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I saw an article awhile ago on how to make your own Redscale film, so I thought I'd share it with you all :)

It’s really simple to do; firstly, get two films and empty the canister by pulling out the entire roll and cut it off leaving about an inch or so on there (seems like a waste I know but it’s worth it), then cut the leader off the other film and sellotape it as neatly as possible to the other film you just cut, just make sure you taped it upside down then go in a darkroom or a changing bag but I did mine just under a blanket and wind the film from one canister into the other.

Once the film’s at the end, you can now pull the film out a little bit and cut it off again leaving an inch or so, so you can use that empty film to do another Redscale without wasting another entire roll. You then just cut a new leader on your reversed film and go out and shoot!

I used 200 film to make my redscale and shot it at 50iso in my LC-A, if you want to use it in another camera such as the Fisheye etc. use 400 film.

written by dogtanian

26 comments

  1. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Cool shots. Homemade redscale is super fun. I'm gonna have to shoot another roll again soon.

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  2. halfawakehaiku

    halfawakehaiku

    nice photos.
    I don't get this method though. It's easy to redscale using one roll of film. all my redscales have been done that way.

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  3. panelomo

    panelomo

    next experiment...

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  4. klicklack

    Neat tip!
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  5. livvyluv

    livvyluv

    Stunning!

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  6. sibu_sen

    sibu_sen

    Nice! I've been wondering how to go about this…

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  7. ilovemydiana

    ilovemydiana

    i have some pictures on my profile that i took with my holga this way. i just flipped the film upside down though. i think it was a little underexposed but still fun!

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  8. stouf

    stouf

    What a pretty gallery ! Congrats !

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  9. dogma

    dogma

    Yes :) i love baking redscale at home!

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  10. die_raupe2

    die_raupe2

    very cool

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  11. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    wow. picture no 1 is totally awesome. it's really interesting!

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  12. lomo-art

    lomo-art

    Cool !

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  13. nural

    nural

    I tried this and it really worked!!!

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  14. phoenix1206

    phoenix1206

    It's really very cool! Thank you for your tips!!

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  15. catfood

    catfood

    red scale is tight! but what i did was go to my local photo store and ask for some old film canasters... that way you don't have to wast an entire roll of film...
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  16. smbilgin

    smbilgin

    Thank you my friend. I tried your method with a roll of Kodak Colorplus 200 and loved it. You can check it on my home..

    Thanks again.. :)

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  17. sammy_a

    sammy_a

    would it work to: take a whole roll out of its canister, cut it with a few inches to spare and take the long bit and stick it back on the wee bit that will still be on the spool in the canister but the wrong way around?? that way you don't have to waist a whole roll

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  18. watttan

    watttan

    thanks for sharing ;)

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  19. mariaratfingers

    mariaratfingers

    cool! i must try this! i have a few questions though... do you just take it to your local lab and process as usual? or do you have to sort of warn the lab people that you did such a thing? won't your final photos be mirrored? do you have to tell them that it has a piece of sellotape? sorry for my many questions, i'm just really curious to try this and want to be sure not to mess up :)

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  20. buckshot

    buckshot

    @sammy_a: Yes, that sounds like a sensible *waist*-slimming solution! ;-)

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  21. owalderhaug

    owalderhaug

    I need to try this!! :D

    almost 3 years ago · report as spam
  22. goomba

    goomba

    You can also ask the labto give your canister back, that way you don't need to waste film. ;-)
    Excellent tipster!

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  23. nola4ever

    nola4ever

    Awesome! I'm definitely gonna try this!

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  24. easykiss

    awesome tips!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. iamtheju

    iamtheju

    mariaratfingers, yes the photos are reversed (which looks great when you look at places you know and hardly recognise them)
    I redscaled my film by pulling it out, and folding and taping it.
    I always warn the man processing my film of redscale or tape or anything out of the ordinary. it's just common courtesy i think.

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  26. pasadena85

    pasadena85

    @dogtanian: how do you tape the film to the rest of the pulled out film ? mens: with what do you tape?

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