Rant: A Monumental Screw Up

This happens to the best of us. We shoot film. We get comfortable with how we shoot and develop. Then we forget. How long have those chemicals been sitting there? Can’t be that long. Don’t think I processed to many rolls through it. Then you take the dive. Develop two rolls and realize you screwed up! When you pull the negatives out of the tank. Queue Wah Wah sound! This is what happened to me. Two rolls of cinema film

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UPDATE: Howto Develop Motion Picture Film

I’ve been experimenting with development temperatures for Kodak Vision3 films lately. My original write-up, found here, was using the standard C-41 development temperatures which worked well for Kodak 5230 500T. Kodak 5230 inherently has a lower contrast and saturation value compared to the newer Vision3 films. Vision3 films tend to mimic digital contrast and colour saturation, which doesn’t lend well to the development times for C-41. In my opinion. Over the weekend I developed a couple batches at 35C and

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Traveling With Your Gear

There I was on a Sunday night. Beer in hand and contemplating what to pack for my trip to LA. Not what needs to go in my suitcase, that was done, but what needs to get packed into my camera bag. The first thing I decided to do was pack both the M7 and M9 with three lenses and a ton of film. Knowing full right that I would have only one night and one morning free to go shooting.

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