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Tipster of the Week: Filtered Sequences

With analogue photography, many fun things can be done: cross processing, multiple exposures, etc. and this is why we adore it! How about putting textures on your Lomographs with the aid of a digital software? An analogue heresy? Not really, and our Tipster here will reveal that these two unlikely things could work together!

Printed Transparent Mask for the Supersampler by afd_lsi

The idea of developing a mask for the Supersampler has been already shown. What if I make masks using other materials, software and computers – can it still be called analogue? Using those tools, I made a transparent mask with graphics on it.

Necessary Items:

  • Supersampler and your favorite film to feed her.
  • Graphics Software
  • Printable transparent paper.
  • Scissor, Cutter, Transparent Tape.

The process:

  1. Design the mask using a rectangle as the pattern (37mm x 24mm) divided in for parts (each has 9.25mm). This rectangle will be the guide for the drawing.
  2. Make the drawing that you want, using your favorite software. Don’t forget that each part of the rectangle is a “lens” of the camera and you can do different designs for each for more interesting sequences.
  3. After printing the final drawing, cut it.
  4. Place the transparent mask in the inside of the camera and with small pieces of transparent tape holds it in the desired place. (Be sure that it will not interfere with any of the camera’s mechanisms).
  5. Load the film on the Supersampler and you are ready to go.

The expired film I used for this had much grain than what I expected and it looks so cool with the printed mask!

written by afd_lsi

17 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    Cool idea ! Very nice results !

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  2. panelomo

    panelomo

    great results!

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  3. ululchen

    ululchen

    Wow! I think I'm gonna try that with my Holga... Thanks for sharing!

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  4. crayfish

    crayfish

    i'm ready to make my own mask for lc-a, to improve vignette)

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  5. afd_lsi

    afd_lsi

    Thanks for the kind comments.

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  6. honeytrees

    honeytrees

    this is the coolest thing ever!!!

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  7. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    lovely~!

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  8. annegreat

    annegreat

    I like this idea!

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  9. lawypop

    lawypop

    the masks can be used for other cams as well !!!

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  10. paper_doll

    paper_doll

    I KNEW IT! congrats afd :D

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  11. moochie_lomo

    moochie_lomo

    OK, that's awesome! Adds just the right graphic design touch to the shots - like they would in a magazine. I'd totally do this if I had a Supersampler! Got my vote!

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  12. indiesperer

    do you think you could upload a template or something like the ones you've used?
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  13. dfunkdamager

    dfunkdamager

    Awesome!!!! Great Idea

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  14. konbiw

    konbiw

    cool

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  15. brianbot

    brianbot

    this is really brilliant and super inspiring!
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  16. nural

    nural

    I wanna try this!!!

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  17. fancholland2

    fancholland2

    Pretty cool idea!! I gotta try that soon!

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