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Film Purchase & Processing


Purchase of Raw Film Stock:


Go to raw film stock.


Then an account can be created and film stock bought.

  1. Go to

2. At the top menu, click  FILM>Education & Tools>Student Store 

3. Click Create Account

4. Fill in the First Name, Last Name email address (use your email) 

5. Click  Submit

6. Go to your email, you should have received an email from Kodak that looks like this: 

7. With your new password, log in to the Student store. The store looks like this: 

8. Click  Shop All.  You’ll see a bunch of different film stocks show up. The stock we want is 16mm KODAK TRI-X REVERSAL FILM 7266 / 16mm x 100ft / Camera Spool / Winding B / 1R -2994, CATALOG # 8012279 

9. Click  Buy Now . Change the quantity to 3 rolls and click the  Refresh  button below quantity. 

10. Fill in your payment info, etc. and voila! Your film will be on its way! 


Processing of Exposed Film Stock:


Each student pays for their own processing after the RTF Covered Labs.




Turn your film into Lee Sparks, the RTF accounting assistant. Fill out the Yale Film form with your person credit card info. Make sure It gets rubber banded to your film.




RTF will cover the shipping costs.




If a telecine was ordered, Yale sends the footage back on RTF Drives and the support staff upload the footage to the class folder. The class instructor or TA determines if a transfer is made and alert Lee and the class if they should request that option.



Bono Films                                      Processes B/W negatives and B/W reversal       

3200 Lee Hwy. Arlington, VA 2220   (703) 743-0800

Filmworkers Co-Op                        Telecine and video dailies services                     

3400 Carlisle Street, Suite 105, Dallas, TX 75204   (214) 754-9333

FotoKem                               Processes 16mm and 35mm                     

2801 W. Alameda Ave. Burbank, CA 91505         (818) 846-3101

CineLab                               Processes B/W reversal    


Super8 Sound          Processes Super8   2805 West Magnolia Blvd.  Burbank, CA 91505         (818) 848-5522

VPT & Transfer        Processes & transfers 16mm, Super 16mm, and 35mm film including color negative

            VPT - 2727 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75235     (214) 350-2676

            & Transfer -- 5910 N Central Expy #950, Dallas, TX 75206  (214) 615-8240

Yale Film                   Processes Super8                                          10555 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91606  (800) 955-YALE (9253)

(Maintains a strict subject material policy – see their website for all exclusions.  Ex: They will not process footage with nudity, homosexual content, drug usage, etc.)  

* Disclaimer:  This is not a complete list of film processing labs.   It is an alphabetical list that is based off past usage by students and the RTF Department.  If students have additional labs they wish to add to the list, contact AJ in the RTF Department.

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