I am the Captain of this Ship
Synopsis: Numbness, dissociation, and isolation were the only survival techniques he knew and the forest and his own mind became his stage and his safeguard.
Technical Notes: I used three different techniques to create the look of this 16mm film, the first technique that I used involved decomposing unexposed colour film stock. I buried the unexposed colour film in a leaf compost for three weeks. After unearthing the film, I loaded it into a 16mm film camera and photographed images. Even though the emulsion had started to decompose, there was still silver halide crystals and colour dyed couplers left on the emulsion to capture an image.
The second technique I used involved reducing the physical size of the silver halide crystals in the film's emulsion. I pre-soaked the colour film stock in Berg photographic dye for 5 minutes. The chemical Potassium Ferricyanide is in Berg colour toner and it is what reduces the physical size of silver halide crystals in emulsion.
The third technique involved soaking the unexposed colour film stock in a mixture of water and baking soda. After drying the baking soda crystalized on the film stock and when exposed to light it produced unique imprints in the film's emulsion layers.