Re: Fogged film from airport Xrays

From: Alex Stockwell (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 06 2007 - 10:21:36 PST

This is good advice:

I always bring a copy of this with me when travelling and highlight the
pertinent parts. Usually asking for a hand inspection works just fine,
but if not I just flash this... nothing works better than a TSA seal
with their own policy. Don't know how well this goes over in
international airports, but they do recommend processing locally...

better luck next time,
berkeley, ca


>I have just recently returned from screening my films
>in Havana. I had to travel through Mexico City to
>arrive there and had to return to the US again through
>Mexico, I hand carried my Bolex along with several
>rolls of EXR 50D and 250D 100 ft daylight spools. The
>film was xrayed in California, then twice in Mexico
>City and again in Havana. On return the film was
>xrayed again in Cuba, once in Mexico City and also in
>Of course the film has Xray damage and Cinema labs in
>Denver was great enough to color correct the footage.
>I do not wish to risk ruining film on future trips.
>My question is does anyone on the list know of a safe
>way to travel with unexposed 16mm film internationally
>in these days of heightened security. Checking the
>footage in luggage only makes it worse. I discovered
>that when I was in Korea last year.
>Dominic Angerame
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.