This is the last of three videos that dive deep into how Kodak makes film for your cameras. In this third video, we get a peek into how the large, wide rolls of light-sensitive film that were made in the previous stages are now cut into narrower strips and packaged for us to use!
Destin from Smarter Everyday takes us back into the Kodak Film Factory in Rochester, New York for the last instalment of this series. In previous videos, we saw in minute detail how the film backing was created and then made sensitive to light. In this video, we see the processes where these huge rolls of film are taken into precision machines where they’re slit into the right sizes, then perforations are added so that the film can be advanced in the camera, and finally, how they’re packaged into metal canisters, all in the dark.
The process is complex, as one would expect, with every machine finely tuned to ensure the very fine tolerances needed are always met. This is where the knowledge, skill, and experience of the machinery operators comes into play. Destin takes us on a deep dive into every aspect of this process with his keenly inquisitive mind.
Dive in and learn just how much of a marvel the film that you’re using in your camera today truly is! If you haven’t seen the first two parts, check them out first: