Looking for darkroom in LA area for graduate student film

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by per_of_vision, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Hi all,

    Looking for a small darkroom, the likes a professional photographer
    might set up for himself in his house, to shoot a USC student film in.

    Would need it for several hours over one weekend in the next few weeks,
    for a crew of about five or six people. No developing will be carried
    out, we just need to dress the room with additional negatives and black
    and white prints.

    If you think you have something of the likes, and would be amenable to
    us shooting there, please drop us a line at .

    Craft services, excited young artist to hang out with, and our deepest
    of gratitudes promised in return.

    Many thanks in advance.

    per_of_vision, Jan 25, 2005
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  2. per_of_vision Guest

    Go to the Photo District News website and look up rental darkrooms on their
    Photosource site. You should be able to find all shapes and sizes to pick
    from but you will have to pay the rental.
, Jan 25, 2005
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  3. Looking for a small darkroom, the likes a professional photographer
    You may get a better reception if you promise the keep the "excited young
    artists" and the "craft Service"[?] strictly out of sight.
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jan 26, 2005
  4. Craft service = food. that should be good always?

    About the excited young artists - you might be right :)

    per_of_vision, Jan 26, 2005
  5. Welcome to Earth. You are from planet Trafalmadore?

    Craft service <> food
    Craft service == making things from popsicle sticks in summer camp.

    Food <> 'always good'
    Food == nutrients

    Nothing is always good. Half of everything is below average.
    One in ten of everything is in the bottom 10% and an abject
    failure. If nothing is bad then nothing can be good. It is both
    good and bad that this is so.
    That's a sarcastic remark, I know it is a sarcastic remark,
    it has to be a sarcastic remark, I just can't figure it out.
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jan 26, 2005
  6. A professional photographer will not have a darkroom in his house,
    he will have a darkroom at his place of business (which admittedly
    may be his house, but that is only because he can't afford better).

    You may want to fake your darkroom. Rarely, if ever, does the
    darkroom in a film look anything like a real darkroom. The
    average film viewer, thus miss-educated by the film industry,
    if confronted with a real darkroom will not know what it is.

    Set out some white butchers' trays on a folding table. String a
    clothes line above the trays and hang dripping sheets of paper
    from the line using clothes pins. For extra realism place a small
    spot light on a stand in the background. Dress the photog in a
    dark apron. Put some #25 gels on the lights.

    That will be $1,243.87 plus a percentage of the box office
    for set design consultation.

    PS: If you use a real darkroom you will find: Trays go in a special
    long sink on duckboard, you won't see them from any camera angle
    that includes the actor. Prints are dried in a separate room, they
    certainly don't drip into the developing chemicals. Darkrooms
    are not lit with red lights, if lights are used they are yellow-
    orange, and you can't see much except for the trays because the
    lighting is very gloomy. Never will light fall on the actors
    face. Home darkrooms are, say, 6x6": you won't get a camera
    position without taking down a wall or two.

    And doesn't USC have a darkroom on campus????
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jan 26, 2005
  7. Uh, Nick (I may call you Nick, mayn't I?), have you ever considered that there
    may be a bit of a ... language barrier at work here? Before you point that
    blunderbuss at the visitor?

    Today's bullshit job description:

    • Collaborate to produce operational procedures for the systems management
    of the production Information Technology infrastructure.

    - from an actual job listing on Craigslist (http://www.craigslist.org)
    David Nebenzahl, Jan 27, 2005
  8. per_of_vision

    Mike King Guest

    Not only that but there's no place for extra lights or a camera/cameraman.
    Mike King, Feb 7, 2005
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