Cross Processing "Does anyone have examples they could post"

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by fatboy22, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. fatboy22

    fatboy22 Subscriber

    Messages:
    350
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa City, I
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I was wondering if anyone had any examples of cross processing they could post. I would like to see what types of effects you can get by processing E6 film in C-41 chemicals and vice versa. Maybe someone could recommend a website with such images?

    Thanks,

    Jamie
     
  2. frugal

    frugal Subscriber

    Messages:
    150
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Location:
    Halifax, NS,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Here's a couple of shots I printed from E100G cross-processed (note that they may look different on your monitor than the actual prints). Most of my info on the subject was gleened from John Callow's (another APUG member) workshop at the APUG conference so he'd be a better person to ask than me.

    The quick summary is that you tend to get really saturated colours and very contrasty results. You also tend to get some kind of colour cast which you may be able to correct for while printing or you can correct for it when taking the shot (as I did in all of the above), or for that matter, you might like the effect of the colour cast.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. fatboy22

    fatboy22 Subscriber

    Messages:
    350
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa City, I
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Thankyou Frugal,

    Were those e6 film processed in c41?
     
  4. srs5694

    srs5694 Member

    Messages:
    2,725
    Joined:
    May 18, 2005
    Location:
    Woonsocket,
    Shooter:
    35mm
    A Google search turns up several sites with information on cross-processing, including these:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/machan/sets/1472819/
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/crossprocessing/discuss/81487/
    http://www.planetneil.com/faq/cross-processing.html
    http://coincidences.typepad.com/still_images_and_moving_o/2004/01/cross_processin.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_processing

    I've tried it a couple of times. Here are samples from my two efforts, both with Kodak Elite Chrome 200:

    http://www.rodsbooks.com/cross-processed-1.jpg
    http://www.rodsbooks.com/cross-processed-2.jpg

    Note that these are scans done with a film scanner. I did my experiments before I began traditional "wet" color printing, and I haven't gotten around to printing my cross-processed negatives yet. I've heard that scanning tends to minimize the weird color effects that cross-processing produces.
     
  5. Paul Sorensen

    Paul Sorensen Member

    Messages:
    1,897
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Location:
    Saint Paul, MN
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
  6. frugal

    frugal Subscriber

    Messages:
    150
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Location:
    Halifax, NS,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Yes, E-6 film (Kodak E100g) in C-41. Just in case you don't know, E-6 in C-41 will give you negatives without the usual colour mask since it's from a slide film that doesn't have the orange mask. C-41 film in E-6 will give you positives but you'll have the orange mask so will probably be less useful for you.
     
  7. mark

    mark Member

    Messages:
    5,270
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    Take a look in the gallery for John Callow's work. Lots of it and good stuff. You can also look on ebay under the seller peachbutt to see and maybe buy some of his work.
     
  8. fatboy22

    fatboy22 Subscriber

    Messages:
    350
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa City, I
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Thanks to all who have replied. I am starting to get to see whatsome of the effects look like. Looks like I will have to test some E6 film in C41 this weekend.

    Thanks Again,

    Jamie
     
  9. paxette

    paxette Member

    Messages:
    51
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    Canada
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    It will always be a toss up on what to expect from the film and developer. I've shot fuji RVP 64 at 100 twice and had it developed at the same place. On the first roll the colours were pretty accurate and on the second roll everything turned out with varying shades of blue (I didn't use a light correcting filter on the tungsten film when I shot it in daylight both times). I've also shot fuji superia and initially set the ASA dial to 100 then changed my mind halfway through the roll and set it to 200 (I'd have to look up what my exact settings were and how I asked to have it developed). If anything expect colour shifts and an increase in contrast.

    The car was shot using superia and the barn was shot using the RVP.

    Webmonkey also has a good overview of what you can expect from various types of film.
     
  10. timeUnit

    timeUnit Member

    Messages:
    558
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    Location:
    Göteborg, Sw
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
  11. ZorkiKat

    ZorkiKat Member

    Messages:
    346
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    Location:
    Manila PHILI
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Ektachrome Professional crossprocessed in C41. Exposed with a Lubitel 166B, studio strobes, 1/125 @ f/8

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Jay
     
  12. fatboy22

    fatboy22 Subscriber

    Messages:
    350
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2005
    Location:
    Iowa City, I
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Wow! Those are really wild colors Jay. Pretty Cool!
     
  13. retrocam

    retrocam Member

    Messages:
    11
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Ang galing Jay!!!

    :+:annie:+:
    P.S....'andito ka rin pala...:D
     
  14. timeUnit

    timeUnit Member

    Messages:
    558
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    Location:
    Göteborg, Sw
    Shooter:
    Multi Format