Easy Film Retrieval

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Got your film rolled all the way back before sending it for a doubles? You’re one spit away from taking it our of there!

here’s the scene… extreme long shot on a desert shack, camera’s flying towards it as a crescendo yell is heard: “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” camera enters the shack and the horror is seen:

The tip of the film was rolled all the way in (by a brain eating zombie)

I’ll make the effort to keep my make-funny remarks obsession (OMFR) aside and show you a quick and dirty way of retrieving it back:

equipment:
1. a piece of film you don’t need
2. some saliva

Step 1 – spit on it
Simply smear some saliva of yourself or your beloved on the tip of one side of the film strip.

Important note here – do not just lick the roll since I’m pretty sure it’s not a very healthy thing to do…

Step 2 – insert
Carefully insert the film into the crack with the wet side faced inside.

Step 3 – roll it
twiddle the roll a little as if you’re rolling the film inside.

Step 4 – count to 11

close your eyes, count to 11 slowly while moving your hand slowly towards your crotch

note – the crotch part is optional

Step 5 – pull
hold the film roll in one hand and the tip of the film strip in the other.
now – pull!!!!!!!!!

Hope that one helped someone.

Happy Festivus!!

written by kikass on 2010-02-12 #gear #tutorials #film #tutorial #tipster #doubles #quickie-tipster #film-retreive #pull-film-out

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8 Comments

  1. paramir
    paramir ·

    I've seen it done - it is amazing! it works!

  2. nicorun
    nicorun ·

    omg thank you, i've just rolled back a film accidentally. :)

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    thanks for this tipster, just used it and it worked well! :))

  4. courtneygawthorp8193
    courtneygawthorp8193 ·

    Are you supposed to roll it back all the way if you're going to take it to a lab?

  5. mich
    mich ·

    it works :)

  6. iandevlinphoto
    iandevlinphoto ·

    our college technician told me something about this thankyou for putting a tutorial up :)

  7. kekskonstrukt
    kekskonstrukt ·

    awesome tipster!! i can't believe it worked... thanks a lot :)

  8. jazz_cafe
    jazz_cafe ·

    Took me a few tries but it finally worked. What an absolute lifesaver.

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