From the Daguerreotype to todays 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 workshop we 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, Nickel, Copper, and Iron, as well as Mordant Dyeing and the use of tea. We will 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, and stock will also be provided. Please also be aware that you can add more colour to film but you cannot so easily take it away again!
To see some examples of tinted and toned films:
and for an early example of tinting and toning film:
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