CineMagic Technique

Remember the bat-rat-spider creature and those wacky red scenes from The Angry Red Planet (1959)? The red sequences were accomplished on a miniscule budget by filming on black and white stock, printing as a negative, applying a solarisation effect, and then the film was tinted red.


Now these effects are easily rendered with an iPhone and a few photographic apps like Thumba and Snapseed.  First take a shot of something and convert to black and white (reduce saturation):

BW Spider

Next, convert to a negative image:

Negative spider

Then solarise the image (this is a partial negative image). I use the Thumba App:

Solarised Spider

Then tint the image red.  Now you have The Angry Red Spider!

The Angry Red Spider

CineMagic Technique

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