Playing with Color: Imitating Revolog Kolor Film


I have always wanted to try Revolog Kolor Film, but for the mean time, I tried out a DIY substite.

Revolog is a film company that sells hand-made special effects film. Among their roster, I have always wanted to try the Kolor Film, which produces photos with transitioning shades of different colors. Below is a sample image.

Credits: jennson

People have hypothesized that this is a merely pre-exposed film. While I am yet to try the actual film, I decided to experiment on double exposure to achieve the similar effect.

Using PowerPoint, I simply prepared a slide and changed its background color to one of the presets. Then, I connected my laptop to my television for a bigger display.

I loaded a color negative film onto my SLR camera and photographed the screen, with one stop underexposure. This was done repeatedly for the entire roll. Then, I reloaded the roll in my LC-A+ and took snapshots with it. Although the results are not exactly the same to that of Revolog’s, some of the photos actually turned out nicely. I hope you try it!

Credits: renenob

written by renenob on 2012-06-08 in #gear #tipster #imitation #quickie-tipster #negative #film #tips #doubles #powerpoint


  1. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    It definitely is pre-exposed film. but there's no problem with that :)

  2. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    Great results!

  3. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Very creative of you to try this. Congratulations on your results.

  4. original_j2
    original_j2 ·

    Great results! Can't wait to try it!

  5. wolkers
    wolkers ·

    Thanks for trying that out. I was thinking about exactly the same. I made some bokeh or galaxy films with that technique before and I'm always getting asked how that can be achieved! Great work! The results are amazing and saved me a lot of trying, guessing and hoping :)

  6. izadrazi
    izadrazi ·

    Definitely a cheaper alternative to that overpriced Revolog film. Great tipster! thank u.

  7. ava_maria
    ava_maria ·

    Great idea!

  8. sunbaby
    sunbaby ·


  9. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    good idea! i have to try it!

  10. tisburylane-
    tisburylane- ·

    I've always wanted to try revolog film, so that's awesome! What ISO did you use, or will it not matter?

  11. giovannidecarlo
    giovannidecarlo ·

    GREAT ! ! ! !

    I will try this metod to ricreate the thunderbolts effect of the REVOLOG TESLA film . . .

    I think that I will shoot a tesla ball with a SLR !

  12. percyowl
    percyowl ·

    A-mazing! I was considering using a similar technique for an idea I can no longer remember. When you rewind the film after the first set of exposures I presume you just feel for the slight 'give' rather than retracting the film all the way into the roll?

  13. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    Love it, great idea!

  14. renenob
    renenob ·

    @percyowl - I presume you just feel for the slight 'give' --> YES

  15. renenob
    renenob ·

    @tisburylane- ISO does no matter, but this is Superia 400

  16. xmaryx
    xmaryx ·

    great idea! i look forward to try

  17. harrietgreen
    harrietgreen ·

    very smart! what a great idea :)

  18. andyjerk
    andyjerk ·

    its great :)..

  19. zekalinova
    zekalinova ·

    Great!! :)

  20. wazzzaaaa
    wazzzaaaa ·

    @renenob possible po kaya to in reversed, used film tapos load ko sya sa slr? Thanks

  21. kitija
    kitija ·


  22. aldana
    aldana ·

    Awesome !! Can't wait to try it ! But first the redscale diy. Thanks !

  23. ilikephoto
    ilikephoto ·

    Hey @renenob! Awesome tip!
    Can you help me? What speed and aperture did you use to take pictures of the slides from Power Point?

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