i haven't had much luck with liquid light but in my experience (both at the
handmade film institute and on my own), with handmade emulsions, it seems
to have something to do with the gelatin content. you could try heating up
the liquid light with some extra gelatin so that it'll stick better. also,
in the coating, the type of brush and amount of pressure used seems to make
a difference. i've always found that spraying the emulsion is better than
applying with a brush. it doesn't seem to matter whether it's on clear
acetate or fogged stock - results are equally good. i find though, that
the hand-processing afterwards needs to be quite delicate - and is best
done in very cold solutions - less than 10 degrees Celsius if possible, and
in small batches.
please share if you come up with something interesting!
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM, j...@kinetta.com <j...@kinetta.com> wrote:
> Turns out that getting emulsion to stick to different bases is a problem
> for Kodak, too. I had a long talk with an ex-Kodak person (soon all of
> them will be ex, I'm afraid) and he said the reason some stocks weren't
> available on Polyester (ESTAR) base is that the emulsions formulated for
> triacetate don't stick. There are actually different base types and
> emulsions and only some combinations work.
> Who knew?
> Jeff Kreines
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