Documentation from our Handmade Emulsion workshop with Sight Unseen in Baltimore, MD...
In the workshop, we generated two emulsions, the first of which was used to produce the 100 feet of 16 mm camera original negative presented in this video. In the first section, the camera original footage is shown in it's native negative appearance, followed by a second section where the footage is inverted to give a highly detailed positive rendition.
ABOUT THE TRANSFER:
This transfer was conducted using a Canon EOS REBEL T3i mounted to a modified Oxberry optical printer. The scene-to-scene timing of the transfer was maintained within +/- 1 E.V. There was no added contrast or detail beyond that inherited from the optics and sensor of the camera apparatus. Dust and emulsion particles, which were prolific through out the transfer, were not removed from the transfer. Additionally, the frame rate of the transfer was rendered at silent speed (18 frames per second).
ABOUT THE VIDEO COMPRESSION:
The video file uploaded here was compressed from the original 4K transfer to a 1080p resolution at 60 MB/s to satisfy Vimeo file size restrictions. This file has been additionally re-compressed by Vimeo for playback here, resulting in fairly terrible quality. However, the original 2.8 GB file can be downloaded directly from the links on this page and will show much greater detail in the grain and image. Additionally, an uncompressed 1080p file (10 GB) is available in addition to the raw frame-by-frame transfer (120 GB). To gain copies of these, please write to us at email@example.com.