So there I was, wearing a very large, very tight, very fashionable gas mask, with a pair of safety goggles awkwardly fighting for their fair share of my nose. In front of me were four buckets, each with it’s own colour of liquid. There were also two rubber gloves and a role of film between me and the buckets.
“Ready?” asked film enthusiast Ryder White.
I nodded, and the lights went out. The room was perfectly dark, and I mean perfectly. The film was so light sensitive during the first stage of the process that no light, at all, could be in the room. Ryder and I waited there in the dark, allowing our eyes to adjust. If any light spots showed themselves, we would have to cover them, even if they were the faintest glow.
“I think we’re good,” Ryder said. “Now unspool the film into the water.”