Step 1: Stuff
- Film Bulk Loader, here I am using a vintage Daylight unit, or you could get a new one from places like FreeStyle Photo who stocks all the various items required as well as many good independent photo shops.
- Film canisters, these have to be a special type intended for reloading.
- Film, the film comes in large 100ft. rolls designed to fit into the bulk loaders.
- Masking tape.
- Film cans are also useful for storing rolls of undeveloped film.
As mentioned you can get all of these things from a good local photography shop, in the Portland Oregon area Pro Photo Supply comes to mind, or online outlets like Free Style photography out of California, their address is: http://www.freestylephoto.biz/e_main.php, look under bulk loading supplies and film. You can also find things like the bulk loader and film canisters at garage sales, antique shops or on craigslist or ebay.
Step 2: Loading the loader.
-In the case of the DayLight loader that I use you simply unscrew the large red nut on top and lift the top off.
-Then in TOTAL DARKNESS you can open the can that the film came in and place the spool onto the axle inside and feed the the end out the slit in the case.
-Then you simply replace the top and the large red nut and turn the light back on.