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Photography
Tuesday to Friday: 11 am – 3 pm and 5 – 9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am – 3 pm

Audiovisual post-production
Tuesday to Friday: 11 am – 3 pm

Radio and sound
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am – 2 pm and 4 – 8 pm

Digital creation and production
Tuesday to Friday: 4 – 9 pm

Photography

Photography

The photography lab has two areas. One is an analogue section, equipped with a darkroom and several enlargers of various formats for developing and enlarging material that involves photochemical processing. The other is a digital lab, with computers, editing and image processing, design, book and fanzine publishing layout software, and a large-format printer.

Full list of photography lab equipment

  • Digital area
    • Macintosh computers for working with various software packages: video editing and post-production, image processing, design, book and fanzine publishing layout, etc.
    • Calibrated NEC MULTISYNC PA242W monitors
    • Canon IPF8400 inkjet printer
    • Epson v750 Pro scanner
  • Analogue area
    • 35mm enlargers
    • Medium format enlarger
    • Large format enlarger (maximum 4 x 5 inches)
    • Chemical products for black-and-white processing, tanks (maximum size: 30 x 40 cm)
    • A selection of basic standard tools
    • Multigrade contrast filters
    • Fibre-based paper dryer
    • Inks and bleaching agents for touch-ups
    • Reference library
    • Masking frames
    • Light table
    • Paper trimmer

Modes of use

  • 1 Photography projects
    The labs can be used for projects or research to be conducted entirely or primarily at La Casa Encendida, making use of our facilities under the constant guidance of expert staff members. To use these facilities, you must submit a project, and the lab team will evaluate it and let you know if it has been accepted or not.
    • Requirements
      Basic knowledge of B&W developing and printing techniques or the software to be used
    • Duration
      As long as required, establishing set hours and dates in advance
    • Registration
      Complete the lab request form and send your CV and a project dossier to laboratorios.lacasaencendida@montemadrid.es
  • 2 Sporadic use
    The lab facilities can also be used sporadically as a supplementary resource for developing artworks, projects or specific pieces.
    • Developing, retouching, toning and FB paper drying
      Users are supplied with chemical products and basic equipment for developing negatives in 35mm, 120mm medium format and 4 x 5" (10 x 15 cm) large format, as well as chemicals and drying equipment needed to produce archive-quality prints.
      • Requirements
        Basic knowledge of B&W developing and printing techniques
      • Duration
        Minimum 4-hour time slot
      • Registration
        Book time in advance by calling +34 91 467 60 18
      • Price
        Retouching, toning and FB paper drying: € 4 per four-hour time slot
        Film developing: € 2 / film – € 15 voucher / 10 films (on sale at the information desk in La Casa Encendida)
    • Use of enlargers for printing
      The lab will primarily be used to develop black-and-white film under the supervision of a technical and creative adviser. Users must bring their own photo paper and any specific materials needed to complete their work.
      • Requirements
        Basic knowledge of B&W developing and printing techniques
      • Duración
        Maximum of three time slots (12 hours) per month
      • Inscripción
        Registration on a first-come, first-served basis at the information desk in La Casa Encendida, the last Friday of every month, to book time on specific dates in the following month. If there are no time slots available, applicants will be put on a waiting list for that month only.
        Payment is due when the booking is made.
    • Use of equipment in the digital area
      You may request access to specific equipment in our lab for sporadic use.
      • Requirements
        Basic knowledge of the software to be used
      • Registration
        Complete the lab request form
      • Price
        €4 per four-hour time slot

Contact email for La Casa Encendida photography lab
laboratorios.lacasaencendida@montemadrid.es

Audiovisual post-production

Audiovisual post-production

The audiovisual post-production lab is a space equipped with special hardware and software for audiovisual processing, editing, design and post-production.

This equipment may be used sporadically or in a continuous manner for projects or research to be conducted entirely or primarily at La Casa Encendida.

