I wanted to try some images of Cross processed Kodak Ektachrome. I love cross processing film. (Cross processsing is the practice of shooting slide film, e-6, and developing it in regular film chemistry, c-41.) So when Kodak asked me to shoot some of their brand new Kodak Ektachrome 120 for their relaunch, I decided to cross process one roll.
Before shooting the Kodak E100 Ektachrome film, I googled to see if I could find any examples of the film in the 35mm size that released last year. I did not find any solid examples but I did find where the film had been used in the film format cross processed in
director BRTHR filming of Travis Scott’s Butterfly effect music video. I liked the look I saw there.
I liked that the colors came out true but super saturated with the strong contrast that is the hallmark of cross processed film. I had these Kodak Ektachrome cross-processed scans done by Goodman Film Lab, but the film was developed by Kodak.
The double exposure turned out nicely on the cross-processed film. The contrast helped to bring out the flowers in the couple’s silhouette.
How to Cross Process Kodak Ektachrome Slide Film in 120
- Expose Properly
For cross processing, shoot the roll of Kodak Ektachrome E100 at box speed (100 iso).
- Choose Your Subject
Shoot on a super sunny day and shoot colorful people or things.
- Shoot with the Sun Behind You
Shoot with the sun behind you at all times. There is a lot of contrast in cross processing so you want to minimize shadows in the images.
- Send to a Professional Lab
Mark it as cross process film roll, telling the lab to process as C-41, and send it in to your photography lab.