04.01.16
~ 06.01.2016
The projector as instrument by Floris Vanhoof

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An immediate form of image and sound creation, playing with the possibilities of film projectors, taking advantage of the mechanics of machines in film performances, discovering what you can do when you have several film projectors running together.
Multi-projector performances allow artist-filmmakers the possibilities to expand their world of light-pictorial techniques. With customised 16mm projectors, the conventional tools become personal instruments used to transform loops of pure black-and-white frames into an immersive perceptual phenomenon.
Stroboscopic, abstract forms pulsing on the screen, slowly transform as additional, overlapping projectors create strange halos, odd 3D expansion and contraction. As more projectors are added,… Continue reading The projector as instrument by Floris Vanhoof

20.02.16
~ 21.02.2016
The projector as instrument by Floris Vanhoof

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An immediate form of image and sound creation, playing with the possibilities of film projectors, taking advantage of the mechanics of machines in film performances, discovering what you can do when you have several film projectors running together.
Multi-projector performances allow artist-filmmakers the possibilities to expand their world of light-pictorial techniques. With customised 16mm projectors, the conventional tools become personal instruments used to transform loops of pure black-and-white frames into an immersive perceptual phenomenon.
Stroboscopic, abstract forms pulsing on the screen, slowly transform as additional, overlapping projectors create strange halos, odd 3D expansion and contraction. As more projectors are added,… Continue reading The projector as instrument by Floris Vanhoof

16.05.16
~ 17.05.2016
The projector as instrument by Floris Vanhoof

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An immediate form of image and sound creation, playing with the possibilities of film projectors, taking advantage of the mechanics of the machines in film performances, discovering what you can do when you have several film projectors running together.

Multi-projector performances allow artist-filmmakers the possibilities to expand their world of light-pictorial techniques. With customised 16mm projectors, the conventional tools become personalised instruments used to transform loops of pure black-and-white frames into an immersive perceptual phenomenon.
Stroboscopic, abstract forms pulsing on screen, slowly transform as additional, overlapping projectors create strange halos, odd 3D expansions and contractions. As more projectors are added,… Continue reading The projector as instrument by Floris Vanhoof

03.06.16
~ 04.06.2016
Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

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Following Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass LaborBerlin announces its Crass Animation Stand follow-up workshop. In this workshop participants will have the chance to learn the wide array of filmmaking tools that the animation stand offers. Taught by LaborBerlin members present at the masterclass the workshop is intended for beginners with little to no experience with the equipment.
They will learn: how to load the camera, the basic operation of the camera and controls, simple animation techniques, double exposures, fades, rear projection as well as develop and print tests.
The workshop is open to anyone. Spaces are limited so please register in advance.… Continue reading Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

02.07.16
~ 03.07.2016
Workshop: Handmade Emulsion – by Lindsay McIntyre

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The alchemical nature of moving images will be explored in this immersive workshop on handmade emulsion. In this 2­ day workshop, experience a taste of 19th century darkroom magic and create an B&W silver gelatin emulsion on 16mm film. Handmade emulsions have a distinct and wonderful look to them that cannot be duplicated by other means and provide a wonderful basis for nearly endless experimentation.
An intensive introduction into the dark arts of home­brewed film emulsion will give participants the necessary theory and tools to formulate their own black and white film emulsion and begin to explore a variety of options for coating the emulsion onto 16mm film.… Continue reading Workshop: Handmade Emulsion – by Lindsay McIntyre

19.11.16
~ 20.11.2016
Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

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Following Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass LaborBerlin announces its Crass Animation Stand follow-up workshop. In this workshop participants will have the chance to learn the wide array of filmmaking tools that the animation stand offers. Taught by LaborBerlin members present at the masterclass the workshop is intended for beginners with little to no experience with the equipment.
They will learn: how to load the camera, the basic operation of the camera and controls, simple animation techniques, double exposures, fades, rear projection as well as develop and print tests.
The workshop is open to anyone. Spaces are limited so please register in advance.… Continue reading Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

10.12.16
~ 11.12.2016
Strategies to Structural Film – workshop by Johann Lurf

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2-day workshop with filmmaker Johann Lurf at WORM.Filmwerkplaats
Day One: Space
The workshop will present historical and recent film examples on how to approach space with the means of the moving image. These will be explained in their structural approach and also technical methods (for example optical printing and contact printing). Mathematical patterns and editing structures. Maps and their different perspectives as a guide. Camera positions and the moving camera. Three dimensional film making, and collection of visual knowledge.
Day Two: Found Footage

Existing moving imagery and its artistic use.
Concerns of aspect ratios and sound formats –… Continue reading Strategies to Structural Film – workshop by Johann Lurf

09.02.17
~ 10.02.2017
Introduction workshop Debrie contact printer

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Open to a group of local art students (from ESBANM)
Instructor: Aurélie Percevault,  filmmaker,  Mire staff 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, superimpositions,

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22.04.17
~ 23.04.2017
Introduction Workshop Debrie contact printer

