Bright colors, heavy contrast and minimal grain size characterize this film. 100D is best suited for shooting in bright sunlight situations. It may also be shot indoors with very bright 5500K color temperature lighting. This film is daylight balanced and rated ASA 100. This may be projected or digitally scanned for normal viewing. Select from 400′ loads or 100′ daylight loads depending on your shooting needs. 400′ loads contain 11 minutes of film while 100′ loads contain 2.75 minutes of film if shot at 24fps. 400′ loads must be loaded in total darkness while 100′ loads may be loaded in subdued light.
This unique film comes closest to retaining the classic “Kodachrome” look we remember. Color reversal films similar to 7294 were historically used for home movies, professional sporting events (baseball, football, etc), breaking nightly news (“film at 11”), government films and other documentaries. Ektachrome looks like it could have been shot 40+ years ago which conveys a sense of nostalgia. This film is ideal for recreating historical events spanning from mid 1930’s to mid 1980’s when use of reversal film began to wane in favor of video.
Cross Processing: If cross processed in color negative chemistry (ECN-2), Ektachrome becomes a bit of a hybrid. It inherits some aspects of negative while heavily skewing color to a yellow/green hue. Much of the color discrepancy can be left in for visual appeal or corrected out in post. The picture to the far left illustrates the natural look of E-6 cross processing with no alterations. Crunchy blacks and hot highlights are maintained.
Normal Processing Sample:
A trailer of Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” can be seen bellow. The shots framed 4:3 were a combination of historical archival footage mixed with current 16mm 7294 Ektachrome (processed normally) to help it blend in for a 60’s vibe. The 16:9 portions representing current day were shot on digital. Spectra provided film services for the project.