From: Robert Schaller (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Feb 28 2010 - 10:43:59 PST
Low speed printing emulsions are not too difficult; a good resource is
Silver Gelatin by Martin Reed and Sarah Jones, Argentum, London, 1995
As they point out, making emulsion "gets exponentially more complex as more
advanced features are designed in", and "fast enough to be shootable" is
just such and advanced feature. The shootable fastness of camera film that
we all take more or less for granted is the product of years of research by
Eastman Kodak and others, and involves many proprietary secrets that they've
figured out. As long as we can buy super-sensitive camera film, I, for one,
have turned my attention to other things that the big companies don't do.
But if the day ever comes when we can no longer buy camera film, then what?
I, too, am very interested to hear whether anyone out there is working on a
shootably fast homemade emulsion, and what they might share about it?
On 2/27/10 11:37 PM, "Alex McCarron" <email suppressed> wrote:
> I wouldn't mind if this stayed on list, I'd really like to hear about this
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 12:37 AM, Jay Hudson <email suppressed> wrote:
>> I am trying to track down people who are experimenting with making their
>> own emulsions(preferably fast enough to be shootable). I have heard vague
>> reports of people who do this from a number of people, but I have never
>> spoken with someone who actually does this. If anyone has information please
>> contact me off list.
>> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.