Included in this course are:
- 5 workshops
(Apr 2; Apr 15; Apr 30; May 14; May 28)
- 5 supervised analogue studio / lab sessions
(Apr 9; Apr 23; May 7; May 21; Jun 4)
- Up to 400' Kodak Tri-X Reversal B&W 16mm film; up to 300’ ORWO FP2 Print Film per participant
- Film processing chemistry for all film provided
Participants will be trained in:
- The basics of how to properly expose 16mm motion picture film with a Bolex camera in natural light using either a Sekonic or Luna light meter.
- How to safely hand process b/w camera film using a LOMO developing tank.
- How to use a Steenbeck for analog editing.
- How to use a JK optical printer for blow-ups, reductions and motion effects in addition to basic shot editing.
- How to digitally prepare a sound track and photograph a 16mm optical track using an Auricon camera.
- How to use a Bell and Howell C-Printer to create a married print with picture and optical sound.
As all these processes are required to create a 16mm married film print, participants are expected to participate in all workshops and follow through with their own independent project (either on film or digitally) to be completed at the end of the workshop series.
Use of Cineworks facilities and equipment will be available to participants outside of workshop hours to allow them to practice learned skills and apply them to their project.
Session 1 – Introduction to 16mm and shooting with a Bolex camera
- Materials / Supplies: 2 x Cineworks Bolex Camera, 2 x Sekonic OR Luna Light Meters, up to 400'Tri-X Reversal Film, (2) Demonstration rolls of 16mm camera film (old exposed but not processed camera film), a roll of properly exposed and processed 16mm film ready for projection, (5) Bolex manuals for reference.
- Session Objective: How to properly expose 16mm motion picture film with a Bolex camera in natural light using either a Sekonic or Luna light meter.
Session 2 – Hand Processing Methods & Techniques
- Materials / Supplies: B/W Processing Chemistry, (2) Lomo Development Tanks, Example of hand processed film to project, Protective processing gear: 5 X goggles, nitrile gloves, Examples: B/W Print processed as negative and reversal, Hand Processing hand-out with required chemistry and development times for reference; demonstration roll of unprocessed camera film for LOMO tank loading.
- Session Objective: How to safely hand process camera film using a LOMO developing tank (negative and reversal).
Session 3 – Post Production using a Steenbeck and JK Optical Printer
- Materials / Supplies: Participant’s processed film, Cineworks Steenbeck, (2) JK Optical Printers, 100' ORWO PF2 B-Wind on Daylight Spools, JK Manual for reference, HD Still Camera for JK Transfer, ND filters for JK Printer, A piece of processed print film with image for demonstration.
- Session Objective: How to use a Steenbeck for analog editing and use a JK optical printer for blow-ups, reductions and motion effects, editing, and HD digital transfer.
Session 4 – Preparing a soundtrack and creating a 16mm optical track
- Materials / Supplies: Participants finished or in-progress soundtrack on CD/USB, Laptop equipped with Audacity (Freeware), 100’ ORWO FP2 Print Film (on core), 5 SMPTE Countdown leaders, (3-5) 16mm Film Splicers, (3-5) Film Sync blocks, 16mm leader
- Session Objective: How to prepare a finished sound track and photograph a 16mm optical track using an Auricon camera.
Session 5 – Putting it all together: marrying image and sound
- Materials / Supplies: Finished picture roll (edited), Finished optical soundtrack roll, 16mm leader, (3-5) Sync blocks, 100' ORWO FP2 Print Film, C-Printer Manual with basic instructions on loading and setting light values, Hole punch
- Session Objective: How to use a Bell and Howell C-Printer to create a married print.