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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,

Continue reading Introduction Workshop Debrie contact printer

27.05.17
~ 28.05.2017
Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

@LaborBerlin - June 2016

Following Lutz Garmsen’s Crass Masterclass LaborBerlin announces its Crass Animation Stand follow-up workshop. In this workshop participants will have the chance to learn the wide array of filmmaking tools that the animation stand offers. Taught by Olaf Saeger the workshop is intended for beginners with little to no experience with the equipment.
They will learn: how to load the camera, the basic operation of the camera and controls, simple animation techniques, double exposures, fades, rear projection as well as develop and print tests.
The workshop is open to anyone. Spaces are limited so please register in advance.… Continue reading Introduction workshop – Crass Animation Stand

03.06.17
~ 04.06.2017
Workshop tour – Alternative Emulsions by Esther Urlus

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A hands-on workshop that concentrates on two distinct Alternative Emulsion processes; Cyanotype, an iron emulsion process that produces a striking Prussian Blue image and Van Dyke Brown, an iron/silver emulsion that produces a beautiful and painterly sepia coloured image.… Continue reading Workshop tour – Alternative Emulsions by Esther Urlus

16.06.17
Oxberry Optical Printer | Workshop

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A hands-on introduction workshop on the Oxberry Optical Printer.
How to work with optical printing and create special effects on 16mm and 35mm film?
In this workshop participants will learn how to operate the machine: how to load the projectors and camera, operation of the controls, bi-packing, matte printing, double exposures, making blow-ups en re-photographing (found) footage.
The workshop is lead by Jan Scholten, analog restorer at EYE Institute Amsterdam, and with his former company Image Creations for almost forty years the Dutch specialist in analog special effects made on optical printers and rostrum cameras. Amongst other films, he has made the analog opticals for Prospero’s Books (1991) a film by Peter Greenaway.… Continue reading Oxberry Optical Printer | Workshop

23.09.17
~ 24.09.2017
Workshop tour – Alternative Emulsions by Esther Urlus

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A hands-on workshop that concentrates on two distinct Alternative Emulsion processes; Cyanotype, an iron emulsion process that produces a striking Prussian Blue image and Van Dyke Brown, an iron/silver emulsion that produces a beautiful and painterly sepia coloured image.
An intensive introduction into the alchemical nature of moving images showing a variety onto alternative, light sensitive, emulsions. We will explore the arts of home­brewed film emulsions and explore a variety of options for coating the emulsion onto 16mm film. A basic chemistry lesson will be provided to introduce the essential make-­up of these emulsions, followed by the creation of the emulsion in a darkroom.… Continue reading Workshop tour – Alternative Emulsions by Esther Urlus

13.10.17
~ 15.10.2017
Workshop tour – Knowing what to do, knowing how to do it ! – Contact Printing in COLOR

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The Filmwerkplaats will host a “Contact Printing in COLOR ” workshop led by the film industry expert Paolo Bernardini. Paolo is a lab technician from the official photochemical film restoration lab connected to the Cinemateca Portuguesa. He will share all his knowledge about the color printing process, hands-on in our Filmwerkplaats lab.
Understanding the correct Lab process in printing offers both a means to create color correct screening copies, or a means to use printing techniques to create an experimental result.
The workshop covers:
How to make a professional lab quality color print.
How to use lady strips and a densitometer to support the proper printing process.… Continue reading Workshop tour – Knowing what to do, knowing how to do it ! – Contact Printing in COLOR

24.10.17
~ 25.10.2017
Workshop tour – Knowing what to do, knowing how to do it ! – Sensitometry, densitometry: a bit of theory, but not too much !

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Bringing his experience working day to day at the artist run film lab, L’abominable in Paris, Nicolas Rey will be joining us at LaborBerlin to help us develop an adequate film processing workflow. With Nicolas, we will learn how to expose control strips with a sensitometer and evaluate them with a densitometer. By using these devices in combination with our processing machines we hope to achieve consistent developing results in black and white and color.… Continue reading Workshop tour – Knowing what to do, knowing how to do it ! – Sensitometry, densitometry: a bit of theory, but not too much !

04.11.17
~ 05.11.2017
Workshop tour – Knowing what to do, knowing how to do it! – Sensitometry, densitometry: a bit of theory, but not too much !

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Sensitometry and Densitometry: a bit of theory but not too much!
Discover the fundamental principles that will allow you to explore the inherent properties of B&W emulsions and processes.
A 16 mm workshop where you can explore theoretical elements, issued from science and the skills the use of sensitometry and densitometry.
“Sensitometry is the scientific study of light-sensitive materials” Wikipédia
“Densitometry is the quantitative measurement of optical density in light-sensitive materials, such as photographic paper or photographic film, due to exposure to light. Optical density is a result of the darkness of a developed picture and can be expressed absolutely as the number of dark spots (i.e.,… Continue reading Workshop tour – Knowing what to do, knowing how to do it! – Sensitometry, densitometry: a bit of theory, but not too much !