The Wabi-Sabi in Super 8

• Workshop January 28 / 29, 2017 at the Filmarche / Berlin


„The Coffee-Schnapps-Herbal Tea-Revolution!“
Experimental Film Developing Workshop in cooperation with Filmarche in Berlin-Kreuzberg!
Saturday 11
to 6 pm, Sunday 1
2 to 6 pm in Dagies darkroom


Berlin-Kreuzberg based filmArche is a non-profit organization and Europe´s first self-organized film school. Over 200 aspiring film makers meet here regularly, to teach each other and to make films together.

For external students too, filmArche also offers in-depth knowledge at a low cost: Workshops given by experts established lecturers take place almost every weekend.

Like for example this one here, in my own rooms in Kreuzberg:

Filming with Super 8, developing in alternative soups!
Limitied to 7 participants: 5 from the arche, 2 from "outside" (<< the workshop is full!!!)

Saturday: meeting, have a coffee, Super 8 and (alternative) developer facts, getting to know different cameras and the magic Russian tank, watching film examples … and then we go out: filming a group film altogether, developing it directly after in Caffenol! Then you’ll get a camera to shoot a film roll on your own, evening, night or next morning!

Sunday:we develop all films one after the other in different soups: flowers, plants, coffee, beer, wine, juice, schnapps... and when they are all developed and dried we watch them together on a projector and drink the remaining coffee/beer ;-)
I take care oft he telecine of all films, everybody gets his/her film plus the group film on DVD or via wetransfer.

You get:
1 b&w film roll – Adox or TriX (3 min film), all chemicals needed
1 super 8 camera to try and take with you from SAT to SUN
Telecine of your film and the group film – DVD or via Wetransfer
Coffee, tea, water, cookies and lots of fun and insider tricks!

The Workshop is over and it was awesome!!!
Thanks to Anna, Anne, Constanze, Finnja, Irene, Juliette, Nadine! An all women gang!
We developed in licorice, coffee, algae, japanese mushrooms, curry, sage and rum … and everything turned out great!

Look here! Some beautiful film snippets!
Checking Macro on the Canon.
The Russian developing tank! Freshly brewd Spanish licorice
Yummy ingredients!      
More info about eco developing here!      
      Photos: me, Juliette and Anne