This workshop will show you how to use an H16 Bolex clockwork 16mm camera, as well as strategies for shooting film in eco friendly and frugal ways.
Artists James Holcombe and Rosalind Fowler will deliver this workshop, building on their experiences of ecological filmmaking. The workshop will be contextualised by screening work from Fowler's 2016 residency at the William Morris Gallery along with work made by other artists utilising ecologically friendly modes of production in their work. The course will provide tips and resources for moving towards an ecological filmmaking practice.
We will cover how the Bolex H16 camera is loaded, operated, lenses, light metering and creative camera techniques as well as strategies for shooting. In the morning we will shoot together as a group, returning to no.w.here to process footage in an eco-friendly way using caffinol and other eco formulated developers such as tea, potato, wine and rosemary..
Rosalind Fowler is an artist and filmmaker with a background in visual art and anthropology. Her work explores the politics and poetics of place and belonging in the contemporary English landscape. Through quasi-ethnographic forms of enquiry she combines real lived experiences and narratives with performance, fictionalization, writing and the language of dreams and the subconscious in her work. Her interests lie in experimenting with the potential of documentary and fiction filmmaking to investigate the boundaries between the real and imagined, visible and invisible within culture.
Her work has shown widely, including at the ICA, William Morris gallery, BFI, Plymouth arts centre, Milton Keynes gallery, Pumphouse gallery, BBC Birmingham, and Fundacio Manuel Antonio da Mota in Porto. Rosalind was recently artist in residence at the William Morris Gallery.