Workshops

LaborBerlin Workshop at Analogica 2019

Date: 07-08/12/2019
Location: FotoForum – Bolzano, Italy

THE EXPERIMENTER’S TOOL – BOLEX H16
Visual poems, diaries, fragments of observation, moving sketchbooks – create little cine-mysteries with in-camera effects / editing and learn how to hand-process 16mm film.

An introduction to experimental 16mm film-making focused on the camera as a critical aspect of the working method. Which techniques can you use to shoot different? How can simple technical matters and specifics of the medium work along with aesthetical choices, opening up filmic spaces for personal expression?

LaborBerlin members Natalia Fentisova and Maja Milic will provide you, not only with the fundamentals of the Bolex camera, the shooting process and hand-developing, but also a way of thinking and opening up the creative potential with the premise – it’s not only about operating a machine, but learning and interacting with it.

The first day we will look into the choices one needs to make before starting to make a film, the basic practical functions of the H16 Bolex Reflex camera. We will learn how to use the possibilities of the camera itself to create effects like multiple exposure, masking, stop/slow/fast motion, animating, in-camera dissolves, experiments with duration etc. Using black and white reversal film, we will finally shoot improvisations on spot. The idea is that the editing too happens in the camera, so you will either make a precise plan how to shoot or leave it to randomness and coincidence. Plus, you will be encouraged to see the limit of a camera roll as advantage.

The second day we will hand-process your films, project and analyse the results.
The workshop is suitable for beginners.

More info: https://www.analogica.org/bolex.html
Video of some results: https://vimeo.com/382127863

WORKSHOP: DIE “BILD-TON-SCHERE” // IMAGE-SOUND-JUXTAPOSITION

Date: October 06, 12 and 19, 2019
Location: Filmmuseum Potsdam

Ein Workshop zur Neuvertonung gefundener Home Movies auf Super-8
A workshop on creating new soundtrack for found home movies on Super-8 film

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[ Der Begriff “BILD-TON-SCHERE” beschreibt das Auseinanderdriften zweier miteinander verbundener Teile in verschiedene Richtungen. Im Film laufen Bild und Ton zwar parallel, müssen sich jedoch nicht notwendigerweise und nicht zu jedem Zeitpunkt direkt aufeinander beziehen… ]

Im Rahmen des diesjährigen Home Movie Day bietet LaborBerlin e.V.einen Workshop, bei dem die künstlerische Praxis der Bild-Ton-Montage und die Ästhetik des Found-Footage-Films im Vordergrund stehen. Der Workshop findet in der ersten Oktoberhälfte an zwei ganztägigen Terminen im Filmmuseum Potsdam statt. Ziel ist es, in Gruppenarbeit gefundene Home Movies mit einem neuen Soundtrack zu versehen und den Bildern somit eine neue Bedeutungsebene zu verleihen. Durch das Spiel mit der “BILD-TON-SCHERE” soll ein neues “drittes” Bild im Kopf des Zuschauers entstehen.

Teilnehmer können – falls vorhanden – ihre eigenen Familienfilme auf Super-8 mitbringen oder sich aus einem bereitgestellten Fundus unbekannter Herkunft bedienen. Voraussetzung ist, dass das verwendete Super-8-Filmmaterial bereits über eine Magnet-Tonspur verfügt. Wir arbeiten direkt mit dem Super-8 Material, und nicht mit digitalisierten Scans.

1. WORKSHOP TAG (Sonntag, 6.10.2019)
Der Workshop beginnt mit einer Einführung in die Thematik. Hierzu sehen wir uns Beispiele aus der Filmkunst an. Im praktischen Teil sichten wir mitgebrachte und vorhandene Home Movies und entwickeln in mehreren Gruppen Ideen für eigene, kreative Soundtracks. Je nach Bedarf können Home Movies auch manuell geschnitten werden. Die dazu nötigen Werkzeuge werden gestellt. Parallel werden Sound-Ideen gesammelt, improvisiert, aufgenommen, heruntergeladen, ausprobiert, verworfen…

