[Tig] Weird 16mm black/white neg 7222 problem

Carl Skaff carl at stopp.se
Sat Nov 3 23:27:11 GMT 2012

I was stepping back and forth on the same frame.

Frame 1..2...3..2..1..2...1...2..1..2..3..2..3..
Sort of.

It is very random.
This was one frame that had a quite severe 'blotch'.
Most of the stuff is more like tiny spots.

I'll try to send out a short clip tomorrow.

I don't really follow you on that IIRC and Callier effect.


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*Carl Skaff*
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4 nov 2012 kl. 00:21 skrev Jeff Kreines <jeffkreines at mindspring.com>:

In the screen grabbed clip, are you stepping back and forth between two
frames, or are you stepping forward frame by frame?

I ask because the splotches are the same every other frame, which would
rule out (IMHO) something as random as static.

It would be useful to see a clip of just a second or two that is
consecutive frames.

There was a speckling problem with Kodak B&W stocks in the 90s, but Kodak
solved it.  It was small spots, which printed black IIRC, and was most
apparent in 16-to-35mm blowups.  I suspect the super-specular light in the
optical printer accentuated the Callier effect.  But these were small
discrete spots, not splotches.

Jeff Kreines

On Nov 3, 2012, at 2:04 PM, Carl Skaff wrote:

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Hi all

I've got an issue that I'm hoping someone out there has stumbled across

before and knows what the cause could be.

My client shot 16mm B/W negative film, Kodak 7222.

The result has a weird problem. Kind of like small light speckles in the

image in an un-even way. First I thought they had some fake snow close to

the camera that gave this effect. But then they went inside and there

wasn't any fake-snow added. But the effect was still there.

We have checked the lab and nothing seems wrong. We did another job before

that was ok, but that was normal color neg.

we can't find anything physical ON the film.

I have a feeling that it might be that the film built up some static

electricity either in the camera or darkroom that caused tiny spark that

exposed the film. I don't know. Maybe a far fetched answer.

Anyone out there seen something like this before? Is so, please reply.

Here is a link that shows a screen capture of a fault frame and me circling

with the cursor to show where to look. And then stepping a frame

before/after to show the effect.



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*Stockholm | Los Angeles | Linz*





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