By • Aug 28th, 2010 • Category: Fun with film

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Recently as I was just about to load a of film into my Spinner … I suddenly had this crazy idea to implement the Splitzer’s concept with the Spinner’s kickass long pano. So I took a closer look at the camera and reached for the ever-useful roll of black electrical tape. I thought maybe I could just tape up parts of the slot (see photo below) and then expose the roll … reload it … and then tape up the other parts of the slot to expose the other parts of the film. The test roll turned out pretty good and so here’s how it was done …

Tape up the ‘slot’, leaving only a part of it ‘open’. The opening is where the light will come in (from the front) and expose the film. For this case, only the top part of the film will be exposed. That will be exposure #1.

Load the roll of film and shoot (or rather … spin) until the entire roll is done. Rewind the roll of film, remove it and keep it within reach … ready for the 2nd exposure. Remember to now tape up the ‘slot’ … this time exposing a different part of the film. See the image below of how I did for mine …

Once you are done shooting the 2nd exposure, repeat the same steps (above) but this time … make sure you adjust the tape to cover up the areas where you have already done the first 2 exposures. Hmmm. Am I confusing you yet? πŸ˜€

Once you are done with the last exposure, do remember to remove the tapes … in case you get things all screwed up later on when you wanna expose the film the normal way.

* If you accidentally rewind the roll a bit too much … and the film leader has gone into the canister … fear not. If you do not have a film picker on hand, you can try the sticky tape method here.

Sorry if none of the above makes sense because I’m very tired after scanning and stitching some of the photos. Hope with the photos (above), you are able to make some sense outta it all. πŸ˜›

So it took me about 2 weeks to finish the roll (since I am always busy with other stuffs and had to reload the rollΒ a couple of times and find time to shoot it) and finally I managed to finish and sent it to the lab during lunch. I bet the guy at the lab was puzzled when he saw the crazy ‘stripes’ on the negatives. Hahaha!

Here are the photos. Please click on these to open up larger versions. I’ve yet to figure out how to embed scrollable larger images in my blog … so this is the only way (I know).

I’ll definitely try doing this again but maybe this time I should try taping up the slot in such a way that the different exposures can overlap (a little) each other.

With this trick, you can now triple the number of exposures you can shoot with a roll of film in the Spinner!

Own a Spinner? Go try this at home (or outside) soon. πŸ˜€ I’ve some other experiments that I wanna try with the Spinner but I guess it will take a little while before I get to do it.


  1. KICK ASS!!!! i also wanna try it man!!!!!

  2. @noreen : You sure do! Remember to share the results soon.

  3. haha! spinner-splitzer πŸ™‚

  4. COOL!! great tipster ndroo!!!! :)) can do double.. i mean triple :)))

  5. smashing exciting!

  6. cool idea! πŸ˜€

  7. @breakphreak : Yeah! Hahaha!

    @Lawry : Thanks.

    @wenlin : Thank you too.

    @jellyplaygound : Thanks πŸ™‚

  8. I saw legs!! Whose???? XD

    but really, shots are waaaaay cool!!

  9. @nelly : Legs? You mean the pair of sexy ones? Hahahaha! I thought they were pork knuckes. Hmm. Bier and knuckles? Yum! Thanks.

  10. Jin Jia Swee!

    Third-Frame Camera one-up Half-Frame Camera!

  11. Nice….looks like more piggies are running towards you soon….

  12. Super Cool Idea πŸ˜€

  13. @Mike : Thanks

    @Jer : Thanks. I sure hope they’ll refill my empty piggy bank soon.

    @FalseDigital : Thanks πŸ™‚

  14. Ya, I was thinking it’d be more interesting to overlap the exposure like the splitzer. So are you gonna try again with those films you’ve just got? πŸ˜‰

  15. @cyanwater : Yeah I thought they would overlap but strangely not. Maybe I should deliberately place smaller pieces of the tapes next time. As for the films … I don’t know. I originally thought of burning them in the Spinner but after seeing the total bill for the 5 rolls … I am a bit worried. LOL!

  16. Great IDEA! more rolls to burn now … πŸ˜›

  17. That’s a really cool idea! Do you think it’ll work on other film cameras??

  18. @leejiing : Thanks. Yeah go burn more film! It’s a long weekend … maybe 5 rolls at least? πŸ˜€

    @Aurelia : Thanks. I am sure it will work on other cameras as well. Go give it a go. πŸ˜‰

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