With the current project, titled The Green Film Lab: Non-digital Filmmaking Renewal and Sustainable Film Processing, I undertake to design and implement an effective non-toxic film processing system that will enable filmmakers to carry out feature-length non-digital films using ecologically responsible artisanal approaches. Here you will find some preliminary tests, documentation of the building of a prototype, and some examples of other black and white films I have made over the years that used traditional processing techniques.
1. Caffenol Demo 16mm
2. 35mm film processed in Caffenol
3. Trailer for So Faraway and Blue
4. I Like to Kiss
5. Somewhere In England
6. So Faraway and Blue, feature length film
Laser cutting plexiglass for film rack at Fine Arts Core Technical Workshop at Concordia.
Assembling vertical tanks.
Vertical tanks for prototype assembled!
Laser cut wash-water supply and drainage hole in vertical tank.
Plexiglass on laser cutter.
Plexiglass film rack ready for assembly.
Assembled film rack ready to be loaded.
Caffenol ingredients, just add water!
Loading film and immersing it in the Caffenol (in the dark) :-)
Three baths. Caffenol, Wash, Fix. The washing tank served as a prebath, post developer bath, post fixing bath, and drying agent bath.
Film in washing tank. Caffenol developer to the left.
Close on the film rack with 16mm film.
Plexiglass rack of 16mm film out of the final washing tank and ready for drying!
Edge design of Green Lab film rack.