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The right way to Develop Shade Constructive Movie at Dwelling (E6 Course of)

Anddd…. we’re again. After growing colour damaging movie and black and white movie at dwelling for the previous 4 years, I lastly discovered about colour constructive movie (I don’t know what took me so lengthy). I had heard of colour constructive movie up to now – primarily after I developed a roll of colour constructive movie with out realizing it in a c41 (colour damaging) course of, and the photographs got here out all tousled. Nevertheless, I actually began wanting into it extra after I noticed a submit on reddit of somebody growing colour constructive movie at dwelling. I used to be actually hooked after I noticed a video the place somebody was pulling precise colour movie that you can see proper out of the tank.

Now if you happen to don’t know a lot about colour constructive (like how I used to be) then you definitely’re in all probability pondering – ‘properly, doesn’t all colour movie truly come out of the tank (bodily)?’ Effectively, sure, however you possibly can truly see colour constructive movie with out inverting the colours like colour damaging movie. SO if you pull the movie out of your tank, you’ll truly see seen photographs with their pure colours. Test it out under:

All photographs/sources © Moloney Inventive Company.

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After I noticed which you can develop movie and really see the photographs proper out of the tank, it modified my complete mindset round growing. Particularly as a result of I’ve already discovered colour damaging and black and white damaging growing. It made me really feel like I actually gained some information, now having the ability to develop three totally different sorts of movie!

For those who’re nonetheless intrigued by the colour constructive photographs, let’s check out how develop colour constructive movie at dwelling, utilizing the usual E6 Course of!

Supplies You Have to Develop E6 Movie At Dwelling

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Earlier than you possibly can truly develop colour constructive movie (or any movie), you’ll want the appropriate tools, and the appropriate chemical substances. Beneath I’ve put collectively a listing of some belongings you’ll want to start out growing and a few further objects you may need to have simply to make the method a bit of bit simpler.


Earlier than You Begin

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Lastly, earlier than you get began, you’ll must set the temperature of your whole chemical substances to 105° F (41° C). You are able to do this by leaving your chemical bottles in a bucket with water set as sizzling as you possibly can go.

So… now your chemical substances are on the appropriate temperature, and your movie is in your growing tank – let’s get began.

Growing Shade Constructive Movie (E6 Course of)

To get the total image, you’re going to need to take a look at our video demo with Matt, however proceed under to be taught the step-by-step course of! Plus, take a look at our E-6 Course of Information under the video to make it even simpler if you begin processing!

Matts E6 Process

Step One: Wash

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The very first step, as you possibly can see in our information above, is to clean your movie (with operating water) for 60 seconds. Now is an efficient time to place in your rubber gloves and your protecting eyewear you probably have them!

Step Two: Developer

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Subsequent, you’re going to start out the growing course of. Flip off the water and pour out the entire water that’s in your tank nonetheless. Then you possibly can pour your developer into the tank till full.

As soon as the developer (set to 105°F) is in your tank, you’ll be growing for six.5 minutes. *NOTE* for this course of, utilizing Arista’s E6 Chemical compounds, you’ll have to add 15 seconds to the growing time after each 2 rolls*.

Throughout your growing time, you must invert your growing tank a handful of occasions each 30 sec to verify the entire movie is evenly coated, and that the chemical substances don’t settle on the backside. See our video to look at what an inversion cycle appears like.

As you method the tip of your growing time, flip your water on and set the temperature to 105°F (to stay constant) in order that it’s prepared for when your completed.

As soon as your growing time is up, pour the chemical substances again into your developer bottle and put this bottle to the aspect to keep away from confusion.

Step Three: Wash

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After your developer is put to the aspect, go forward and place the growing tank underneath the water set to 105°F. As soon as your tank is stuffed with water, dump all of it out. Do that once more 7-10 extra occasions to verify the entire chemical substances are out of the tank.

Step 4: Shade Developer

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Now that your tank is clear once more, we will begin the colour growing course of! This step will take 4.5 minutes, and also you’ll be performing the identical inversion cycles as you probably did with the primary growing step. *NOTE: no time added to paint growing stage regardless of what number of rolls*

Go forward and pour your chemical substances in and proceed processing for 4.5 minutes. As you method the tip of your colour growing time, set the water to 105°F once more. Now pour your colour developer again into its respective bottle as soon as your time is up, and set this bottle to the aspect once more to keep away from confusion.

Step 5: Wash

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Subsequent, repeat the identical 7-10 water cycles to verify your growing tank is clear.

Step Six: Blix

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The final primary step (with chemical substances) for this E6 Course of would be the BLIX stage. That is the ultimate bleaching course of, and will probably be a ten minute step.

Begin by pouring out any remaining water in your developer tank after which fill it together with your Blix. As soon as full, put the lid on and course of for the subsequent 10 minutes. Remember to use the identical inversion cycles as in earlier steps!

Now that you simply’re getting the dangle of this, you’re in all probability already setting your water to 105°F if you’re about to complete with this 10 minute step. Go forward and pour your Blix again into its bottle if you’re completed.

Step Seven: Wash

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Lastly, you’re nearly there. For the ultimate wash course of, I wash my movie at 105°F for five minutes, letting the water run and dumping it out many occasions to make sure the movie is totally cleaned from any remaining chemical substances.

Step 8: Get pleasure from!

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Now… The step we’ve all been ready for – inspecting the colour POSITIVES. Sure, you learn that proper. We’re not pulling negatives out of the tank, we earned this! Go forward and pull your positives out of the tank, squeegee them off, and dangle them to dry!

We actually hope that you simply loved this E6 Processing tutorial. For those who discovered from it, remember to share with one other movie buddy 🙂

Additionally, remember to sustain with Matt’s work for extra growing, movie cameras, and Tremendous 8!



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