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#1 Albion Hockney

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 05:14 PM

If kept in a fridge does anyone know how bad deterioration in film stock is? - I have access to a few 400ft rolls of 7219 that where bought 4-5 years ago and kept in a fridge since then. Possible problems?


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#2 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 05:19 PM

You should be fine, especially if it's cold-stored. You can rate it slower to be safe getting through base fog. I recently shot this on 7218 from 2007 rated at 500 at T1.3 and both I and the record label were happy with the results.

 


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#3 Jesse Aragon

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 10:17 PM

I would test the batch out, years ago I remember using some old stock and the backing would get stuck to the film... :(


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#4 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 12:36 AM

Kenny,
I really enjoyed your Tove Lo Time Bomb clip. There's something real, gutsy and earthy about her. That simple treatment of her works well.

Albion,
Re the old stock. Assuming all the same batch number and storage, one can always do a clip test or, if the lab is friendly, one or two very short "camera tests". On 16mm some people used to just look at the neg with a loupe and could tell a lot.
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#5 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 03:49 PM

Thanks Gregg! A lot of winging it on that shoot, but everyone was pleased at the end of it.


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