This Timelapse Condenses The Entire Film Processing Routine to 4 Minutes

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While your average Costco or WalMart may be able to process film within an hour, many better labs that do an even better job can take up to a day or more. For many of us who have never developed film but would like to know what’s involved, Youtube user OffTheMainTrack shot his entire darkroom process that involved working with the film inside of a dark changing bag to ensure that the film didn’t get destroyed. But the catch is that it is a timelapse condensed down to four minutes. It involves a lot of patient waiting for the chemicals to work as well as working with the rolls.

The video of how it’s done is after the jump.

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Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.