Colour film development workshop
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The process of developing colour film can be a daunting prospect, but is actually fairly straightforward with the right guidance and equipment. Join our workshop to find out how to develop your own C41 (colour) film.
What to expect on the day
- A class of up to two people only, of any skill level (from absolute beginners to those refreshing their memory);
- lights are on all of the time! No darkroom darkness required. You’ll use a dark bag to load your film into a light-tight canister;
- a relaxed, fun atmosphere where making mistakes is expected (I still ruin the odd roll of film from time to time);
- all chemicals, equipment, film sleeves will be provided; and access to a computer and scanner to scan your favourite shots from your roll;
- a sense of pride at having used science to create art.
What you will need
Just one thing, a finished roll of colour 35mm or medium format film. You can buy film locally from the Open Eye Gallery or Wilkinsons Cameras in Liverpool, or buy it online here. If you want very standard and cheap colour film, visit a local Poundland and purchase £1 rolls of Agfa Vista 200!
Schedule for the day
- Greetings, house rules, and the basics of developing film
- Introduction to the standardised C41 colour development process
- Loading your film
- Develop your film
- Break for refreshments (whilst your film dries)
- Assessing, storing your film and scanning (due to the length of time it takes to scan film, we’ll limit access to the scanner to 4 scans per person on the day. If time allows, you can scan more.)
*Attendees must be over 16 years of age.