‘Cinematographa’: Workshop 2: 35mm Arriflex IIC Camera Workshop

30 April, 2024
– 30 April, 2024
10 am – 4 pm
LUX, Waterlow Park Centre
Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19 5JF
Black 35 mm film on sheet of paper with pencil written explanations of all the different parts. There is an orange filter over the image.

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The ‘Cinematographa’ Cine Camera Workshops at LUX

Join us for cine camera-based workshops led by Margaret Salmon, coinciding with the launch of ‘Cinematographa’, a book and podcast, at the Open City Documentary Festival. Over two days, Salmon will host two workshops, each tailored for either amateur or experienced filmmakers. 

This workshop is supported by Open City Documentary Festival and Kodak.


Workshop 2: 35mm Arriflex IIC Camera Workshop for Advanced Cinematographers

For Womxn and Non-Binary people only

The second of the ‘Cinematographa’ workshops will be an advanced technical workshop introducing the Arriflex IIC camera to a group of experienced participants, working through the basics of 35mm camera operation as well as the principles of exposure and handheld filming technique particular to the IIC. 

The workshop will finish by each member of the group operating the camera to film a live ‘performance’ using handheld methods on 35mm film stock (approx. 4 minutes 30 seconds in total).

This workshop is aimed at very experienced analogue filmmakers/camera operators – with knowledge about using a light meter, loading analogue cameras and using equipment responsibly, with care. 

Salmon will provide the Arri IIC camera and LUX will support with film stock, developing, and scanning. 

Please bring outdoor clothing, good humour, patience and a packed lunch. 


Capacity: 8 people

Fee: General £200 Concession: £100


This event is presented in partnership with the Open City Documentary Festival (24 – 30 April 2024 at various locations in London).


Artist Biography:

Margaret Salmon (b. 1975, New York) lives and works in Glasgow. Concerned with a shifting constellation of relations, such as those between camera and subject, human and animal, or autobiography and ethnography, Margaret Salmon’s work often examines the gendered, emotive dynamics of social interactions and representational forms. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at institutions including Secession, (2023), DCA (2018/19), Tramway (2018) Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (2015); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA (2011); Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2007); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2007) and Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (2006). Her work has been featured in film festivals and major international survey exhibitions, including the upcoming Yokohama Triennial (2024), The British Art Show 9 (2021/22), Glasgow International (2021), Berlin Biennale (2010) and Venice Biennale (2007) London Film Festival (2018, 2016, 2014). Salmon won the inaugural MaxMara Art Prize for Women in 2006, and the 2021 Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists.


Material Cost Breakdown:

Analogue filmmaking is a valuable but pricey practice and while we strongly believe in the value of these workshops, we also recognise that financial constraints may be a barrier to participating. We want to therefore be transparent and communicate the material cost breakdown for the workshops. We also strive to work towards putting on more affordable workshops alongside these ones in the future.

  • One roll of 250D 35mm, 400ft. + shipping = £550
  • Camera insurance for Margaret’s super 8 and 35mm cameras =£60


Concession Ticket Information:

Concession tickets are offered for those who might experience barriers in attending. To make participation in the event as accessible as possible, you won’t be asked for any proof or ID – we just ask that you are honest.

Here are the questions to think about when planning to purchase a concession ticket:

  • I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them.
  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs.
  • I am able to afford non-essential expenses, such as dining out or entertainment activities.
  • I have very limited expendable income.
  • I rarely buy new items.


Access Information:

How to get to LUX:

Address: LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London, N19 5JF, UK

LUX is located inside Waterlow Park, not on the street. There are maps at all entrances to the park showing the location of LUX. The nearest park entrance to LUX is on Dartmouth Park Hill by the Dartmouth Park Lodge. You can find our exact entrance location on what3words.

Visual Story: How to get here

You can find more about how to get here on our website.

Please note Waterlow Park is on a hill and from Archway there is a steep walk up Highgate Hill. There are buses that run from Archway to Highgate Village.

The LUX building is fully wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible toilet facilities.

Magnifying Glasses and large print guides are available.

LUX general area is a scent-free and mid-bright environment. We ask participants to refrain from wearing perfumed products.

If you have any access needs to attend our events please contact us at +44(0)20 3141 2960 or [email protected]





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