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In this symposium we have discussed and showed the state-of-the-art on handmade emulsion and primitive colour and the current situation of motion picture film as a tool for artist-filmmakers. Experts on early colour systems and processes have referred to what filmmakers can learn, and take benefit of, from the pioneers in this field.
Its focus centred on the scientific and artistic research of the forgotten, abandoned and unexplored areas of the photochemical processes used in early colour films. By researching into early cinema publications and documents, contemporary filmmakers were able to discover a wide range of processes that have been abandoned in their primitive stages of development, perhaps waiting to be further explored. Techniques such as tinting and toning, colour separation, double coated (duplex) film, and a wide range of projection methods were approached by researchers and specialists.
Giovanna Fossati – professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture, Head Curator Eye Film Institute Amsterdam.
Brian Pritchard - early Cinema techniques and colour film specialist. Restorer of the first colour film made in 1902, British National Media Museum.
Rossela Catanese - tutor of the academic Master in Digital Audiovisual Restoration at the Sapienza University of Rome.
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)
Esther Urlus (WORM.Filmwerkplaats, NL)
Maxime Fuhrer (LABO BxL)
Brian Pritchard – Early Colour Systems
Rossella Catanese – Hand Applied Colour Techniques: a case study of restoration
Esther Urlus – Do It Yourself
Robert Schaller – Historical Non-Silver Colour Processes
Lindsay McIntyre – Coating and Slitting of Raw Base Materials
Kevin Rice – Mad Box 2.0 Coating Device
Josh Lewis – Washing Technique
Maxime Fuhrer - Trying to Re-do Louis Lumière's Autochrome Process