16mm Workshop: Filming, Processing and Screening – Book Your Place Now

We are delighted to be hosting this three day, intensive, residential workshop with artist Mat Fleming between 16 and 18 August 2016.

The course gives an insight into using 16mm film cameras, planning for filming and then hand processing the film. There’s opportunity to film both inside the house and around the gardens and surrounding landscape, as well as trying out some lighting and in-camera effects. Using a small attic darkroom at Hospitalfield and recipes combining household products with photographic chemicals, the films will be processed and fixed ready to edit and then screen. The group will edit the films and work on the sound track. During the course we will also screen examples of 16mm films made by artists and filmmakers and discuss the practical and conceptual approaches to screening 16mm film.

Mat Fleming is an artist based in Newcastle who has worked with film since he was a teenager. In addition to making his own work, he has initiated, facilitated, used and advocated for collective making of film through collaborative projects with other artists, as well as members of the public. This opening up approach has led him to be involved in several cooperative ventures which provide a way to make and process film (FilmBee) and to view it (Cineside / Star and Shadow Cinema).

The workshop caters for a small group of participants so that you each get to know all aspects of the processes and have lots of chances to ask questions. If you have previous knowledge of other photographic or filmmaking techniques then this will be useful to you in learning about 16mm but you don’t need any experience to be able to do the course.

This workshop costs £275 which includes the course content and tutoring, accommodation and all meals. There’s an additional charge for film.

If you have any questions please get in touch ( laura@hospitalfield.org.uk ), otherwise look forward to receiving your booking form.

More info about the course and how to book can be found on this page >>



SUPERLUX—LUX Scotland’s free membership programme—has teamed up with Hospitalfield to offer a SUPERLUX bursary space that covers the cost of attending the course, which includes bed, board, and travel to Hospitalfield (up to the cost of £60).

Open to all SUPERLUX members, all you need to do is tell us in 150 words or less why this course would benefit your practice.

If you’re not a member of SUPERLUX, don’t worry! It’s free and easy to join. Sign up at superlux.info where you can also submit your application before the deadline of 10am Thursday 21 July 2016. We’ll let the the successful bursary holder know within 24 hours of this date.

SUPERLUX has been made free through generous support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.