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You’ve heard the question asked before – “What would you try to save from your home if it was burning down?”. The first response is always the people in the house and perhaps the family pet but the family photos is usually very high on that list
We understand the importance of a family’s archive of photos and motion film. We also understand the excitement of finding a long ago set aside and undeveloped film. It’s a “time capsule” in a very true sense. Many years or decades ago, someone took the time to get out the camera and take some pictures of things that were important to them. Perhaps it was a long ago family birthday, a Christmas celebration, a day at the park for a picnic, some pictures around the house or even the proud owner of a brand new car. Then, for whatever reason that film was set aside or lost. Maybe it was the last film in a camera before someone bought a new one, or it was set aside because the person at the time couldn’t afford to have it developed, or it was simply put aside with the intention of developing and soon forgotten. For whatever the reason, it’s exciting to come across these time capsules – even for us at Film Rescue. After years of doing this, it’s hard not to have some small thrill at being the first people to set eyes on these lost and found treasures.
Well unfortunately they’re not all treasures. Often enough we come across pictures such as those from a child’s camera of every animal at the local zoo in 1968, Great Granddad’s now grossly deteriorating artistic landscapes from 1945, or a barely recognizable parade shot on super 8 in the 1970s and then stored in a hot attic for 35 years. No matter the content, we are very serious about the potential to salvage what are often fantastic images of a now virtually forgotten family history.
We’re always happiest when we first open a processing drum after it comes off the processor, or see freshly developed motion picture film winding up on the processor’s take up reel – and happier still when it has a clear image and interesting subject matter. We can’t do a lot about the subject matter but we truly do our best to get the best from these long expired films.
We like our clients to know what they might expect from their long-expired film.
This tab is designed to help you decide if it is worth pursuing the development of your old film or, in the case of newer, more recently-expired film, if our service is necessary.
As you read what follows, please understand that we can’t speak in definitives but instead, we must talk about trends and generalities. We keep careful records on how each type of film we process trends in a given process in terms of quality. For example, just because Kodacolor-X roll film normally comes out fairly well, sometimes it does not. Keeping detailed records means that we can see if a film is trending poorly in a certain process and then move it to a more aggressive process. This normally means we are processing color films into black and white. It also means that a film designed for projection as a slide will not be processed into a positive image but instead into a negative. This is because we can salvage more from the film that way….
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Thanks so much! That roll sat in a box for close to 50 years, so I’m amazed that you were able to get anything at all. What a very pleasant surprise. Bradley – Atlanta GA
I have received the prints you rescued and they are more than I had hoped for. Thank you immensely for salvaging prints that were not only of my late mother, but also of my late father as well.
These pictures were taken at my sister’s wedding back in 1980—-31 years ago! I just know that my sister will be thrilled to get them.
Thanks again to all of you for the small miracle you worked in retrieving these images of loved ones from long ago. I shall always remember you and recommend your service to my friends. Kathryn W. – Jacksonville, TX
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