Color Process Workshop


Date: Sunday , December 14th 2014
Theory: 10:00 – 12:00, developing 12:00 – 18:00
Location: LaborBerlin e.V., Gerichtstr. 65, 13347 Berlin

This workshop is open to non-LaborBerlin members.
Previous processing experience is recommended, but not necessary.

This workshop is for old-stock films, that were made in soviet countries from 50s to late 90s. It includes colour film: Svema (Ukraine), Tasma (Russia) and ORWO (east Germany). The basis for ORWO, Svema and Tasma was the Agfa Wolfen plant, where the first modern colour film, was developed in 1936. After the WW2, the plant was taken over by US forces and important patents and other documents regarding the Agfacolor process were confiscated and handed over to Western competitors, such as Kodak and Ilford. As the plant was located in what was to become the Soviet zone of occupied Germany, the US forces then handed it over to the Soviet military administration, which dismantled large parts of the plant and moved it, with key German staff, to the Soviet Union, where it formed the basis for the Soviet colour film industry.

This is 5 bath process, 25 °C temperature. Which is different from C-41 or E-6.


At first part, you will be introduced to reversal theory, of how it works, and how to get good results. After the lunch we will develop few films of TASMA ЦО-25 (daylight), that are expired at 1988 year.

The process will be presented by Vytautas Juozėnas, a photography master student from Vilnius Academy of Arts.

A good opportunity to get closer to those forgotten films, and learn how to process them.

Pre-registration is required. To register for the workshop please send an email to
Workshop fee for non-members: 25 €