Destroy green and blue with RedScale film.

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Christian Polt writes in to say that RedScale film, which casts in image in a sea of firey colors, is now available off-the-shelf. It’s $15 for a pack of three 36-shot rolls.

This is the world’s very first pre-loaded and ready-to-shoot RedScale film – designed to re-cast your image in a sea of powerful and seriously intense red, orange, and yellow tones. With your “red-eyes” fully focused, allow us to show you this wunderbar effect – all thanks to a very special film that’s spooled on the wrong side.

Earlier, ambitious photographers had to respoole negative films themselves to get a redscale effect, now they come out of the box – ready to shoot. Even better: There is no special development needed, just get you pictures developed in your local lab, supermarket, drug store… A sweet innovation for analogue photography market that is more alive than you might think. Get all the information and lots of sample pictures at http://www.lomography.com/redscalefilm/. To get an idea of what is going on in the analogue photography scene, take a quick look at www.flickr.com/analog.

RedScale Film: Gallery [Lomography]

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16 Responses to Destroy green and blue with RedScale film.

  1. Trent Hawkins says:

    Will this be the next Matrix-Green treatment?

  2. winkingskunk says:

    I wouldn’t mind testing this out. Just once at least.

  3. technogeek says:

    Uhm… All this is really doing is using the film base as a filter, right?

    Should be possible to find a filter that does the same thing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Ow that hurts my eyes! Who the hell would wanna do that?

  5. Daniel Rutter says:

    I now know it’s just regular colour film flipped to work like the vertebrate retina, but when I first saw it the other day I just assumed those jammy gits at Lomo had found a bunch of film that was 20 years out of date and thought “We can sell every other kind of thrift-store junk for big bucks, why not this shit too?”

  6. aldenhg says:

    Anyone know what the spectral sensitivity of this film is? If it can see past red and into infrared it could be a decent replacement for HIE.

  7. Sam says:

    @#2:

    Photoshop the same effect: http://blog.epicedits.com/2008/02/15/photoshop-techniques-cross-process-and-redscale/

    Googled “redscale AND photoshop” and got a huge list.

    Definitely going to try it out and see what I can get.

    There’s a flickr group too – http://www.flickr.com/groups/redscale/

  8. pork musket says:

    Film? What the hell is film?

  9. kaiza says:

    Photoshop filter in 3….2….1….

  10. Rob Beschizza says:

    Soulless bastards!

    Nothing matches the fortifying experience of having to slave for hours over dangerous smelly chemicals.

  11. Latente says:

    :facepalm:

  12. Trent Hawkins says:

    #3 ok, well you can sniff a magic marker while you photoshop it.

  13. loganbouchard says:

    this photo looks like Mercenaries 2.
    i wonder if this film will be sensitive to the standard amber darkroom lights.

    and i think this is a little late to be doing this, as their market is aimed at the analog rebel film photographers, most of which know how to get this effect anyway. but whatever, at least companies are still thinking film at least a little bit.

  14. nprnncbl says:

    #6: Amber/red lights in darkrooms are only for black-and-white photo paper, AFAIK. Color paper and all film are sensitive to the whole spectrum of visible light.

    Think about it: if color film wasn’t sensitive to red/amber light, how could you take a photo of something that color?

  15. dculberson says:

    It’s worth noting that RedScale film is just regular color film wound backwards. If that wasn’t obvious from the content of the post…

  16. Not a Doktor says:

    But I want blue . . .

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