • digital scale
    • 2 heat lamps
  • Furniture/infrastructure
    • Sink w/ 2 wells
    • Water Temp controller
    • 2 water filters (unclear on purpose)
    • hugemongous fan
    • several options for intake vents
    • 2 enlarger tables
    • base cabinet for sink
    • 2 wood shelves
    • 2 safelights

We Need

  • Cartridge for Minolta film scanner
  • film frames for enlarger (make?)
  • print washer
  • Print squeegeeing surface
  • Color print developer (also, a hasselblads, kthx) oh and a SCSI card! fr rls!
  • contact print frames?
  • UV lights
  • conductive glass / ITO/FTO
  • Sump box and pump for drain & chems
  • Chemwaste jug for fixer
  • primer
  • flat black paint

Learning

Once the space is set up, I will teach classes on film development, printing, and general darkroom use. I will also be available to help out on a one-on-one basis with anyone who would like to learn.

Expressions of Interest

please add your name here if you're interested in attending a workshop.

Meetings

We have meetings!

Agenda and meeting notes...

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