If you're willing to spare some red wine for an awesome film experiment, then you'll find this tipster useful! The film soup that I propose is very simple to do. It only needs one fluid — as I mentioned — red wine. With this soup, you will get pictures like these:
You can see an explosive effect in some parts of the negative due to the concentration of alcohol in the wine. To get started, prepare the following materials:
- Red wine
- A roll of film that will serve as the guinea pig. For this experiment, I opted for Kodak Gold 100
As I said before, the experiment is very simple. Just take a glass, fill it with red wine, and soak the film. I suggest you let it rest for one night. Afterward, remove the film from the glass and let it dry.
There are two ways to dry your film. The simplest but also the longest is to leave the film to dry on its own. On average, it takes a couple of weeks. For a faster drying process, you would have to remove the film from the roll. In this case, the whole procedure must be carried out in complete darkness or else run the risk of burning the emulsion with light. Obviously, when you’re drying the film, it’s good to always do it in the dark. Afterward, rewind the film into the canister but leave a little piece of the leader out.
Here are some examples taken with the Pentax MX:
As you can see, the effect is very special. In almost every picture, there's that one part where it seems there's an effect similar to an explosion and a light purplish/bluish coat due to the wine.
Here are my other alcohol-based film soups, in case you missed them (all in Italian):
- Experiment N° 5 Un rullino alla birra
- Experiment N° 6 Un rullino nella grappa
- Effetti Collaterali: Cocktail Red Passion
- Effetti Collaterali: un rullino all'anice