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Matthieu van der Sluis
Master Film Handler

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From: Barendrecht, The Netherlands
Registered: Aug 2017

 - posted August 27, 2017 07:20 AM      Profile for Matthieu van der Sluis   Author's Homepage   Email Matthieu van der Sluis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My father was so dumb to keep our S8 films in a gazebo, in a box, ON THE FLOOR.
Because of the heavy rain the floor was flooded.
When he found out, he put the filmrols to dry.
When I received them, I took the reals out and put them saperate in an open box on a dark place, and they have been there for 2 years or so.
Now I was watching 2 of the survived films, but the best are in the pile of fungus/mold.
Now, completely dry.

Is there any way to save some of this film?
Soaking or leave it in some chemical bath, for a few day's, or sevaral threadments?

I don't care if it takes me a week for each film.
Maybe I loose the sound, but save some footage?

Please please please, is there an expert who has the knowledge?

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Nantawat Kittiwarakul
Master Film Handler

Posts: 280
From: Rajburana, Bangkok, Thailand
Registered: Aug 2017

 - posted August 29, 2017 10:50 AM      Profile for Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Email Nantawat Kittiwarakul   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Using film cleaner(with lubricant type)should help removing fungus/mold somewhat. The lubricant would help smoothing out the film when running tru the projector. Make a copy fo the surviving reels with the methid of your choice. Off-the-wall telecine or professional 2k transfer,whatever.

Just a lone collector from a faraway land...

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