Sunday, December 2, 2018

Dubblefilm 35mm Pre-Exposed Funness

Film photography is fun. Digital photography is fun. Taking photos is fun. Film photography is becoming more fun with the recently introduction of several creative “pre-exposed” film stocks. These are color film stocks partially or fully pre-exposed with different colors or designs. My guess is they use some form of template over the film and then shock it with different colored lights, lasers, etc. But, hey, I’m just guessing.

There are several small companies with films available. KONO! & revolog are two. We now have another with Dubblefilm. I like to call these “party” or “artistic” style films. Very lomo. They introduce bright colors splashes or partial areas with various colors. KONO! & revolog also have pre-exposed effects like dots, lightning strikes, UFOs, scratches, etc. Like I said, just for fun.

I’ve shot several of these films previously but just purchased 2 rolls of Dubblefilm. I shot a roll of Dubblefilm Jelly & Dubblefilm Sunstroke. They also have stocks named Bubblegum, Monsoon & Moonstruck. The cool thing for me is my local photography store, Roberts Camera / USED Photo Pro has started to distribute the film. YES!

Each has a unique effect. All of the Dubblefilm films are Kodak alaris Kodacolor Gold 200 stock rerolled back into the Kodak canister. It’s not like that’s a big mystery, you can see the Kodak name through the label. All are DX coded 200 ASA with 24 exposures.  Because this is color negative film you can get it developed almost anyplace using C-41 chemistry. Or, you can develop it at home like I do.

I shot the 2 rolls with an Olympus Stylus point & shoot. I decided to use this camera because it’s trusty, light tight and I know the results when using color. I knew any effects would therefore come from the film not old camera light leaks.

The first 2 rolls came out groovy. Shot & developed easily. I got the desired effects in both shadows and bright light. Every photo had a slightly different effect with was cool. The effects were very pronounced. I enjoyed shooting the Dubblefilm and have already purchased a roll of Moonstruck to try next.

This is not everyday film (one reason is because it’s a bit pricey), but a film to play with now and again. I’m a fan. Here are some photos

Dubblefilm Jelly

Dubblefilm Sunstroke

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