KW41 – Zwischen den beiden Workshop-Terminenhaben alle Gruppen eine Woche lang Gelegenheit, sich privat zu treffen und an den Soundtracks weiterzuarbeiten…

2. WORKSHOP TAG (Samstag, 12.10.2019)
Beim zweiten Treffen werden wir dann die selbst gemachten Soundtracks gemeinsam anhören, diskutieren, ggf. überarbeiten. Am Ende wird jede Gruppe ihren Soundtrack vom Laptop (oder Tape) direkt auf die Magnet-Tonspur des Super-8-Films aufspielen. Hierzu benutzen wir diverse Super-8 Projektoren mit Tonaufnahme-Funktion (Elmo GS-1200 und Braun Visacustic 2000)

HOME MOVIE DAY (Samstag, 19.10.2019)
Die frisch vertonten Filme werden am Home Movie Day im originalen Super-8 Format vor großem Publikum präsentiert. Das Film-Screening findet im Kino des Filmmuseums Potsdam um 14:15 Uhr statt und dauert ca. 45 Minuten. Je nach Länge unserer Arbeitsergebnisse besteht Gelegenheit für ein Publikumsgespräch. Außerdem gibt es die Möglichkeit, die erstellten Filme vor Ort digitalisieren zu lassen und die Dateien mit nach Hause zu nehmen.

VORAUSSETZUNGEN:
• Grundkenntnisse der Tonbearbeitung (Aufnahme, Schneiden, Mixen)
• Eigener Laptop-Computer oder anderes Audio-Equipment – bitte mitbringen!
• Teilnehmer sollten in KW41 genug Zeit haben, um privat weiterzuarbeiten.

ACHTUNG!
Eigene Home Movies können NUR verwendet werden, wenn sie bereits über eine vorhandene Magnet-Tonspur verfügen. Im Workshop wird die vorhandene Magnet-Tonspur gelöscht und neu bespielt! Gelöschte Tonaufnahmen gehen unwiederbringlich verloren!

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[ The term „Image-Sound-Juxtaposition“ describes the drifting of two connected parts in different directions. In film, image and sound run parallel, but they do not necessarily have to relate directly to each other, and not at all times… ]

As part of this year’s Home Movie Day LaborBerlin e.V.is hosting a workshop focusing on the artistic practice of image & sound editing and the aesthetics of found footage film. The workshop takes place in two full-day events at the Filmmuseum Potsdam in the first half of October. The goal of the workshop is to create a new soundtrack for found home movies and thus to give the images a new level of meaning. Through Image-Sound-Juxtaposition a „third“ image should occur in the mind of the spectator. 

Participants can bring their own family movies on Super-8, if they have them, or work with found footage of unknown origin, provided by the workshop.  We will only use Super-8 film material that already contains a magnetic soundtrack and wewill work in groups directly with the Super-8 material, not with digitized scans.

1stWORKSHOP DAY (Sunday, 6.10.2019)
The workshop will start with a theoretical introduction into the topic. We will look at examples from cinematic art. In the practical part of the workshop we will view the home movies that participants brought or the one provided by the workshop, and develop ideas for creative soundtracks in groups. If necessary, home movies can also be cut manually, and the required tools will be provided. At the same time, the sound ideas will be collected, improvised, recorded, downloaded, tried out, discarded…

WEEK 41 – Between the two workshops sessions, all groups will have a week to meet privately and work on their soundtracks…

2ndWORKSHOP DAY (Saturday, 12.10.2019)
During the second meeting we will listen to the self-made soundtracks together, discuss and possibly revise them. In the end, each group will play their soundtrack from the laptop (or tape) and record it directly onto the magnetic soundtrack of the Super-8 film. For this we will use various Super-8 projectors with sound recording function (Elmo GS-1200 and Braun Visacustic 2000).

