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Film Must Hate Me! Xpro & Redscale & Doubles

A fun and rewarding way to mistreat your film is to double expose a roll with yourself or a friend shooting the first layer normal and the second layer as redscale. Just watch the colors explode. If you want to further punish your film then give it the ol' x-pro treatment.

Using a roll of Lomo X-Pro slide film I shot the first layer at 250Roct which is about 200iso then after carefully rewinding it without it going back into the canister I cut off the leader and taped it to be wound into another canister upside down. After cutting a new leader I loaded it back into my camera and shot the second layer as redscale at the same settings. I then took the finished roll into the lab and had it x-proed for good measure. The results were mind blowing colors and crazy saturation. On one end of the spectrum were wild blues and on the other were sharp and fiery yellows and oranges.

With slide film the redscale effect generally is more sensitive because the emulsion layers aren’t as thick and foggy. It is wise to under develop that layer by a couple stops minimum. I unfortunately didn’t have the option of shooting any more than 200iso so a few of the pictures were totally overtaken with redscaled hues. A color negative film would be less sensitive and provide a toned down redscale effect if that was your aim, but then you have to realize you won’t get those wild x-pro colors. Make a film choice and a game plan and get out there and do it!!! You won’t be disappointed.

written by lomosexual_manboy

26 comments

  1. callumbum

    callumbum

    these are super cool

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  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    great idea! like the results,... # 2, 5 & 14 most

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  3. larslau

    larslau

    Hahah... You owned that roll of film!

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  4. stouf

    stouf

    waow ! This is super cool !!! congrats lomosexual_manboy !

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  5. ethermoon

    ethermoon

    I tried this with a negative film. It really is a great idea and fun.:)

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  6. dogma

    dogma

    Hey man this idea was in my plans too :))))))))))))cool :D

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  7. vicuna

    vicuna

    Crazy experimentation, I love it!!! :))) I already tried the Lomo x-pro in redscale xprocessed but never the double expo on both sides! Again a new thing I must add to my experimentation list! Thanks lomosexual-manboy!! :)))

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  8. graefin

    graefin

    so when I have a 200 iso film and will shoot the second layer as a redscale what iso setting to use? 400 or 100?

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  9. superlighter

    superlighter

    @graefin: 400 iso
    cool results!

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  10. superlighter

    superlighter

    @graefin: 400 iso
    cool results!

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  11. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    yeah, cool colors indeed :)

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  12. lomodirk

    lomodirk

    just amazing...

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  13. bluemie5

    bluemie5

    wow! good job!

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  14. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    @graefin
    You may want to think about even 800iso depending on how much redscale effect you want. With slide the emulsion isn't as thick. Next time I am going to tone it down; I was just a little limited with my Vilia.
    Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

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  15. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    @graefin
    You may want to think about even 800iso depending on how much redscale effect you want. With slide the emulsion isn't as thick. Next time I am going to tone it down; I was just a little limited with my Vilia.
    Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

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  16. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    @graefin
    You may want to think about even 800iso depending on how much redscale effect you want. With slide the emulsion isn't as thick. Next time I am going to tone it down; I was just a little limited with my Vilia.
    Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

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  17. ndroo

    ndroo

    Cool work there. I've did a 'both-side-exposure' double with ymmij some time ago but never tried it with slides xpro-ed. The colors are wild!

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  18. kirri-joy

    kirri-joy

    cool as tip!

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  19. gemma81de

    gemma81de

    What a crazy great idea :D Nice results.

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  20. eyecon

    eyecon

    It´s getting even crazier! Did somebody ever tried to redscale a slide film and xpro it? With double expo?

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  21. trash-gordon-from-outer-space

    trash-gordon-from-outer-space

    You are genius!

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  22. eggzakly

    eggzakly

    How much can you possibly do to one film?! I have been planning to do one of these, too, with my roll of velvia 50 220, glad I read this first! I didn't know you have to underexpose redscale slide film instead of overexposing it...

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  23. kylewis

    kylewis

    Nice work!

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  24. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Oh and I should mention that it is wise to compensate(underexpose) more for the redscale layer because since the first layer is already shot it will take that over versus shooting redscale first then normal on top of that and getting more normal results with red randomness. If you were to shoot slide film as redscale then you would likely shoot it as you shoot color negative.

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  25. panelomo

    panelomo

    very nice experiment, man!

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  26. granduque

    granduque

    New Diana F+ user here. Could you explain how one redscales? Thanks!

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