My current project may require an alternative photographic emulsion. Iíve
mostly considered Cyanotype Rex as a route for experimentation and it
appears to be my best bet, however, Iím not certain.
Basically, an image will be captured and subsequently projected, without
development (the result of this exposure may either be positive or
negative). I donít expect this to behave like normal motion picture film Ė
Iím not expecting any miracles, and I imagine I will sacrifice speed for
simplicity and legibility. This emulsion only requires to be so fast as to
register some change in the frame, but perhaps just slow enough for the
image to last at least a second or two before Ďfadingí under the
The installation will utilize computer controlled 16mm analyzer-projectors
that I have developed, and will modify for realization of this work.
I hope I will be applying cyanotype (or another emulsion applicable for
this purpose) to gelatin coated 16mm clear leader soon. Before I get mired
in the chemistry, Iíd appreciate any recommendations from the list since
Iím a bit out of my element and wondering whether Iím barking up the wrong
tree (or barking mad, thatís a possibility!).
Thanks for your advice and suggestions.
-David L. Elinoff