HOME MOVIE DAY (Saturday 19.10.2019)
We will present our films and their brand new soundtracks in original Super-8 format in front of a large audience on Home Movie Day. The film screening will take place in the cinema of the Filmmuseum Potsdam at 14:15 and will last about 45 minutes with the opportunity for a public discussion. In addition, there will be an opportunity to digitalize the films from the workshop and to take those files home.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Basic knowledge of sound processing (recording, editing, mixing)
• Laptop or other audio equipment – please bring your own!
• During week #41 participants should have enough time to continue working in private

ATTENTION!
Your own home movies can only be used if they already have an existing magnetic soundtrack. In the workshop, the existing magnetic sound track is erased and re-recorded! Erased sound recordings will be lost irretrievably!

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Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Kühn Video Technik, Foto Braune & screenshot // Kindly supported by Kühn Video Technik, Foto Braune & screenshot

WORKSHOP TEAM:
Catarina Cavallari, Natalia Fentisova, Giuseppe Boccassini, Bernd Lützeler.

VERANSTALTUNGSORT //  VENUE:
Filmmuseum Potsdam
Breite Str. 1A
14467 Potsdam

TERMINE  //  EVENTS:
Sunday, 06th Oct 2019:   Workshop 10:00-18:00
Saturday, 12th Oct 2019:   Workshop 10:00-18:00
Saturday, 19th Oct 2019:   Screening 14:15-15:00

TEILNEHMERZAHL //  NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
Min. 6 / max. 12

TEILNAHMEGEBÜHR //  ENTRY FEE:
40 Euro (20 Euro für Mitglieder von LaborBerlin e.V.  //  for members of LaborBerlin)

ANMELDUNG BIS ZUM //  REGISTRATION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30th
https://forms.gle/m4idxfvLRRjGMNDi7

Analog Workshop 2019

Date: August 30 – September 4, 2019
Location: LaborBerlin, Arsenal, Silent Green, Kornmanufaktur

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For the third year, LaborBerlin is happy to collaborate with Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. to offer an intensive, 5-day analog film workshop. Participants will learn to shoot and develop 16mm film as well as the principles of analog/digital archiving, digitization, and analog/digital projection.

More info here.

Scotch Tape Cinema and Sound

Date: September 20, 2018
Workshop: 10am – 5pm
Location: LaborBerlin, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members. Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to labor.organisation@gmail.com
Workshop fee for non-members: 30 €

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Participants will learn to make motion pictures and looping sound with a very economical tool: simple adhesive tape! We will make eye-popping “moving collages” using a dye transfer technique from magazine pages onto 16mm film, then segue into making our own cassette tape loops, splicing by hand and re-recording onto them. The workshop will include a presentation on the history of using everyday materials for art making, direct animation and audio tape loops. Participants will leave at the end of the day with their very own 16mm collage film and reusable audio cassette tape loop.

More info here.

Mike Stoltz (b. 1981, Miami, FL) is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who works directly with the tools of cinema – images, sound, and time – to reexamine the familiar. His 16mm films and videos have played at festivals and micro-cinemas around the globe. Prior to filmmaking he spent many years involved in every aspect of the DIY music scene, from playing in bands and releasing records to lifting equipment and mopping the floor at the end of the show. He is a member of the The Echo Park Film Center and teaches at various universities in Southern California.

Analog Workshop

Date: August 31 – September 5, 2018
Location: LaborBerlin, Arsenal, Silent Green, Kornmanufaktur

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LaborBerlin is proud to collaborate again with Arsenal – Institute für Film und Videokunst to host a comprehensive film workshop around analog filmmaking.

The more we are dedicated to preserving, rediscovering, and revitalizing archival films, the more we have to make sure that there is enough competence in dealing with analog film material in the future.

For this reason Arsenal is offering a workshop in 16mm shooting, processing, archiving, print intersection and cleaning, digitization and projection in cinema from September 7 to 12. Arsenal members and partners will accompany the participants through the entire process: from producing a 16mm film, to digitizing it, then on to projecting it in the cinema, with added insights into archiving and caring for prints. The last day will involve a tour of the archive.

The workshop will delve into the various working areas, covering the basics with equal parts theory and practice.

The participation fee is 350 Euro, reduced 300 Euro. This includes one role of 16mm material to create a film (group work!), and cameras will be available for use. No previous knowledge necessary. Anyone interested can register at analog@arsenal-berlin.de. The number of participants is limited.

More info here.

