Film Lab Rats - "Everything you wanted to do with film but were too afraid"

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Yes folks, today we bring you another edition of Film Lab Rats. This one is extra-special, because your aggressive ideas (you know, the ones you were too anxious to try yourself!) were tested by our fearless Lab Rat Superhero, Mandi. So get ready with your pens and paper, and prepare to take notes! Off to the Lab we go…

Yes folks, today we bring you another edition of Film Lab Rats. This one is extra-special, because your aggressive ideas (you know, the ones you were too anxious to try yourself!) were tested by our fearless Lab Rat Superhero, Mandi. So get ready with your pens and paper, and prepare to take notes! Off to the Lab we go…

Flaming Sambuca

Sent in by Wilber:
“Expose the film to extreme colds, then instantly expose it to extreme heat. Or something like that. Bathe it in some flaming sambuca? :-)”

Mandi says: “Sambuca is a clear liquor with a good amount of alcohol (38%) and a strong smell of aniseed. A flaming Sambuca is obviously a drink set on fire.”

Klick here to find out more!

Drippin’ with the Gasoline

From Janisthewanis:
“What about dripping gasoline on your film and lighting it on fire for a second or two, only use a little gas for safety reasons and because its more expensive than your film.”

Mandi says: “Another heatseeker experiment! WARNING: Don´t try this experiment at the gas station, there are easier and less dangerous ways to make enemies / go to jail / burn yourself.”

You’ve been warned! Proceed with caution! Click here and find out more!

Toothpaste, baking soda and … film

This was sent in by: Fash_on:
“Scrub the developed film with baking soda toothpaste, random motions, then soak it in mouthwash for a couple of hours? Try different colored mouthwashes, blue, red, green.”

Mandi says: “I took 2 different brands/types to see if there is any difference. Extra baking soda, just in case. Mouthwash, green (extra mint, yum!).”

See the full procedure here!

Swap your ideas for piggies!

Perhaps you were inspired and bravely took the risk to concoct your own film experiments? Send your detailed instructions and accompanying pictures to: manfred.steininger@lomography.com, and we’ll give you 20 piggies for your efforts! But if you’d rather let us do the dirty work, send your ideas and get 5 piggies if we choose to try your suggestions.

written by d_i_d on 2008-08-12 in #news

8 Comments

  1. makeyuu
    makeyuu ·

    i tried the rotten rice thing. right now the film is in a plastic bag together with a brown stinky porridge of rice and spores..... i dont know if i dare take it out.

  2. wilber
    wilber ·

    He he he!

    x

  3. agrimony
    agrimony ·

    is there an extra bonus for health risk? some kind of hazard bonus? :D

  4. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    thanks Mandi :D
    I was afraid to try myself, your lab report gets A+ from me!

  5. brendend
    brendend ·

    mmmm setting things on fire!? i'm so there.

  6. zorgzorg
    zorgzorg ·

    hmm i cannot uderstand one thing, i did send once a fev of mine burned negatives (burned, stretched fucking paintedboiled microwaved) for labrats, and noone did not even read it or maby he was. now someone provide us this cool and really rare style that nobody even seen or heard about, so brilliant and one of its kind, first class and pioneering almost. how cool is that?

  7. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    mister zorg ist the negative-former! "just a little stretching..." i remember well!

    anyways... on agfa-films the write "keep away from formalin- vapours"... WHY?!?!? will you try it?

  8. janisthewanis
    janisthewanis ·

    you really lit your negatives on fire? I was kink of kidding but that is neat really.

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