Coloring Silent Film

Wednesday, May 2, 2018Thursday, May 3, 2018, All day
, George Eastman Museum
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Tuition: $400 ($350 members), plus $50 materials fee

Workshop for 6 participants

In the early days of silent cinema, black-and-white motion picture films were frequently tinted and toned to create dramatic effect; some were even hand-colored to give the impression of a full color image. In this workshop, learn how to chemically bleach and tone the silver image, tint film stock, and apply colors in selected areas of the film frame. Formulas and instructions are included. Participants will be toning and tinting actual film stock, which they will take home at the end of the workshop.

Audience: Limited to six, this two-day workshop is for filmmakers, teachers and students of film history, and anyone interested in the history of the cinema. No experience necessary.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session start date will receive a refund minus a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 30 days before a workshop start date. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class will be fully refunded. The George Eastman Museum is not responsible for airline ticket cancellation costs or fees.

Location and Scheduling: Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The workshop is held at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY. Directions can be found here.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of the workshop; participants must make their own arrangements. The host hotel for workshops held at the George Eastman Museum is the East Avenue Inn & Suites, This hotel is about a fifteen-minute walk from the museum. The East Avenue Inn & Suites also provides transportation to and from the airport. Room rates begin at $109 per night. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 559-8039. When calling to make a reservation, please mention you are taking a workshop at the George Eastman Museum to get this special rate.

During the workshop, the museum may take and use images, still or video, for educational and promotional purposes.

Event Details

Wednesday, May 2, 2018Thursday, May 3, 2018
All day
George Eastman Museum
$400 members
$450 nonmembers