The workshop will first explore simple approaches to contact printing like the rayogram / rayograph (simply turning on the overhead lights with raw stock positioned underneath exposed film) and using a laser pointer to selectively expose only parts of the frame. Then, using common everyday materials (a toilet paper tube and a flashlight) along with a little film equipment that one can get for free as cast offs from almost any film school (rewind arms and picture synchroniser), Beebe will demonstrate a simple technique for making longer (sound) prints from any existing 16mm footage. Participants will hand-process their results, cross-processing black-and-white print stocks, to see almost instant results of these different approaches. Participants are free to bring their own footage to print (on the understanding that it is not rare or unique material nor the apple of your eye), or footage will be provided.
Please note that Roger will be presenting his expanded cinema performance 'Last Light of a Dying Star' at the Unconscious Archives 5 screening,which takes place on the 3rd July at Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL. Doors 7.30pm, 8pm starts prompt £6/£7.
Roger Beebe is a professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida. Beebe has screened his films around the globe at such unlikely venues as McMurdo Station in Antarctica and the CBS Jumbotron in Times Square as well as more traditional venues such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Pacific Film Archive in addition to numerous festivals, among them Sundance, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and New York Underground. He has won dozens of awards including a 2009 Visiting Foreign Artists Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, a 2006 Individual Artist Grant from the State of Florida, and Best Experimental Film at the 2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and is currently Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival. He also owns Video Rodeo, an independent video store in Gainesville, FL, USA.
D.I.Y. contact printing from Roger Beebe on Vimeo.