Before smartphones and digital cameras, and yes--even before camcorders--watching home movies was a special treat. Families and friends would gather in the living room, den, or shag-carpeted basement, to sit on the floor in front of a movie screen (or sheet if dad was a penny-pincher) and watch in amazement the silent moving images projected from the back of the room. For many in those days, ... [Read More]
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Processing Your Own Movie Film! What Tank? How to Manage?
We recently received an e-mail from Film Photography Podcast listener James who had some great questions about developing your own movie film at home. I'd like to share these tips! Dear FPP, I'm trying to figure out my solution for a developing vessel (either buying a LOMO tank or I have a friend who will gift me a Morse rewind tank), but I'm also stumped on how to go about drying my ... [Read More]
8mm Lives! Regular 8mm Home Movie Film!
The Skinny on Regular 8mm Film Blog by Owen M. McCafferty II Editor's Notes: Since this blog was first published on July 18, 2018 the Film Photography Project has fully embraced the revival of Home Movie Film! The FPP now stocks fresh Double 8, Super 8 and 16mm motion picture film as well as offering developing and scanning! See our movie film page here. There is no doubt that the ... [Read More]
Light Piping – What Is It? How To Prevent!
Light Piping, its not just Blowing Smoke Light Leak Light piping is unwanted light exposure along the edge of a strip of film, most common at the beginning or at the end of the roll. You will notice the sprocket hole shape leaking through and exposing to the wound film layer under it on the take up spool in your camera. It is often referred to as unexplained fogging, edge exposure or edge ... [Read More]
Disposing of Photographic Chemistry After Exhaustion
Disposing of Photographic Chemistry Oh it was fun while it lasted but your chemicals are tired, exhausted or just plain dead, so it’s time to properly dispose of them. It not as easy as just dumping them down the drain and walking away. Even though they no longer have the strength to process film they still need to be neutralized and disposed of in a proper manor. First know your localities ... [Read More]
Develop BW Movie Film At Home
Disclaimer: Neither the author of this post nor the FPP, claims any liability for any damage done to yourself or others by using the chemistry or following the instructions in this post. Proceed at your own risk. Note that the FPP can develop and scan your home movie film. So, you’ve decided to give black and white reversal movie film processing a go? Congrats! It’s a lot of fun, and the ... [Read More]