This year, I discovered the Italian film brand Alterlogue and tested their color emulsions Nebula35 and Venusian Sensations.
The Nebula35 is a 200 ISO 35mm film with 36 exposures. It produces unpredictable spots of blue, red, green, yellow or orange. Sometimes the colorful spot is on the border of my picture. Other times it’s right the middle of the subject, as if there’s been a color explosion. The Nebula35 is now one of my favorites: The grain is fine, the colors are really close to reality, and the colorful spots don’t alter the contrasts. I even used it for a wedding, and the pictures came out perfect.
The other film I tested is Venusian Sensations. It is a 100-200 ISO 35mm film with 36 exposures. It produces pink or orange-tinted pictures. The Alterlogue website even mentions the colors fuschia, cerise and deep blacks. All the pictures I took with my roll are fuchsia, pink, or orange. I used it in 200 ISO, and unfortunately, some shots are overexposed. I think that the colors on the pictures depend on the light conditions and the original colors of the subject. The grain is fine too; I’m really impressed by the result. If you are into dreamy flourishes, go for Venusian Sensations.
The brand has other kinds of experimental film such as Sunrider Xpro 400 (for cross-processing), Interceptor C41 Cinema (a motion picture film), Astro Technical Pan (a 25 ISO black and white panchromatic film), AlterColor Phenix (a film with red and blue spots), and AlterColor Wyvern (gives a green cast). Plus, each roll of film is handmade and hand-rolled. It even comes with a lovely packaging.