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How to Hand Processing / Developing 16mm film Part 1 - 16mmAdventures



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welcome to 16-millimeter adventures

today I'm going to show you a very quick

and easy method for hand processing 16

millimeter film

let's talk about the things you need for

processing your 16 millimeter film first

you're going to need your your exposed

16 millimeter film to process there's a

lot of different films you could use I'm

going today specifically talk about

using 72 43 or 72 44 color intermediate

film this film isn't necessarily

intended for cameras but I use it for

cameras because it's a very inexpensive

film to use and it turns out a very

interesting looking image another thing

you're going to need is a darkroom

you're going to need either a

photographic darkroom or just a very

dark closet you're also going to need a

sink laundry sinks are really good for

this or a kitchen sink

another thing you're going to need for

this is 3 1 gallon pitchers just go down

to the dollar store or some inexpensive

store pick up three plastic one gallon

pitchers it shouldn't be very expensive

and you're going to need to label them

so that you can keep them straight

you're going to need one that's that's a

labeled pre-wash another one that's

labeled developer and another one that's

labeled fixer

another item you're going to find

necessary is a dark tank dark tanks will

allow you to do all the processing out

in the light once you've loaded your

exposed film in the in your dark tank in

the dark then you can turn on the lights

do all the processing it's much easier

that way you're going to need a very

simple timer you can use your wristwatch

you can use a nice little inexpensive

kitchen time or something that you can

set to 5 or 10 minutes you're also going

to need your chemicals and in this

process we're going to use three very

simple chemicals I've got about 50 grams

of pre-wash here this is just a simple

borax you can get 20 Mule Team borax

will work for the pre-wash you're also

going to need developer I've got 25

grams of deck so simple paper develop

over here it's very inexpensive very

easy to find developer this is what

we're going to use for the for

developing and for the fixing stage on

our film I have just sodium thiosulfate

Penta here and about 70 grams this is

going to be used as a one-shot

developing process these chemicals once

you've used them you just pour them down

the drain and you don't have to worry

about storing chemicals and them going

bad or or trying to replenish them very

easy very simple and fairly inexpensive

the last thing you're going to need is

some way to dry your film you're going

to need to figure out how to hang it up

in a fairly dust free environment too to

let it dry for a couple of hours I have

a couple of just wall brackets that I've

stuck to the wall three of them and I

loop the film around it 100 feet of film

takes up a lot of space so you're going

to need to find some way to dry out your

film

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