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The Evil Doktor Frankenfilm continues his Abominable Photonic Experiments & Crimes Against Nature

Discussion in 'Film Camera Forum' started by pdh, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Mountain Dew, crushed skittles and coffee grounds?
     
  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I think in the UK (in the '70s?), Mountain Dew was a particularly nasty cheap alcoholic drink much favoured by tramps and teenagers (rather than a particularly nasty US soft drink as it is now). And Skittles used to be called "Glees" here.

    In some ways a pity about #2, I might go back today and nab it again with film that I'm not planning for chemical abuse.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    In the late 80s, I turned that nasty US soft drink into a nasty alcoholic drink on more than one occasion.

    I like #3 best
     
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  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Somehow I'm not surprised ...

    also, yes 3 nice
     
  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Eeeekkk!!!

    lol -- very striking. The doctor is certainly shooting "for effect"!
     
  7. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Oh, wow, I can hear the colors!

    Cheers, Jock
     
  8. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    The men in white coats are coming!

    Barrie
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    they've been on call for quite some time.
     
  10. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    take those charm boots off, Mr. L

    just to say, not much PP on these, it's pretty much what the negatives look like to the nekkid eye.
     
  11. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Interesting for sure. Do you want to reveal any technical info? I would like to know.
     
  12. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Well Don ... this is ordinary, cheap C41 (colour negative) film exposed normally.

    The processing however is really very Frankenstein, and would lead to much rolling of eyes and shaking of heads by colour photo-chemists.

    In essence I used E6 type processing steps, to produce transparencies (i.e. positives) from a negative-type colour film.

    The chemistry was heavily bastardised as I don't have all the correct chemicals for either the 1st dev or the bleach.

    Plus I adulterated the 2nd dev (for which I do have the correct C41 chemicals) with peroxide, and then had a brain-fade moment and unintentionally doubled the development time for the 2nd dev.

    The result seems to have been a complete failure to develop one of the dye layers. hence the two-colour result, and extreme intensification of the remaining ones. But probably only a proper photo-chemist familiar with both E6 and C41 could explain what's gone on here.

    Also, there seem some extreme edge effects, and partial inversion. Which may be because of the bastardised 1st dev, or incomplete fogging step, or a combination of both, or something else altogether.

    I undertook this just for fun, and quite expecting either a complete failure, or some bizarre effects, but the results I did get were highly unexpected ...
     
  13. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    Thanks for sharing the process (a franken-cross processing one at that, it seems).The results are certainly very striking. Shows the young 'uns that not all "post processing" effects needed software in the days of yore...
     
  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    And they don't need them now either
     
  15. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    :thumbup:
     
  16. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Fun stuff Paul!