Experiment: Cheap Film Scanner and Redscale Film

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Here's another tipster that is quick but need some patience to accomplish!

The examples seen in this effect were done with DNP Centuria 100 (Do-It-Yourself Redscale Film). I recommend to use just any ordinary negative film that is both cheap and simple to play with.

What You’ll Need

• 1 Roll Redscale Negative Film
• Patience
• Cheap film scnanner (I bought it for USD 22.00 only!)

Step One:
Load the film into the camera. Snap, snap and snap. Rewind the film.

Step Two:
Keep your film at warm place (window, kitchen, etc). Just leave it up to a maximum of 4 months. Add some patience and excitement while you wait for the result. Then process it normally and scan it with cheap film scanner.

Voila! these are my results;

written by pikc on 2011-04-11 in #gear #tipster #quickie-tipster #film #redscale #negative

12 Comments

  1. mariaratfingers
    mariaratfingers ·

    cool results!

  2. pikc
    pikc ·

    Thank you!

  3. khalilfahmi
    khalilfahmi ·

    cayalah anis.;)

  4. pikc
    pikc ·

    Terima kasih kawan-kawan.

  5. pikc
    pikc ·

    Terima kasih kawan-kawan.

  6. pikc
    pikc ·

    Thanks to all!

  7. tmukmkd
    tmukmkd ·

    akhirnya aku masuk balik dalam lomowall. aku baru upload redscale. semalam baru re-scan. kene check betul2 dia tak buat color correction b4 scan. haiz

  8. pikc
    pikc ·

    Kena betulkan sendirilah nampaknya.

  9. angelhaken
    angelhaken ·

    do you think it is really necessary to let the redscale film rest for 4 months ?
    I think the effect mainly comes from the cheap scanner :). As the film is redscale the scanner has some trouble with the auto-white balance. Maybee the scan is only with 8-bit color-depth then the inverting is a little hard to do ..

  10. luna_antonio
    luna_antonio ·

    totally agree with @angelhaken the result comes from the cheap scanner not the film. I bet if you send them to print, you´ll be most amazing by the results and the complete different outcome you get. ever tried using a good scanner on them. I assure you time is unlikely to affect the negative inside the cannister.

  11. angelhaken
    angelhaken ·

    @luna_antonio well i think the time ( 4 months on a hot place ) will actually effect the film but not in the way visible on the images. ( not really ) . You might loose some tonal range ( pictures get dull ) and you will loose some sharpness as well as the gelatine layer is affected by heat.

  12. lauragemalucas
    lauragemalucas ·

    which cheap scanner did you use? I really want to buy one for just 30 quids but im doubtful with the results i will get.. will my pictures be poor quality?

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