POSTPONED Printing in a Bolex with Amanda Thomson

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**POSTPONED - DATE YET TO BE DETERMINED**

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**POSTPONED - DATE YET TO BE DETERMINED** Out of an abundance of caution, Cineworks is postponing this workshop to mitigate risks associated with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This workshop will be rescheduled for a later date which is yet to be determined. Ticket holders can either request a refund or use their ticket for the rescheduled workshop. For more details, please contact admin@cineworks.ca.

The ability to make prints is a fundamental part of working with film that is often glossed over in handmade film practices. It allows one to turn a negative image into a positive one while keeping camera originals safe from the wear and tear of running through a projector. Making a print also eliminates the need for the bleach used in reversal processing.

Traditional printing methods can be complex and intimidating, whereas using a Bolex provides an approachable and portable way of printing film. It can also open the possibility of double exposure, by allowing one to shoot an image while creating the print.

This workshop will cover these concepts as well as the basics of winding film, loading a Bolex, and bucket processing. Participants will leave with a hand-processed 50 foot film print.

Participants are invited to bring their own 16mm black + white film to make a print from. This film should not be longer than 50 feet (half of a daylight spool) otherwise it will need to be cut down. If the original is a negative, the workshop will result in a positive print. If the source is a positive the outcome with be a negative print. If participants do not have black + white film to print, found footage will be provided.

Coming into this workshop, participants should already feel comfortable handling motion picture film. Though it is not necessary, it would be helpful to have experience loading a Bolex camera and hand processing film. Note that some of the workshop will happen in complete darkness.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch!

Instructor Bio:

Amanda Thomson is a film maker, presenter and facilitator who was born, raised and currently lives in the unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, commonly known as Vancouver BC. She is drawn to film by its tactile qualities and by its shifting nature in grain and cultural significance. She studied Film Video and Integrated Media at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design receiving a Bachelor of Media Arts in 2009. In 2014 she helped form the Iris Film Collective who have a field house residency through the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

Her films have screened in festivals, on beaches and everywhere in between including at the Space Centre in Vancouver, Antimatter in Victoria, CROSSROADS at the San Francisco Cinematheque, as part of the Avant Guard Film Week at Yale University and in the Contre Courant Festival & Symposium in Montreal.

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Our Annex is located on the ground floor of the Ironworks building located at 235 Alexander St. There is a slight sloping gravel driveway leading to the ground floor entrance. A single stall washroom is available on the ground floor. If you have any questions about accessibility at this venue, or if you may require assistance please reach out to us at admin@cineworks.ca

Cineworks pays respect to the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations on whose unceded traditional territories our organization and our work is based. We are committed to dialogue and collaboration with Indigenous artists and communities, amid ongoing social, cultural and environmental effects of colonialism and globalization, as part of our mandate to engage and support independent filmmakers, media artists and audiences through the transformative powers of the moving image.

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