Add, Replace, Erase, Repeat

Tinting, toning and bleaching 16mm film.

In this workshop we delved into the possibilities of adding color to processed 16mm film. Working on black and white found footage we learned the techniques of tinting – where we add color to the film with the use of colored dyes – toning – where we replace the silver particles in the film with colored salts with the use of a chemical bath – and bleaching – where we use bleach to remove the film emulsion from the film base. We also used selective masking to create single strips of film that combine multiple techniques.

Workshop History:

Dresdner Schmalfilmtage; Dresden, Germany 2016