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#1 Prasad Kumar

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:42 AM

Hi:

I have done loading/unloading the film stock in 16 mm Arri SR II Cameras more than 50 times.

Two days back, when I was unloading the film from the magazine and putting it in the can, part of the film stock was exposed to light for 3 to 4 seconds. Immediately I put in the can and sealed it with the gaff tape.

Will this have any effect?

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#2 John Holland

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:30 PM

How much ambient light was there ?
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:41 PM

How much ambient light was there ?


It's a hallway. Fluorescent light.

No sunlight. Tungsten lights was turned off when I was unloading it.

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#4 Zander Kroon

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 01:12 AM

When you say part of the film was exposed do you mean a few feet that was loose from the roll? Like a tail? Or a section of the wound up film was exposed?

If it was the latter, then it is very likely that the side of the frame will be exposed and unusable. Did you tell your First AC or DP the film may have been compromised?
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:45 PM

I should have also asked what iso was the stock ?
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#6 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:53 PM

I'd guess that you have some edge fogging. How severe will depend on the asa of the stock, and whether it was the perf side of the stock that got the light.
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#7 Chris Keth

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 07:08 PM

3 or 4 seconds is a long time. I would say, even with slow stock, that you definitely should have edge fogging and figging on the outside couple winds. If it was on the perf side of S16, it may not reach into the image area if you're lucky.
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#8 Prasad Kumar

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Posted 03 April 2011 - 04:50 PM

3 or 4 seconds is a long time. I would say, even with slow stock, that you definitely should have edge fogging and figging on the outside couple winds. If it was on the perf side of S16, it may not reach into the image area if you're lucky.


Hello all:

Thanks for all your replies.

I developed my film yesterday and telecined. Nothing happened to the film. I think some miracle happenned. Anyway, I learnt the lesson.
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