Dear Knowledgable Cinematography Community,
I'm currently in the middle of an island in the Caribbean on a shoot for a short film. We are shooting on 16mm film, which we brought with us from the United States.
The film was X-rayed three times (once in LAX, once in Bogota, Colombia and once at the destination). We tried to ask for manual inspection, but the security people didn't have a clue on what to do (Yes, that includes the folks at LAX...).
We tried to minimize the x-ray by putting the films in the changing bag before running it through the xray machines.
The film that we are using is Kodak 7217 (Vision 2, 200T) and Kodak 7212 (Vision 2, 100T). Both were bought through eBay. On top of the x-raying, the films are also past their expiration date (although not by that much probably). The film was x-rayed while unexposed.
What do you think the film might be like after all this? Still shootable? I plan to rate the films at 100 and 50 ASA, respectively. Also I am not using an 85 filter...I'll just let it go blue and fix it later in the DI.
Also note It's too late to purchase anything directly from Kodak since it will take too long to bring anything it to the island (and they probably x-ray the crap out of it too).
Help is appreciated.
Edited by Sanji Robinson, 06 March 2015 - 03:00 AM.