Develop / Scan Service - Vintage Kodachrome Movie Film (as BW Negative)
Please read all the info on this page before ordering this non-refundable service. (We do not recommend shooting old Kodachrome film today - see video below)
FPP film developing / scan services for vintage, expired Kodachrome Movie Film (8mm, Super 8 or 16mm). Each order is for one 50 ft roll.
Kodachrome film can only be processed as BW negative. We scan to a file and place on a USB thumb drive that you provide. We do not scan to a DVD.
NOTE! Services are non-refundable and we can not guarantee success. Many times the latent images on your film have been lost to time and storage. (See our video below). If you wish to proceed, please follow the steps below.
Your Double 8 (Reg 8) film is returned unslit on lab core for storage. Super 8 film is returned on a 50ft Super 8 reel.
- Place your order through this product page. Be sure to select the number (quantity) of rolls you will send and the resolution of your scans. (HD is recommended)
- Download, read completely and fill out your FPP FILM FORM (CLICK HERE and download via our secure WeTransfer page) – print and send the completed form in with your film (our address is on this form)
- Number your rolls (if more than 1). Note that if you are ordering more than one, all the film must be mailed at the same time.
- Include your THUMB DRIVE (minimum 128 GB) . If you do not have one, purchase one here. (We do not scan to DVD)
Mail your film to us - address on the FILM FORM you download. (Trackable, insured mail is recommended).
Turnaround on vintage movie film developing / scan is approximately 6-12 weeks (or longer) from when we receive your film. We do not send an email until your film is ready at which time we will email you with scan notes.
The Fine Print - When you submit your film assets to Film Photography Project (FPP) for scanning or handling of any kind you agree to the fullest extent of the law to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless FPP, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all claims, losses, liabilities and damages of any kind, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, arising from or relating in any way to your use of our services, or any violation of these Terms, any law, or any rights of any third party, including when the active or passive negligence of FPP is alleged or proven.
Shooter Error - Fact is, we see lots of film that has issues due to user error and malfunctioning vintage cameras. Under exposure, over exposure, jiggly frame lines due to bad film gate, blank film are just some issues. In this case we will e-mail you if we see an issue. If you decide not to move forward with scanning, we will offer you FPP store credit for the unused scanning portion of your payment.
The Lab - We would like you to be aware that we partner with one or more reputable outside labs for the processing portion of your package. For this portion of services, we only offer replacement of raw materials in case of transit loss or lab damage. If you are working on an important project, we recommend Production Insurance.
Sh*t Happens - Your media is very important to you, and we take every precaution to ensure the safety of your film while they are at our facility. However, sometimes the unpredictable happens during shipping to and from our facility, or while a service is being provided. Our commitment to you, is that if any item is lost or damaged by us while at our facility, we will replace it with an item of equivalent amount. To ensure you are protected above and beyond our replacement of the raw materials, we strongly suggest you acquire insurance. To ensure you are protected during the shipping of the items, please insure your packages. We can not replace the value of items that are lost in transit.