An unexpected element of cooking the film is that when the water gets low enough, the film starts to burn a bit, which resulted in the brownish-orange and blue tones.
The song is a cover of Daniel Johnston's MTV debut "I Live My Broken Dreams."
I am really pleased with how the film turned out, despite the fact that it was an assemblage of mangled strips I had to scan. There are three big steps to accomplish for the memory channel of the diptych:
I. Can I reassemble the film strips into a single roll so it can be shipped off and scanned in 2K?
II. What does this look like on color film and how might that process differ?
III. How can I effectively transfer/shoot video to film to retain clarity and quality and then have it undergo this process?
In this still, the emulsion has been completely wiped away in certain spots. This can be impactful as it forces the viewer to fill in the details, as one does with memories. However, too much bleach or overcooking will wipe away the emulsion entirely.