Workshop: Shooting and Processing Black & White 16mm Reversal Film

with Meg Rorison

May 4, 2019

Shooting and Processing Black & White 16mm Reversal Film

In this workshop, participants will learn how to shoot with the 16mm Bolex Reflex Camera.

We will go over film exposure and the various in-camera editing techniques that the Bolex Camera offers. We will collectively shoot one 100’ roll of film (3 minutes) and then hand process one roll of film using a Russian Lomo Processing Tank.

Please dress appropriately for the darkroom (no open toes shoes or fancy clothes) and dress for the weather as we will be shooting outdoors (unless it rains).



Bring: Please bring a brown bag lunch/snacks/water bottle.


Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019




Location: Full Circle Fine Art Services

33 East 21st Street

Baltimore, MD 21218


Instructor: Margaret Rorison is filmmaker and curator from Baltimore, MD. Her works often develop from explorations through rural and urban landscapes, combining language, sound and imagery to create installations, films and live 16mm projections. Her recent films explore the visceral nature of memory and its dialogue between space and experience. She is interested in the potentials of storytelling through the use of 16mm projection and sound.


Rorison is a 2018 Baker Award Winner for Film, the recipient of a 2016 Rubys Artist Project Grants in media and performing arts, a recipient of The Maryland State Arts Council 2016 Individual Artist Awards and 2015 Sondheim Semi-finalist. She was awarded a 2015 Grit Fund Grant in addition to a 2012 and 2014 Launch Artists in Baltimore Grant to start a new experimental film series, Sight Unseen that has been running since 2012.


Her work has been exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, Miami PULSE Art Fair, Mono No Aware VI & VII, Microscope Gallery, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. She currently teaches at The Maryland Institute College of Art and conducts workshops in various cities.


Cost: $180 / $155 for currently enrolled students