Alternative Emulsions

Date: September 23 – 24, 2017
Workshop: 10am – 5pm (both days)
Location: LaborBerlin, Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members. Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to labor.organisation@gmail.com
Workshop fee for non-members: 50 €

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A hands-on workshop that concentrates on two distinct Alternative Emulsion processes; Cyanotype, an iron emulsion process that produces a striking Prussian Blue image and Van Dyke Brown, an iron/silver emulsion that produces a beautiful and painterly sepia coloured image.

An intensive introduction into the alchemical nature of moving images showing a variety onto alternative, light sensitive, emulsions. We will explore the arts of home­brewed film emulsions and explore a variety of options for coating the emulsion onto 16mm film. A basic chemistry lesson will be provided to introduce the essential make-­up of these emulsions, followed by the creation of the emulsion in a darkroom. These emulsions will be created from scratch, using the key ingredient in the production of alternative emulsion:  ferric ammonium citrate. With our handmade film stock we will: expose photograms, make contact prints and hand­-process the results so they are ready for projection.

This practical workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in film, photography, printing, art or working without computers. Making alternative emulsions is easy, the results are supercharged, the chemicals required are cheap and relatively safe and you can adapt most of the operations to your living room. The workshop covers every aspect of homebrewing alternatively, from coating 16mm film, making an exposure, developing the print and toning the final image. Participants will finish with a solid understanding of each process, its chemistry and practical tips to use in their own practice. Homebrew emulsions have a distinct and wonderful look to them that cannot be duplicated by other means and provide a wonderful basis for nearly endless experimentation. See the results by the end of the session! All chemicals, protective wear, and supplies are included.

Many of the alternative emulsions in use today are variants of the non-silver processes developed by Sir John Herschel in 1842 and they are among the oldest of all photographic processes. His Cyanotype is the original sun-light printing process and distinctive for producing rich, Prussian blue monochromatic prints, Cyanotype was used well into the 20th century as an inexpensive method for reproducing photographs, documents, maps and plans (hence the enduring architectural term “blueprint”), as well as for making impressions of biological specimens in the field (“photograms”). Another process, the Van Dyke Brown process, was named for the resemblance of the print color to the brown oil paint named for the Flemish painter Van Dyck. Both Cyanotype as Van Dyke Brown emulsions are very simple and economical to make and use water not only to develop the image but also to fix it and wash away the non-image-forming chemicals.

Esther Urlus is a Rotterdam-based artist working with motion picture film formats Super8, 16mm and 35mm. Resulting in films, performances and installations, her works always arise from DIY methods. Urlus’ work has been exhibited and screened at film festivals worldwide, among other 25FPS Festival Zagreb, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Sonic Acts, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Urlus is the founder of WORM Filmwerkplaats, Rotterdam, an artist-run workspace dedicated to motion picture film as an artistic, expressive medium.

Statement:
“In my film work I create a link between specific historical events and stories and the (re) use of analog film techniques and inventions from the early days of photography and cinematography. I force a sometimes alienating parallel between the events or the story and the cinematic technique, to enhance the impact of the image. In addition, I create my own film material, literally, by mixing iron or silver compounds and salt with gelatin and water to form a light-sensitive emulsions. I’m not looking for a naturalist, commercial like film material, outcome. I intend to create unique components that, by its singularity, generates a special and cinematic experience. ”

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Analog Workshop

Date: August 18 – 23, 2017
Location: LaborBerlin, Arsenal, Silent Green, Kornmanufaktur

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LaborBerlin is proud to announce a new, comprehensive film workshop in collaboration with Arsenal – Institute für Film und Videokunst.

The more we are dedicated to preserving, rediscovering, and revitalizing archival films, the more we have to make sure that there is enough competence in dealing with analog film material in the future.

For this reason we are offering a six-day analog workshop for the first time. Arsenal members and partners will accompany the participants through the entire process: from producing a 16mm film, to digitizing it, then on to projecting it in the cinema, with added insights into archiving and caring for prints. The last day will involve a tour of the archive.

