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= Elements of Image Making: Alternative Optics, Processes & Techniques=
 
= Elements of Image Making: Alternative Optics, Processes & Techniques=
Elements of Image Making is a series of workshops investigating analogue film processes, structured around the open exchange of ideas, resources, and skills while focusing on teaching through facilitation.
 
  
Topics covered range from manipulations of found footage to new image generation using chemical, optical, and mechanical techniques. Our primary concern being the surface of film, we will treat it as a canvas. We will create and watch 16mm and super 8 films.
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Elements of Image Making is a monthly analogue film meet up/hang out/nerd out/freak out. We meet on Sundays at Noisebridge.  
  
Initially concerned with tactile manipulations, we will make direct animations by drawing, scratching, and painting directly onto film. By focusing on texture, pattern, and rhythm we will explore projected light, experience and perception. Future workshops will move into the darkroom exploring: photograms, hand processing, handmade emulsions and tinting/toning.
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== UPCOMING SERIES==
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NEXT WORKSHOP is June 23rd. In total layman's terms we will discuss the chemistry of Photography/Cinematography and discuss how you take make your own photosensitive emulsion!!!!
  
Additionally we will invoke whatever mischief we can think of; we might bury film, throw it into a volcano, launch it into the atmosphere, bake it, burn it or sail it to angel island.
 
  
Prior film knowledge is not required but attendees with previous experience are encouraged to contribute their knowledge and experience at any level they feel comfortable with.  
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We generally meet every three weeks.
  
==Starts Sunday August 26th and continues every 2nd and 4th Sunday==
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*Positive Thinking
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** 5/12 reversal developing & DIY dailies
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*Got My Ion You
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** 6/2 Solarization & Reticulation
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*Hand Made Emulsion
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** 6/23 Cyanotype & Silver
  
Participants are encouraged to bring any materials they think would be interesting to work with, including any aged film material or stock, but especially markers, paint, stamps, translucent objects or scratching elements, anything that may hold an interesting presence on film. All editing materials, projectors, and tools necessary will be provided.
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== Sunday April 13th ==
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4pm
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Building on what we've covered in previous weeks we will move past the negative and embrace the positive. We will discuss reversal processing and making positive prints.
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We will trouble shoot some DIY contact printing and hopefully print the negatives from previous weeks.
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==Sunday March 31st==
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4pm
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*Learn to use a bolex film camera!
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*Learn how to hand process film
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*Learn how to use a 16mm projector
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We will take a bolex to dolores park/wherever film some stuff and then come back to noise bridge and develop it. If all goes well and the film is dry we will visit our neighbors, Artist Television Access, and project the film.
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Hand Processing is back in 2013!!!!!!
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== RESULTS//==
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Examples of some of the things we have done thus far:
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[http://vimeo.com/60529904 Our first test!]
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[http://vimeo.com/61651848 Optical printing and more!!!]
  
===Material Provided===
 
*Inks, dyes and markers
 
*Scratching tools
 
*Some Markers / sharpies; multi-colors
 
*Salt
 
*Cyrstal dust. bug parts. tiny fish. reptile skin.
 
*Hole punches
 
*Letraset
 
*Stamps
 
*Sandpaper, brillo pad, steel wool
 
*Projectors and editing tools/supplies
 
===Facilitated by :===
 
* [http://esquizofilmia.wordpress.com/bio Eliane Lima]
 
* [http://www.ecstatic-erratic.com  Eric Stewart]
 
*Tod Green
 
  
 
==External Resources==
 
==External Resources==
 
*[http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Hill Helen Hill's] [http://www.angoleiro.com/cine_texts/recipes_for_disaster_hill.pdf Recipes for Disaster] is a zine featuring lots of filmmakers from N. America talking about various direct film techniques.  Super Awesome!
 
*[http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Hill Helen Hill's] [http://www.angoleiro.com/cine_texts/recipes_for_disaster_hill.pdf Recipes for Disaster] is a zine featuring lots of filmmakers from N. America talking about various direct film techniques.  Super Awesome!
*[http://www.handmadefilm.org/ Handmade Film Institute] Situated outside of Boulder Co, hosts classes, workshops and retreats in DIY filmmaking, also features a plethora of technical info on darkroom chemistry.
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* [http://www.philiphoffman.ca/filmfarm/ Film Farm] Canadian independent imaging retreat operating for 20+ years.
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*[http://handmadecinema.com/ HandmadeCinema.com] Interactive concept map about the history, theory and techniques of handmade film.
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*[http://www.handmadefilm.org/ Handmade Film Institute] Situated outside of Boulder Co, hosts classes, workshops and retreats in handmade film processes, also features a plethora of technical info on darkroom chemistry.
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*[http://www.delicious.com/jihalprin delicious.com/jihalprin] List of resources/articles about DIY cinematography; light meter use, optics, sound recording, processing....
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*[http://scratchatopia.tumblr.com/ Scratchatopia] Montreal based filmmaker Steven Woloshen's Tumblr. Links/articles/awesome!
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*[http://www.kenpaulrosenthal.com/antidote.htm Antidote for a Virtual World] by [http://www.kenpaulrosenthal.com Ken Paul Rosenthal] Comprehensive guide to hand processing reversal film.
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Elements of Image Making: Alternative Optics, Processes & Techniques

Elements of Image Making is a monthly analogue film meet up/hang out/nerd out/freak out. We meet on Sundays at Noisebridge.

UPCOMING SERIES

NEXT WORKSHOP is June 23rd. In total layman's terms we will discuss the chemistry of Photography/Cinematography and discuss how you take make your own photosensitive emulsion!!!!


We generally meet every three weeks.

  • Positive Thinking
    • 5/12 reversal developing & DIY dailies
  • Got My Ion You
    • 6/2 Solarization & Reticulation
  • Hand Made Emulsion
    • 6/23 Cyanotype & Silver

Sunday April 13th

4pm

Building on what we've covered in previous weeks we will move past the negative and embrace the positive. We will discuss reversal processing and making positive prints.

We will trouble shoot some DIY contact printing and hopefully print the negatives from previous weeks.

Sunday March 31st

4pm

  • Learn to use a bolex film camera!
  • Learn how to hand process film
  • Learn how to use a 16mm projector

We will take a bolex to dolores park/wherever film some stuff and then come back to noise bridge and develop it. If all goes well and the film is dry we will visit our neighbors, Artist Television Access, and project the film.


Hand Processing is back in 2013!!!!!!

RESULTS//

Examples of some of the things we have done thus far:

Our first test!

Optical printing and more!!!


External Resources

  • Helen Hill's Recipes for Disaster is a zine featuring lots of filmmakers from N. America talking about various direct film techniques. Super Awesome!
  • Film Farm Canadian independent imaging retreat operating for 20+ years.
  • HandmadeCinema.com Interactive concept map about the history, theory and techniques of handmade film.
  • Handmade Film Institute Situated outside of Boulder Co, hosts classes, workshops and retreats in handmade film processes, also features a plethora of technical info on darkroom chemistry.
  • delicious.com/jihalprin List of resources/articles about DIY cinematography; light meter use, optics, sound recording, processing....
  • Scratchatopia Montreal based filmmaker Steven Woloshen's Tumblr. Links/articles/awesome!
  • Antidote for a Virtual World by Ken Paul Rosenthal Comprehensive guide to hand processing reversal film.
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