WORKSHOP: Interventions in Black and White Reversal
October 21, 2014 (Tue) - 5:00pm, LaPete Labs

Australian filmmakers and co-proprieters of nano lab, Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie, will be joining us to offer the following workshop:


This technique, developed by Richard and Dianna, involves partially developing black and white reversal camera or print stocks, and then, working in full light, applying 'resist' materials to select parts of the film. The film then undergoes a second development in which the masked parts remain negative while the rest becomes positive.  While exploring a wonderful experimental technique, participants will also come away with a thorough and very practical understanding of how photographic chemistry does its magic on film.

While this technique can be applied to color film, for the sake of simplicity (and safety) we will be working with black and white material only in this workshop. We recommend bringing a single roll of shot but undeveloped b&w film (16mm or Super-8) to experiment with. We will not have to shoot film during the workshop. If you don't have access to a camera, please let us know beforehand and we may be able to provide you with one.

Due to finite space and equipment, we are limiting participation to 12 people. Please use the PayPal link below to reserve your space. The costs will go toward covering materials and paying the instructors. If you are in a position where you want to take the workshop but cannot afford the set price, please use form on our contact page.

An example of the technique can be seen here:

Also, be sure to check out Richard Tuohy's own films at MassArt Film Society on the following day.