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Handmade 35mm Black-and-White Film

Tuesday, April 14—Friday, April 17, 2020, All Day, George Eastman Museum

Tuition: $1,000 ($975 members), plus $70 materials fee

Workshop for 6 participants

This is the only workshop in the world in which participants make black-and-white 35mm perforated film from scratch. Following step-by-step instructions, the group will actually make a simple, washed, gelatin silver bromide emulsion, coat acetate film base, and then slit and perforate the strips for use in a conventional SLR or rangefinder camera. The group will shoot negatives in the gardens at the George Eastman Museum and process the film on site. Silver printing from the negatives is not part of this workshop. Participants should plan to bring their own cameras and tripods.

Each participant will receive a manual written by Mark Osterman and Nick Brandreth including all formulas and instructions to make the emulsion and the processing chemicals used during this workshop.

Audience: Limited to 6 participants, this 4-day workshop is suitable for fine arts photographers, students, teachers, and anyone interested in discovering the beauty and potential of this amazing process. No experience necessary.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawal from the workshop 30 days before the session’s start date will result in a refund minus a $300 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 30 days before the workshop’s start date. If the workshop is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire tuition 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.

Please Note: The museum may take images, still or video, during the workshop and use them for educational and promotional purposes.