Sunday, May 1, 2022, 11:00 am

Reversing Reversal: A Filmmaking Workshop

presented in association with Shapeshifters Cinema


567 5th Street

Oakland, CA 94607

WORKSHOP: 11am–4pm
WORKSHOP FEE: $60 General/$54 Cinematheque Members and Shapeshifters Members
(workshop fee includes materials)
Workshop tickets here

COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: Masks must be worn at all times while indoors.

This one-day workshop, led by Paddy Hay, a member of the Melbourne, Australia-based Artist Film Workshop, will be geared towards anyone interested in Super-8 filmmaking, and especially for those interested in learning B&W negative processing for the first time. Participants will shoot on B&W reversal film, but process as a negative. Why B&W negative? In a nutshell, it gives greater exposure latitude (especially good for dodgy, old S-8 cameras) and a faster processing time. Also much safer… no bleach! (Potassium Dichromate, the essential ingredient of B&W bleach mixture, is a highly toxic carcinogen.) Various techniques for shooting film and recording sound will be discussed. The workshop aims to equip participants with a better understanding of how to approach small-gauge film ideas that might rely upon sync sound (documentary ideas, for instance). People with little or zero experience with these mediums are very welcome and encouraged to participate! Space is limited. Register Now!

This all-day workshop (11am–4pm) will be followed by a 7:30pm screeningSouthern Climes: Films from AFW Melbourne—also presented by Paddy Hay, of films produced by members of Artist Film Workshop, Melbourne. The Workshop and screening are ticketed separately. Full screening details here.