Creating Organic Film Developers

Past workshop, not currently available

Developer Workshop

Join Roger D Wilson from Ottawa's Windows Collective to Learn how to develop your own black and white film using common household ingredients, like grape juice, red clovers and hay from a farmers field. 

Students will have the opportunity to shoot their own footage using 16mm black and white film, and will then learn how to use simple techniques to create your own developer recipes to process your film in.

Also join Roger D Wilson for an artist talk at ACAD on Sept 24, and at EMMEDIA's Pulse on Sept 25

Roger D Wilson

Roger D Wilson

Film Scientist  

Roger D. Wilson is an experimental film scientist who lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Roger’s artistic practice begins and ends with film, 16mm and 35mm formats; his need to continuously investigate the filmmaking process has lead him to discover innovative experimental film processes. He creates his films using techniques such as pixilation, time-lapse photography, hand processing and cameraless animation. Roger is known for his technique of manipulating film emulsion prior to photographing images. He treats his unexposed film stock to processes that alter the films emulsion. He has buried black and white film in soil, bathed it in baking soda, berg colour toner, household bleach and photographic bleach all before photographing images. Roger has also begun to create his own film emulsion recipes and film developers, he has processed black and white film in Welch’s Grape Juice, Tea made from Timothy Hay, Argon oil, Red Clovers and algae infested river water.