In august I'm going to Mozambique with approximately 20 cartridges of Ektachrome 64 reversal film, to shoot a short documentary about the country, and Africa.
My flight schedule looks like this:
Stockholm => Amsterdam
Amsterdam => Johannesburg
Johannesburg => Pemba
Pemba => Maputo
And the same route back home.
Now I wonder if it would be safe to ship all my cartridges as hand luggage. I'm pretty sure the luggage will have to pass through a x-ray machine every time. Is there any risk of getting fogged or overexposed footage with Ektachrome? What other alternatives are there? Shipping my cartridges to the hotel I'm staying in, via mail? Buying a special filmshield or "do not x-ray" stickers? Help me out here!
I also want to know what to think about, when shooting during high temperatures and sunny weather with super-8. How should I expose to avoid getting overexposed highlights? Should I invest in any filters and/or reflectors? I will be using my Beaulieu 4008 ZM II (with an Ewa compendium), a Spectra lightmeter and a Manfrotto tripod.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Tony Terziev, 04 May 2008 - 07:05 AM.