Film Photography Podcast Episode 230 - September 1, 2019
In this special bonus episode of the Film Photography Project, Owen McCafferty sits down with retired school teacher and movie-film-developer-extraordinaire Michael Carter at his home in Pittsburgh to chat about what Michael has been up to in the darkroom.
Michael, in addition to being a filmmaker, is also an artist and oil painter, and discusses with Owen how he found his passion for shooting and developing movie film after a career as an art teacher. It was then that be began to introduce 8mm film into his lessons in a really interesting way.
Different movie film stocks are discussed, and Owen asks Michael how shooters who are new to the format, can help keep their costs down. Hint: it's all about the developer!
Michael explains how he uses his YouTube channel (StudioCarter1) to document his different experiments with film and different chemistry and explains how using a 'stand method' of development can save big bucks on your darkroom bills.
The different type of Lomo tanks for movie film processing are also discussed and Michael tells listeners about his favorite 16mm film to shoot.
Ever wondered what it means to 'print' film? The two movie film addicts explain what the printing process is, and Micheal chats about some of his future projects regarding his Uhler cine printer.
You can check out Michael Carter's YouTube channel here and if you're interested in connecting with others like Michael who process their own home movie film, consider joining the Home Movie Film Lab Facebook group.
If you've caught the bug for processing your own black and white movie film at home, check out Owen's extensive how-to blog here. It's not as scary as you think!