Redscaling film is essentially re-rolling film so that it’s shot through the shiny side. You tend to get a heavy red-orange colour cast in your images due to the film base. Lomography (and I think Rollei) sells it ready rolled but it’s pretty easy to do yourself if you have the following bits (this is for 35mm) –
- 35mm film which you want to use (I used Agfa Vista 200 since it’s cheap and cheerful)
- Used 35mm canister with a bit of film sticking out
- Marker pen
- Sticky labels (to relabel the rescaled film canister)
- Film changing bag or somewhere dark, like pitch black dark
Trim off the leader and tape it to the excess film on the used film canister like below.
In complete darkness, roll the new film into to the old film canister. Just keep rolling until you meet resistance and then trim off the end. Use the leader you cut off earlier as a template for the new leader on the redscaled film and you’re good to go. Easy peasy. You can use the donor canister to make more redscale film or bulk load with something else.
Given how dense the film base is, I shot it at ISO 50 and developed normally as if it were shot at ISO 200. It’s pretty difficult to overexpose. Here are some of the results.