DEVELOPING FILM: Lesson and NOTES for Tuesday 11-7-17
SWBAT list the steps needed to develop film.
Watch the 9 minute Video and list the steps to develop film as the photographer mentions each. Add to the list as you Watch the 19 minute Video #2 as a different photographer develops his film. We will use these basic steps so watch carefully. Your completed list must be handed in at the end of class.
Lesson and NOTES for 11-6-17
You will soon need to load your film into a container called a developing tank. This is done in the dark. Once the tank is loaded, the film is protected from the light. In the light you can pour chemicals into the tank through an opening. You will take notes on the chemicals used now, and then watch the videos that will introduce to you how to "load" the tank with your film.
SWBAT list the steps needed to load a developing tank.
Task: First, copy the following notes below in BLUE that list the chemicals used to develop film.
Second, watch the next 2-3 videos, while the video is playing, add to the bottom of your notes a list of steps that one must take to load the film into the tank. Remember, Watch 2-3 videos, complete the list, and hand in your notes. Extra 3-ring paper is on the low table.
First, the film is put into a developing tank and a acidic solution is poured in called developer (we use 7 minutes), in which silver halide converts to metallic silver and makes the invisible image visible.
To stop this process from continuing indefinitely and ruining the image, the film then has to be dipped in an acidic solution called a stop bath to neutralize the developer. (30 seconds)
The image is made permanent by dissolving any remaining silver halide using a chemical solution known as hypo or fixer (we use 6 minutes).
Hypo-clearing agent: 2 minutes
The film is then cleaned in running water for 5 minutes and hung up to dry, always attaching an ID TAG at the top and a clothespin at the bottom to keep the film from drying curled up. (You can see the clothesline in the back of the class where we will hang the film-this will take a couple hours to dry completely)
Video #1: Watch our class video below while you jot down the steps:
10/24 through November 10:
Watch my students (Frankie A., and Breanna B.) being tested in the Video below and watch the YouTube videos below and you will be able to load your film easier in the dark at school!!! You will be tested doing this procedure without being able to see, as if you were in the dark, we are calling it the "Blind Test". Students will be testing students while behind a "wall", while others observe the steps. It is fun and scary at the same time, but if you feel uncomfortable being observed by a group other arrangements can be made!!! Remember loading film must be done in complete dark, with not even an amber light or glow from a cell phone, or the film is completely ruined from the light!
Video #2: Watch our class videos below while you add to the steps and make a more complete list. Hand in your list and notes with your name, date and period.
Click on the photograph for a video that includes using the Developing Bag while loading your film into a developing tank. Again, You Tube videos cannot be watched by students at the school, as it is blocked. (You could watch on your cell phone if at school, but please ask to use your cell phone for this)
Loading the film into the Developing Tank
Film can be loaded into the developing tank in the small room we have within the dark room, as long as the lights are off, as any kind of light or glow will ruin the film (this includes cell phones!) Film can also be loaded in the light of the classroom using a developing bag constructed for the purpose- the bag is light tight and your hands go into the bag secured with elastic to keep light out.
Processing or Developing the film with chemicals
How to hang the film and store the film
Hang the film with an ID TAG on the clothesline, using a clothespin, and put a clothespin at the bottom too-as a weight so the film does not dry all curled up. The next day, or a few hours, when the film is dry, it must be cut into strips of 5 frames to place into the Protective Storage Sleeves for safe keeping, identification and organization.
Cleanup of materials used is required, this includes putting away anything used to it's proper place (like developing bag-can opener-scissors-discarded film container-chemicals- all have a place and cannot be left out for the next person to clean up):
Counters must be wiped and wet developing tank parts placed on drying rack to dry. If cleanup procedures are not used, this will impact your grade because it caused confusion in the classroom and is not fair to all others who use the room.