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Playing with Color: Imitating Revolog Kolor Film

I have always wanted to try Revolog Kolor Film, but for the mean time, I tried out a DIY substite.

Revolog is a film company that sells hand-made special effects film. Among their roster, I have always wanted to try the Kolor Film, which produces photos with transitioning shades of different colors. Below is a sample image.

Photo by jennson

People have hypothesized that this is a merely pre-exposed film. While I am yet to try the actual film, I decided to experiment on double exposure to achieve the similar effect.

Using PowerPoint, I simply prepared a slide and changed its background color to one of the presets. Then, I connected my laptop to my television for a bigger display.

I loaded a color negative film onto my SLR camera and photographed the screen, with one stop underexposure. This was done repeatedly for the entire roll. Then, I reloaded the roll in my LC-A+ and took snapshots with it. Although the results are not exactly the same to that of Revolog’s, some of the photos actually turned out nicely. I hope you try it!

written by renenob

24 comments

  1. dearjme

    dearjme

    It definitely is pre-exposed film. but there's no problem with that :)

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  2. liquorice

    liquorice

    Great results!

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  4. neanderthalis

    neanderthalis

    Very creative of you to try this. Congratulations on your results.

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  5. original_j2

    original_j2

    Great results! Can't wait to try it!

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  6. wolkers

    wolkers

    Thanks for trying that out. I was thinking about exactly the same. I made some bokeh or galaxy films with that technique before and I'm always getting asked how that can be achieved! Great work! The results are amazing and saved me a lot of trying, guessing and hoping :)

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  7. izadrazi

    izadrazi

    Definitely a cheaper alternative to that overpriced Revolog film. Great tipster! thank u.

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  8. ava_maria

    ava_maria

    Great idea!

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  9. sunbaby

    sunbaby

    BRILLIANT!!!

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  10. -dakota-

    -dakota-

    good idea! i have to try it!

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  11. tisburylane-

    tisburylane-

    I've always wanted to try revolog film, so that's awesome! What ISO did you use, or will it not matter?

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  12. giovannidecarlo

    giovannidecarlo

    GREAT ! ! ! !

    I will try this metod to ricreate the thunderbolts effect of the REVOLOG TESLA film . . .

    I think that I will shoot a tesla ball with a SLR !

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  13. percyowl

    percyowl

    A-mazing! I was considering using a similar technique for an idea I can no longer remember. When you rewind the film after the first set of exposures I presume you just feel for the slight 'give' rather than retracting the film all the way into the roll?

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  14. adam_g2000

    adam_g2000

    Love it, great idea!

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  15. renenob

    renenob

    @percyowl - I presume you just feel for the slight 'give' --> YES

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  16. renenob

    renenob

    @tisburylane- ISO does no matter, but this is Superia 400

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  17. xmaryx

    xmaryx

    great idea! i look forward to try

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  18. harrietgreen

    harrietgreen

    very smart! what a great idea :)

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  19. andyjerk

    andyjerk

    its great :)..
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  20. zekalinova

    zekalinova

    Great!! :)

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  21. wazzzaaaa

    wazzzaaaa

    @renenob possible po kaya to in reversed, used film tapos load ko sya sa slr? Thanks

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  22. kitija

    kitija

    GREAT!

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  23. aldana

    aldana

    Awesome !! Can't wait to try it ! But first the redscale diy. Thanks !

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  24. ilikephoto

    ilikephoto

    Hey @renenob! Awesome tip!
    Can you help me? What speed and aperture did you use to take pictures of the slides from Power Point?

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