CHAPTER 6

In the Soup 2

Hand-processing color

INTRODUCTION

As I mentioned in the acknowledgements, the first time I hand-processed motion picture film was with Robin Cline at her house in the late 1980s in Olympia, Washington, using an E-6 kit to develop Ektachrome. I think it is funny that I basically did the most difficult process first (it had something like eleven steps) with absolutely zero idea about how toxic the chemistry was. I don’t even remember what was on the film and the original is lost to time. Following that I began to experiment with black and white processing with kits designed for T-max still film. I hand-processed parts of Story of Sarah (1993), originally on Super-8mm, and was introduced to the joys of High-contrast ...

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