Profession motion picture film developer

Motion picture film developers develop film material into visible videos and material. They develop the footage into different formats, such as 65-70mm and 8mm, and presentations, such as black and white and colour. They work small cine-films per request of clients.

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Knowledge

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Post-processing of photographs

    The characteristics of software and techniques used in post-processing photographs.

  • Photographic processing techniques

    The different techniques to develop photographic film such as chromogenic positive, Kodachrome and autotype.

Skills

  • Monitor film development baths

    Place the photographic film in chemical baths with e.g. citric acid and ammonium thiosulfate, monitor temperature and treatment time.

  • Develop film

    Prepare tools and developing and printing equipment. Develop and print exposed film using chemicals.

  • Mount photographic film in processing machine

    Mount the film in the guide slot of the processing machine, pull lever to drop film into processing position.

  • Handle chemicals

    Safely handle industrial chemicals; use them efficiently and ensure that no harm is done to the environment.

  • Store negatives

    Place the cut photographic film (negatives) into protective sleeves and store them properly.

  • Remove film negatives from processing machine

    Remove the developed photographic film, now negatives, from the machine and roll them onto a spool.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Remove photographic film from camera

    Remove the film from its holder in a lightproof room, or darkroom, to prevent light exposure.

Optional knowledge and skills

soak film in water test chemicals in development baths dry photographic film mix chemicals repair photographic film clean negatives monitor automated machines create subtitles perform image editing rinse photographic film cut photographic film test film processing machines perform video editing chemistry

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