From the Daguerreotype to today’s modern film emulsions, tinting and toning has had an almost mythical presence throughout the history of film.
Practically, it is the process of converting black and white images into colour - but in another sense, it is an entirely new medium unto itself. Once familiar with the process, you will find that it leads to new ideas, journeys, and worlds of colour without beginning or end…
In this brand new workshop for no.w.here, artist filmmaker Kevin Rice will take you through a hands-on exploration of the history, theories, motivations and concepts behind tinting and toning 16mm motion picture film. The workshop is easily accessible and no previous knowledge of film techniques or technology is required.
Participants will have the opportunity to experience the uses of the following tints and toners on film; Selenium, Copper, Iron, as well as Mordant Dyeing and tea. Kevin will also discuss techniques such as full toning, split toning, partial toning, dual toning and selective toning. You are welcome to bring your own b/w 16mm strips for experimentation, stock will also be provided.
For more information on Kevin please see:
To see further examples of tinted and toned film:
and for an early example of tinting and toning film:
Please see the workshops list for details of other workshops Kevin is running at no.w.here in January and February 2012.
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