Processing film is much harder than it seems

Welcome back to my 3rd blog post! I have been quite busy this week so this post might be a little late. This week I have been taking photos for my class. Our homework this week was to take pictures with a theme. My theme is action shots. I have been taking pictures of my team members in gymnastics doing flips and different events. I am also going to try to take pictures of some of my friends playing lacrosse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyways, last class was so much fun: I got to process film. Since I missed one class to attend the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., I am a little behind. Processing film is so much harder than I expected. The first thing we had to do is roll the film in the developing tank. The developing tank looks like a car wheel except it is much much smaller. We practiced putting the film on our developing tank using fake film so we wouldn’t ruin the film with our actual photos. After practice, we went into the darkroom and put our film on the developing tank. It was very hard. I could not do it so a classmate helped me out:

  • Then we put the developing tank in 3 different types of chemicals. The developing tank stayed in each chemical for about 10 minutes. The length of time depends on what kind of film you have.
  • We then put the tank in water for 10 minutes.
  • Afterward, we took the film off the developing tank and put it into a type of vent. The film stayed in there for 20 minutes.

Then we finally got to see the negatives of our photos. It’s hard to see them. Here is a photo of the negative strip. If you hold the negative in the light you can see it much clearer. This was such a great experience. I cannot wait to process the negatives into photos in our next class. See you guys in a flash!

~Cindy

In the Halls: Rena

Photo by Mahalia

 

Student: Rena from Mendham, NJ

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2018

Precollege Course: HMW 157 Introduction to Menswear Sewing

Describe your personal style?

Stylish, Trendy.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?

Starbucks.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?

Meeting new people and being in an environment that I love.

Who or what inspires you?

Chanel and some of my favorite fashion/beauty YouTubers like Olivia Jade.

What do you want to do after you graduate from College?
I want to create my own business, as a fashion designer.

In the Halls: Jordan

Photo by Mahalia

 

Student: Jordan from Nutley, NJ

Program: Saturday Live Spring 2018

Precollege Course: HAR 087 Advanced Design Art Techniques 2

Describe your personal style?

Edgy, Grungy.

Where do you go on your breaks from class?

Starbucks or Prett.

What is your favorite thing about FIT?

I love getting the experience and meeting new people.

Who or what inspires you?

NYC’s diversity.

What do you want to do after you graduate from College?
I hope to be working in the Fashion Industry.

Instructor Spotlight: Daniel Silverstain

Daniel Silverstain, a former musician and record artist from Israel, discovered his passion for design on a trip to India where he practiced in knitting, screen-printing, and jewelry making. Daniel began his design career in Israel 2007, serving as the Visual Merchandise Director for the Israeli branch of popular label KEDS. In 2009 Daniel moved to New York in order to complete his studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology. While still an undergraduate, Daniel was selected to collaborate with the Danish-based fashion label Muuse, a fashion group that partners with emerging young designers from around the world to produce their collections and sell them to the public. Early in his career, Daniel worked with the design teams of renowned fashion brands such as 3.1 Philip Lim, Calvin Klein Collection, and Elie Tahari.

Prof. Daniel Silverstain teaches:
HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure     
HSX 084 Designing a Fashion Mini-Collection
JSX 013 Fashion Art: Faces and Figures 

Teaching Philosophy:
Fashion should be fun and inspiring. I believe working and doing what you love makes you feel like you are not working at all – I would love my students to experience just that. I like encouraging my students to feel inspired and create what they truly love. My job is to give each student the tools and skills that will enable them to achieve their dreams.
Industry Experience:
  • New York Fashion Week / Paris Fashion Week / Creative Director at KEDS / Designer at Calvin Klein Collection / Designer at Phillip Lim / Genart Fresh Faces Winner / Vogue Italia and Muuse Most Promising Designer.
  • In 2013, Daniel was recognized by the CFDA “for his outstanding achievement in Womenswear Design”, and awarded a member of the CFDA+.
  • Daniel has dressed top international artists such as Solange, Halsey, Michelle Monoghan, and Lady Gaga, was selected by Refinery 29 as one of the “8 new designers to bet on in 2015”, and Chosen by Marie Claire as one of the “Best Emerging Designers for 2016”.
  • Most Recently, Daniel was selected to participate in the 20th Anniversary of GEN ART – Fresh Faces during New York Fashion Week, and was awarded by leading industry professionals as the winner of the Incubator Award with Gen Art.