This is the easiest way to make a redscale roll… ever.
I discovered this when I was at the beach and wanted a redscale film to shoot the sunset but only had a regular roll.
What you will need:
- A roll of 35mm film
- A Lomography Sprocket Rocket Camera
- Scissors (optional)
What happened that day at the beach? I just placed the roll inside my Sprocket Rocket… Upside down! It fit but I had one problem, I needed to make a new leader and I didn’t have scissors. Guess what? I used my nails to cut a piece of the roll and it worked perfectly!
When you place the roll upside down, the camera’s rewind knob won´t come all the way down but it will still rewind the film. Also, to rewind you will have to turn the knob in the opposite direction of the arrow.
Usually my homemade redscale film gets really “dirty” like the following picture
I think this is because when the film is processed the emulsion side is in contact with the transport system of the processing machine. If you make redscale this way, this won´t happen.
Finally, this technique also makes EBS (Expose Both Sides) really easy :)