~ 16.12.2016
Masterclass Debrie Tipro


Instructors Franco Bosco and Rafael Marques from ANIM, from the laboratory of the Cinemateca Portugesa, with 7 members of Mire and LaborBerlin
This master class is dedicated to the beautiful and impressive machine housed in Mire’s lab, the Debrie Tipro printer.
This mechanical gem, manufactured in the 60’s by the French firm of André Debrie, is a step printer for black and white film. Its basic function is to print both 16mm copies from a 16mm original negative by contact or reduce a 35mm original to a 16mm format by an optical process.
In Mires’ lab, the Debrie Tipro has been so far used or lovingly « misused » in various ways (« creative » colour prints using filters –… Continue reading Masterclass Debrie Tipro

~ 15.12.2016
Initial Screening: the mechanics of copy


With Franco Bosco and Rafael Marques from ANIM, laboratory of the Cinemateca Portugesa.
This screening announces the public opening of the Debrie Contact Printer program.
As well as a resource for the Debrie Printer Master class students, this screening is a way to introduce the machine to a broader audience.
This screening will include a presentation of the Debrie Program Printer and a range of films exploring the creative opportunities opened up to the filmmakers by giving them access to coping machine.
– BUILDING UP AND DEMOLISHING THE STAR THEATRE Frederick S.… Continue reading Initial Screening: the mechanics of copy

~ 23.04.2017
Introduction Workshop Debrie contact printer


Open to everyone. Recommended but not essential filmmaking skills (hand processing, shooting, projecting)
Instructor: Carole Thibaud, filmmaker, active Mire member.
A workshop to discover the magnificent and impressive machine housed in Mire’s lab and discover the multiple creative possibilities offered by the contact printer.
The Debrie Tipro step printer can produce 16mm to 16 mm contact prints (with sound) or 35mm to 16mm optical prints (silent prints).
Workshop programme:

  • General presentation of the machine an its possibilities
  • Simple image print from black and white negative
  • Image+sound print from 16mm
  • a light-hearted approach : loop copies,

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