My first E-6 On Super 8. Me and my partner in Bath VNF 1 film cross process
Yesterday me and my partner decided to take my super 8 camera into bath... my newer film has not arrived yet so settled on a fridge-stored ektachrome,which required the VNF 1 process. hours of researching turned up just that I would get a blue/magenta cast and that it was like a push process of several stops. So I said lets just shoot it and see what happens. I was supposed to be in scotland but have had to move the date forward... It was filmed on a chinnon 671 camera at 18fps with the intention of playing it back at about 8.
Back at home in the darkroom I slowly uncoiled it into my developing tank, E-6 chemicals bought up to temperature in the kitchen sink (38C).
I developed for 5:30 in the first developer, deciding to knock off 30 seconds due to the extreme push process that E6 apparently does on VNF-1 film. 6 in the colour one and blixed for 6 minutes but then decided it wasn't fixed enough so fixed for an additional 3 minutes. Then washed for several minutes then used the stabiliser.
The colours came out so well and focus was sharp! On this video though the iPad camera kept trying to focus so was blurring parts of the video!
We loved watching this video and we had the intention of slowing it down to 8fps or thereabouts. My first E-6 processing and It was easy as anything! A couple of areas had uneven development where it had contacted the sides of the tank but otherwise for such an old film it came out so well! There was quite a bit of grain but it was fun to film! I was surprised at how sharp the film was, but the digital upload lost alot of the sharpness among other things, it had a reasonably good representation of the colours. The youtube upload has also added loads of pixelation and there is very little contrast on the video, but the actual film when projected is stunning! I do plan to upload a higher quality version when I get the chance to borrow a good digital camera, I do not own a decent digital camera as I do not use digital much!
Having a stab at E-6 and super 8 paid off and it was so rewarding! I had no lightmeter as my battery has not arrived yet as its coming from the U.S, most of it was filmed at f.11 but the river bit at f 5.6.
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