From: JEFFREY PAULL (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Dec 27 2008 - 19:25:41 PST

For tinting movie film, also try Dr. Martin's Tranparent watercolors (all dye, no pigment particles).
There is also a Luma brand. Both tend to be very light fast.
Available at big art stores.
These dye watercolour paints have great intensity and a large range of colours.

Watercolours in tubes may also have pigments - finely ground pieces of colour - that
don't soak into the film, and so, don't tint very strongly.

If you are drawing on film, use permenant markers to mark on the base (shiny) side of the film,
and use non-permenant (meaning water based ink) markers on the emulsion side.
The emulsion gelatin absorbs water, and the dye along with it.
But the emulsion won't absorb the solvent-based permenant marker dye, so colour is weak.

Whatever you do use on the film - paint, inks, gold stars,
mind that stuff won't scrape off into the hot gate going through the projector,
or unknowingly wreck the super-clean equipment at the lab.
Anything transferring from film to metal in the hot projector gate tends to get baked on.
Oy vay!

Jeffrey Paull

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