dubblefilma specialist manufacturer of 35mm film and analog cameras, has launched a new cinema-inspired color film named CINEMA, made from reused motion picture film.
CINEMA is a fast ISO 800 color film for 35mm cameras and is made from camera film. The company removed the remjet protective layer to make it suitable for capturing stills.
“Expect epic colors, insane tones at night, a halo effect around bright red lights, and a bluish tone in daylight,” the company explains.
“As we all know there has been a severe shortage of color film around the world in recent months, so we are incredibly pleased to be able to provide new stock in the Dubblefilm family to quench the analog thirst!”
Sample films provided by Dubblefilm show vivid color images but with a distinct grain that some photographers will want to work with. The film seems to be adept at low light situations.
The 36-exposure C-41 film will cost $19, but Dubblefilm says that despite the film stock being sold out right now, it’s still a work in progress.
“The process of removing remits and queuing is extremely time consuming and in some films there may be light leaks in the first two or three frames. For electric cameras with DX readers, the DX code sticker is included and must be applied manually.
Below are some additional sample images provided by Dubblefilm that feature the CINEMA movie:
What is Remjet?
Remjet is a protective coating on the base of motion picture film that protects against light piping, base scratches, static electricity and halo from reflections during exposure.
It is a removable jet black layer composed of carbon particles and used on the famous Kodachrome film made by Kodak. However, the use of remject on Kodacrhome made the development process extremely complicated and had to be done by professional technicians. Remjet cannot be used when using standard filmstrip processing.
Films that have a remnant should be processed using ECN-2 film lab processing which is incompatible with the short duration used in still photography.