Create your very own upsized film roll!

Film Photography Day is just around the corner, so we’re showing you how to pull all photographic stops to make it more memorable. This time, we’re bringing you an upsized 35mm film roll for party decor!

Image via Instructables

Wow your Lomo buddies when you host a cool analogue-themed party on Film Photography Day this coming April 12th with this huge film roll! We just love the way it looks and we’re keen to see you try it out.

We spotted this on GorillazMiko’s Instructable article and we can’t help share it with you to keep you filled with analogue love. Everything about this gigantic 35mm film roll makes us smile, from the cute canister to the working spool that advances and rewinds “film” with sprocket holes in it!

Here are the things you’ll need to create this nifty film prop:

  1. large container (it’s highly advisable that you use powdered drink cans)
  2. yellow construction paper
  3. black construction paper
  4. a 9 inch-long plastic cylinder
  5. spray paint can caps (you need to have at least one in color black)
  6. duct tape
  7. cutter or scissors
  8. electrical tape
Images via Instructables

Steps:

  1. Get your container and cut a slit on one side to make an opening for your film canister. Also, cut a hole on top of the lid to house the spray paint can cap later.
  2. Using the yellow construction paper, cover the sides of the can to make it look like an iconic Kodak 35mm film roll.
  3. Get the black construction paper and join it to make the “film” using the electrical tape. If you can find a roll of construction paper that you can use, you can save a lot of time since you won’t have to manually join each sheet of paper to make a continuous “roll of film.” Make sure you get the 35mm film roll look by cutting a leader on your film.
  4. Get the sprocket holes ready by cutting the “film” with a pair of scissors or a sharp cutter. Make sure that you don’t overdo the cutting so you get the iconic sprocket holes correctly.
  5. Using the plastic cylinder, create the “spool” where you’ll put the “film” you just finished cutting and secure them on the plastic cylinder using duct tape. Get the spray paint can caps and cut a slit on both of them to support the film in and out of the spool.
  6. Once you’re done with the spool, insert it in the canister and complete your upsized 35mm film roll!
Image via Instructables

After you marvel at your very own upsized film roll, you can get creative and put photos on the film itself to make it look like an authentic, albeit gigantic film roll. Don’t be afraid to get crazy with your ideas and use other color schemes and brands to pattern your film roll on.

Now all you need to do is find a way to keep your thank all your guests who had more made a compliment or two regarding your unique analogue party prop.

All information and photos used in this article were sourced from Instructables.

written by cheeo on 2014-04-07 in #gear #tipster #huge-film-roll #prop #tipster #diy

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