Mon 27 Jun '16 - Rehearsal / Residency

REMI: handmade emulsion primitive colour Seminar


A number of filmmakers worldwide have the distinction of making their own emulsion to create their films. The Seminar Handmade Emulsion Primitive Colour will consist of a week of research during which participants will exchange knowledge, conduct practical experiments and test new formulas in order to take significant steps in this research.

Although not a replacement for commercially produced film stocks, hand crafting and coating silver gelatine emulsions can lead to new and creative ways of forming cinematic images. The process of handmade film emulsion is one that offers the filmmaker an unprecedented degree of creative intervention and expressiveness that simply cannot be accomplished with commercial film stocks. By making his own emulsion, the filmmaker is given the ability to manipulate its shape, alter its chemical properties, apply non-traditional bases and adjust it in countless ways to create a unique photosensitive material. As such, the process manifests new forms of dialogue within filmic production, many of which are still waiting to be explored.

Participants: Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez (LaborBerlin, DE), Robert Schaller (Handmade Film Institute, USA) , Josh Lewis (Negativland, USA), Kevin Rice (Process Reversal, USA), Alex MacKenzie (Iris Film Collective, CAN), Lindsay McIntyre (CAN), Chloe Reyes (Echo Park Film Center, USA) and Esther Urlus (WORM.Filmwerkplaats, NL)