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#1 Timothy David Orme

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 09:35 AM

I'm currently working on a documentary, parts of which will be shot digitally, parts of which will be shot on film.

I have about 55minutes worth of super 8mm film, but I'm not going to be shooting it all in one day. I was wondering if I waited to get it all developed until I'd shot it all, if that would be a bad thing. How long can I wait to get it developed? I've always just sent the film straight out.

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#2 Toby L Edwards

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 10:39 AM

I'm not sure what the max is? I've kept exposed 16mm and super 8 refrigerated and non refrigerated up to 6 months before processing! It looked fine to me after process and transfer to Video. I would not recommend waiting that long. As a general rule "The sooner the better"
Also a good idea to keep it in the freezer for storage. Be sure to let the Film acclimate before using.
I'm no expert, so this is just my personnel opinion.

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#3 Douglas Sunlin

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:14 PM

I would think it would be useful to see the dailies to determine if you were getting effect that were after, before you consumed your entire stock.
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#4 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:04 PM

Seeing dailies on most super8 film productions is not really possible because of budgetary as well as lab scheduling constraints.
I've kept exposed super8 neg in a cold, dry space for 3 months without any problems.
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#5 Timothy David Orme

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 01:42 PM

Yeah, I'm really as not concerned with seeing dailies, as I am making sure I don't store it too long before developing.
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