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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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Remove film negatives from processing machine

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

  • Monitor film development baths

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

  • Handle chemicals

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

  • Remove photographic film from camera

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

  • Identify customer's needs

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

  • Store negatives

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

  • Develop film

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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