Roast Your Film

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A tip on how to accelerate film expiration (because you love expired film but just couldn't wait)!

You would like to use expired film but you don’t have patience to wait and wait? No problem, this tip is for impatient people like me! (Note: Proceed with extreme caution – experienced Lab Rats might want to try this out)

ROAST YOUR FILMS IN YOUR OVEN! (Please not microwave …)

Warm up your oven to 50°C (122°F) place your film inside and wait 5 minutes. “Ding” … it’s ready! (You can experience longer time or hottest temp (Take extreme care that it doesn’t melt!).

written by pitivier06 on 2009-12-30 in #gear #tipster #quickie-tipster #expire #film #tipster #heat #expired-film #tips

23 Comments

  1. johnccc
    johnccc ·

    What happens in you microwave it?

  2. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Metal, dyes and flammable plastics in a microwave is not the best idea.

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Cool idea! :)

  4. she_smiles
    she_smiles ·

    Hmm! I never thought about this, but of course. Heat makes it expire faster, as cold makes it last longer. I might go to the store and buy a cheap roll of film and see how it takes. Thanks for the idea!

  5. she_smiles
    she_smiles ·

    Hmm! I never thought about this, but of course. Heat makes it expire faster, as cold makes it last longer. I might go to the store and buy a cheap roll of film and see how it takes. Thanks for the idea!

  6. stijn_b
    stijn_b ·

    Interesting idea, worth trying. Thanks!

  7. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    weehey!

  8. nural
    nural ·

    guess I'm lucky, since not a lot of people uses 120mm in Turkey, my film are always expired!

  9. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    Or presumeably you could just leave them in a hot car?

  10. blackstar888
    blackstar888 ·

    interesting :) would love to experiment more :) thanks for the tip!

  11. randychicken
    randychicken ·

    I was also told by a handy store assistant that storing it in the bathroom (fluctuating humidity + temperatures) and blow drying it with a hairdryer have similar effects.

  12. threemoons
    threemoons ·

    Actually, I got great effects from just leaving my film out of the fridge in my (hot in August) top floor apartment, and then hauling it around in my bag all day.

  13. agloh
    agloh ·

    what's about putting it on the heating?

  14. kyliekin3
    kyliekin3 ·

    I am so going to do this today

  15. andreanewc
    andreanewc ·

    This sounds awesome, but when you mean roast your film...do you mean the undeveloped film? The film still in the plastic casing protected from light?

  16. andreanewc
    andreanewc ·

    This sounds awesome, but when you mean roast your film...do you mean the undeveloped film? The film still in the plastic casing protected from light?

  17. chaoticsense
    chaoticsense ·

    I've thought about trying this for a long time, and I've been looking all over the net for someone who actually tried this, and not until now did I actually search here on lomo for it! Thanks for sharing, now I dare to try it!

  18. theperplexingparadox
    theperplexingparadox ·

    Should I roast the film before or after shooting? thanks in advance! :)

  19. lomoteddy
    lomoteddy ·

    I was thinking it would be hotter, but that sounds about right :)

  20. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Same question: Do you bake it before or after shooting??

    I would presume before...but then again I'm not completely sure.

  21. olutek
    olutek ·

    I roast film after shooting ... But, I did it this way: I put film in the oven for 5 min, and then into the fridge to lose temperature. Next put it in the oven and fridge, again. I repeated it probably 4 times. Effect: The pictures are a little blurry, pink... and when I take it to lab... Film ripped in machine :( So, you'll take care about that ^^" [I have lucky, so I regained some photos :333.]

  22. pasadena85
    pasadena85 ·

    ..well..i did it in the microwave..before shooting..15 minutes at lowest wattage

  23. miniatuurmensje
    miniatuurmensje ·

    So next time I'll be baking cookies or cake I have to remember to pop some film in there too!

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