Re: Tinting film with blood

From: Jonathan Capone (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Mar 16 2010 - 10:50:34 PDT

Hi Charles,

A filmmaker named Thorsten Fleisch made a film using his own blood on
clear 16mm leader called Bloodlust. Here's a link to his website:
If you are not interested in doing something the lab won't touch, like
making an ink or paint with blood (gum arabic or an acrylic medium
would work), you might want to experiment with shooting through blood
smeared slides. You could also contact print the film, its relatively
easy to use a flatbed as a DIY contact printer or just a flashlight,
synchronizer, and rewinds if you don't mind uneven results.

Hope that helps,
Jonathan Capone

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:27 PM, Charles Chadwick
<email suppressed> wrote:
> Hey all. I was wondering, I've been toying with the idea of tinting film
> with blood for nearly the last ten years without really actually making an
> effort to do it. But now in a current project I'd like to maybe do so. I
> guess I was just going to try to soak some b/w super8 in a vat of animal
> blood for an hour or so and then let it dry. I'd like to then transfer it to
> video, but obviously the lab won't let it touch their projector until  the
> film is totally clean, so I was also wondering if the blood will actually
> stain the film to the extent that some trace of it will be left after being
> cleaned off with film cleaner or otherwise? I know the obvious answer would
> be to not clean it and simply optically print it onto color 16mm, but I'd
> like to avoid that if possible. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!
> -Charles
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