Full list of post-production lab equipment

  • Specific software
    • Video editing: Final Cut Studio and Premiere
    • Digital image processing: Adobe Photoshop, Color, DaVinci Resolve and After Effects
    • Design, illustration and layout: Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator
    • Other software for format changes, compression, recording and DVD production
  • Equipment
    • Mac Pro
    • Blu-ray writer
    • DCP creation software
    • HDV recorder
    • Blackmagic professional monitor for colour retouching

Modes of use

  • 1 Audiovisual post-production projects
    The labs can be used for projects or research conducted entirely or primarily at La Casa Encendida, making use of our facilities under the constant guidance of expert staff members. To use these facilities, you must submit a project, and the professional labs team will evaluate it and let you know if it has been accepted or not.
  • 2 Sporadic use
    The lab facilities can also be used sporadically as a supplementary resource for developing artworks, projects or specific pieces, without the need to request continued access.
    • Registration
      Complete the lab request form
    • Price
      €4 per four-hour time slot

Contact email for La Casa Encendida audiovisual post-production lab
laboratorios.lacasaencendida@montemadrid.es

Radio and sound

Radio and sound

Full list of radio and sound lab equipment

  • Soundproof radio and sound studio
  • Professional equipment with Sennheiser microphones
  • Digital recording and editing software: Mar4Suite, Protools, Logic and Live
  • AEQ mixing console
  • Digital effects processor
  • Telephone connection
  • Analogue and digital recording material (CD, DVD, cassette, DAT and MiniDiscs)

Modes of use

  • Record radio shows, pilot or serial radio programmes, radio dramas, radio advertising spots, identifiers or voice recordings
  • Voice recordings for audiovisual projects, advertising, audio guides, educational and social projects, and generally any audio requirement described on the request form
  • Audio recordings for artistic projects: sound art, installations, audio montage, ambient sound and soundscapes
  • Dubbing voice-overs
  • Music recordings
  • Duration
    As long as required, establishing set hours and dates in advance
  • Registration
    Complete the lab request form
  • Price
    € 10 per four-hour session

Contact email for La Casa Encendida radio and sound lab
laboratorios.lacasaencendida@montemadrid.es

If you are interested in creating a radio show, see our radio call for proposals.

Digital creation and production

Digital creation and production

Tower II contains a space equipped with the latest computer-aided manufacturing technology. These tools are available to creators of any kind who want to materialise their designs and prototypes with the assistance and advice of technical experts.

These tools are made available to creators of any kind who want to materialise their designs and prototypes with the assistance and advice of a technical expert.

Equipment and machinery in the digital creation and production lab

  • Laser cutter
    • For cutting and engraving in .DXF format
    • Technology: 80 W CO2 continuous wave laser
    • Maximum cutting depth: 8 mm on plywood, MDF and wood; 10 mm on methacrylates
    • Cutting and engraving materials: cardboard, foamcore, card, rubber, plywood, cork, leather, MDF, EVA foam, wood, methacrylate, paper and fabric
  • SECABO C60 W vinyl cutting plotter
    • For cutting with vector-based formats: Adobe Illustrator .AI, Inkscape .SVG and .EPS
    • Maximum vinyl width: 60 cm
  • 3D printers
    • For 3D printing in STL format
    • Printing materials: ABS, PLA
    • Colours: depending on availability
    • Maximum printing dimensions:
      • Zortrax M200: 200 x 200 x 180 mm
      • EntresD Up Plus2: 130 x 130 x 130 mm
      • Mendel Max (RepRap): 200 x 200 x 200 mm
  • Registration
    See requirements and specifications on the lab request form, complete the form and send with all pertinent file attachments to the following email address: fabricaciondigital.lce@montemadrid.es
    After receiving your project proposal, the lab technician will send an email informing you of its viability, along with a production timeline and estimate of manufacturing costs. Users of the resource centre do not need to operate the machines, as this will be done by the lab technician.
  • Prices
    80W 60 x 40 cm laser cutter and engraver
    € 50 / hour
    €30 / ½ hour
    Cutting material not included

    SECABO C60 W vinyl cutting plotter
    € 15 / hour
    € 9 / ½ hour
    Cutting material not included

    ZORTRAX M200 Professional 3D printer
    € 12 / hour - max. 4 hours
    Z-ABS material included

    UP Plus 2 3D printer
    € 10 / hour - max. 4 hours
    ABS material included

    MENDEL MAX (RepRap) 3D printer
    € 8 / hour - max. 4 hours
    PLA material included

    Prep work for laser cutter and vinyl cutting plotter
    € 10 / hour

    Model prep work for 3D printing
    € 10 / hour
    € 25 / hour - technical expert

Contact email for the digital creation and production lab
fabricaciondigital.lce@montemadrid.es

If you are interested in all of these digital creation processes, see the La_b Marmita call for proposals.

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