Bolex H16 2 Day Intensive
In this two-day workshop, you will learn how to shoot 16mm film using the Bolex H-16 Reflex Camera, how to process B&W film using eco processes, how to splice, edit and project 16mm, further experimenting with physical techniques to alter the surface of your film.
Please note: Day 1 & day 2 of this workshop are one week apart. This will allow time for the film stock you shoot on day 1 to be developed and sent back to not/nowhere for editing.
During Day 1 of the workshop you will learn:
- How to operate a Bolex H16
- The basics of 16mm film stock, reversal vs negative, ASA and their effect on dynamic range and light sensitivity
- Metering and exposure using a calibrated light meter
- Frame rate, shutter speed and their effect on movement cadence and exposure
- Optics and the effect of f-stop on depth of field and exposure
- Experimental techniques such as stop-motion and double exposure
During Day 2 of the workshop we will explore:
- Loading a 16mm Lomo developing tank
- Eco processing film as a group on a test strip using caffenol (your film from Day 1 will have been processed beforehand)
- Editing and splicing 16mm film
- Altering the surface of film using physical techniques such as drawing and scratching
- Loading a 16mm projector for playback
On Day 1 of the workshop, we will take a trip around the nearby Olympic Park with our cameras and 100ft each of B&W 16mm film stock. If you have any accessibility requirements, then please let us know.
Fee includes the cost of 100ft of film stock and cost of development, which is subsidised by not/nowhere.
No experience necessary.
2 Warton House, 150 Stratford High Street, E15 2NE
Step free access and wheelchair accessible toilets available.
Underground: Stratford | DLR: Stratford High Street, Pudding Mill Lane, Bow Church | Bus: 25, 108, 276, 425, D8 (Stop M / Stop L)