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Defrosting, Using & Then Freezing Film Again - Film Storage


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#1 Julian Fletcher

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

Hi All,

Please can you help me with a question. I mainly shoot 16mm Kodak vision 3 50d for home movies of the family and on vacation. I purchase say 6 x 100ft reels for my Bolex, and store them in the freezer at home up until I leave for vacation. They warm to room temp over the stay, but I will invariably have 2 or 3 reels leftover, which I then put back in the freezer when home for say 3 months until the next vacation.

Is this OK to do? Will it have an adverse effect on the film itself?

Your help would be much appreciated!!!

Cheers

Julian


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#2 Josh Gladstone

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:07 PM

Totally okay to do! The film will be just fine.
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#3 David Cunningham

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:12 PM

Yeah. Never been an issue here. Just be sure the keep the film sealed until use to ensure constant humidity in the box/can.
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