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Optical printing
Hands on Printing

no.w.here's JK printer

Saturday 25th November 2017. Takes place at no.w.here, first floor 316 - 318 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG. Workshop runs from 10:30 - 5pm. £70 per person. To book please follow this link
To book please follow this link

The optical printer combines both a Bolex H16 camera and projector, and is used for rephotographing Super 8 or standard 16mm footage one frame at a time. The machine allows for experimentation with the film image in many ways including reverse action, blow up, cropping, slow or fast motion and freeze frames. It is also possible to explore more advanced techniques and effects such as double exposures, lap dissolves, flicker effects, bi-packing for superimposition, mirror images, matte shots, split screens, tinting b/w film to colour with filters, and wipes.

The workshop begins with the group viewing works made by, and for the optical printer.

The course covers all aspects of the printer's function and usage as well as hand processing, loading a lomo developing tank and chemical mixing. We will also look at associated workflows with machines such as the Debrie contact printer.

The course is suitable for complete beginners to film, as well as artists already using Super 8 and 16mm who wish to extend their practice by working in a direct, tactile and material way with this wonderfully versatile piece of lab equipment.

Below is an extract from Alia Syed's film Priya, 2008-11, printed at no.w.here

Alia Syed, Priya, 2008-11, excerpt from Film London on Vimeo.


Print / Re:Print:Contact printing 16mm film

Hand processing
Super 8
Optical printer
Contact printer


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