The workshop will delve into the various working areas, covering the basics with equal parts theory and practice. Starting in 2019 the Arsenal will be offering extended workshops in the specific areas.

The participation fee is 350 Euro, reduced 300 Euro. This includes one role of 16mm material to create a film, and cameras will be available for use. No previous knowledge necessary. Anyone interested can register at analog@arsenal-berlin.de. The number of participants is limited.

More info here.

Cinema of Ruins

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CINEMA OF RUINS workshop by Solomon Nagler 

Artists working with celluloid are migrating beyond the cinema, into galleries and in public spaces. The architecture of projection and the apparatuses of presentation are recontextualized, often incorporating sculptural works that dynamically augment the content of the film material.

This workshop explores intersections of architecture, installation art and celluloid cinema. Participants will create sculptural film works on  high-contrast 16mm film, which will be processed using Morse tanks. Participants will exhibit their work in public space, and are encouraged to work collaboratively to explore spatial perspective, as well as intersections between projection and form.  

Date: July 23rd – 29th 2017 Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members. Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to labor.organisation@gmail.com Workshop fee for non-members: 50 €

Number of participants:   around 12
Material: 16mm Film material (Kodak 3374) and developing chemistry are provided
Cameras: if possible, participants should bring their 16mm cameras. Since shooting can be done in groups, it’s okay if not everyone has their own camera.
Location:  The first two days of the workshop will take place at LaborBerlin and Theatre Space at Prinzenallee 58 .
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Workshop Schedule
Sunday July 23rd (all day) – at theatre-room and lab at Prinzenallee 58
Introductions of key concepts and review of readings handed out prior to the workshop. Viewing and discussion of sculptural cinema works. Bolex review, test shoot in groups.
Monday July 24th (all day) – at theatre-room and lab
Morse Tank workshop and processing of test footage. Creation of collaborative teams, design and sculpture intensive with Interdisciplinary artist Angela Henderson.
July 25th to July 28th
Independent Work Week. Participants will have full access to the lab to work independently on their projects. A review and crit of works in progress will be conducted in the evening of Wednesday, July 26th.  
July 29th (evening)
Exhibition of Collaborative works . Artists will select a location (preferably within close vicinity of  one another) to exhibit their work. All technical specifications (including projection and sculptural material) must be prepared and ready to show well in advance to the exhibition.
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Solomon Nagler’s films have been featured in Retrospectives at the Winnipeg Cinematheque, Excentris Cinema in Montreal, the Festival de le Cinéma Different in Paris, The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, The Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, Robert Heald Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand, The Artist Film Workshop in Melbourne, Australia and the Cinematheque Quebecoise. His work also includes 16mm celluloid installations that engage with experimental architecture in galleries and public space. These works have been exhibited at the Toronto International Film Festival, 8-11 Gallery (Toronto), Artspace Gallery (Sydney, Australia), Send and Receive Festival of Sound (Winnipeg) and The Halifax Independent Filmmakers’ Festival. Originally from Winnipeg, Solomon Nagler is co-founder of WNDX: Festival of the Moving Image in Winnipeg and currently lives in Halifax where he is a professor of film production at NSCAD University.

For more information, please visit the artist’s website.

 

Color Cross Processing Workshop

Date: Monday, March 13 2017
Workshop: 10:00 – 17:00
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Prinzenallee 58, 13359 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members.

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During this workshop, you will learn a process improved and designed to try and emulate Kodak Ektachrome film. This film offered beautifully saturated and rich colors. Since Ektachrome has been discontinued there is no longer color reversal motion picture film. Through a few years of testing, Z. Hart was able to achieve what he believes are beautiful and close to accurate colors. This is possible through cross processing negative emulsions in E-6 chemistry. He uses the Tetenal 3 bath E-6 developing kit and has increased the time and temperatures to very specific spots. With a good exposure in the camera and careful processing of the film, you’ll get great results.

You can find an example here.

Zach Hart is a filmmaker and teacher for Mono No Aware in New York, USA. He has also taught and screened at Hampshire College, Bard College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Echo Park Film Center to name a few.

Participation is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to labor.organisation@gmail.com

Workshop fee for non-members: 40 €