So you want to try red scale film but are having trouble to find one? No problem. Make one for yourself.
The redscale do-it-yourself version is not a new thing, much like sneaking under layers of a duvet, blanket or sleeping bag aren’t new tricks for DIY developing.
The things you will need are:
1. 2 films: one with film and another one without film in it (not totally empty, but with only a few centimetres film left)
2. Cellophane tape
Okay, so here we go…
- Tape both films together using the cellophane tape.
- Take out the spool.
- Then put the emptied cassette on the left recess of the camera and another one on the right.
- Mark the emptied cassette so you won’t forget which is which.
- Close the back of the camera.
- Wind the rewind knob (the usual routine every time you’re done with the film).
- Keep on turning the knob and stop when it can no longer be turned.
- It’s done! Open the back of your camera and your DIY red scale film is ready!
- You can snap a picture right away or cut it to use with another camera.
PS: Oh, and keep the emptied cassette. You might need it again in the future.
So the result…