Step 1: Materials
- large container - I used a Tang can. Protien shake containers work perfect too!
- yellow contact paper
- black construction paper
- 9in. long plastic cylinder
- spray paint caps (at least one needs to be black)
- duct tape
- black electrical tape
- x-acto knife, scissors, or a razor
- other things you'd like to use to customize this roll of film to make it your own!
Step 2: Cut
* If you have a roll of construction paper, this step will be a lot easier for you. I only had sheets of black construction paper at the time, so I had to manually attach them together.
Connect the pieces of paper together using black electrical tape and laminate it.
** You can take it to a Fed Ex Kinko's and get it laminated for $3 and some pocket change.
Step 3: The Canister
Cut a 8x17in. sheet of yellow contact paper and attach it around the can, making sure to bend in the remaining edges of the contact paper into the slit we just made.
After making the cut, test out your "film" by rolling it up and placing it inside the can. Make sure the tip of your film comes out of the slit from the inside, and you should be able to slide the paper in and out of the canister with ease.
Step 4: Sprocket Holes
Once you're done cutting out the sprocket holes, grab the 9 inch plastic cylinder rod and duct tape it to the flat end of your film roll. Make sure the excess space of the cylinder is on top of the roll. See photos for further detailing.
Step 5: The Spool
Grab the two spray paint caps and take a razor, scissors, or an X-acto knife to it. Cut a little opening down both caps, which will allow the film to stay in place while sliding in and out of the can.
Attach the caps to the top and bottom of your rolled up film while making sure the slits and sprocket holes are aligned correctly; just like shooting with real film! (don't forget to keep the black one on top)
Step 6: Inserting the Spool
Step 7: MAKE IT YOURS!
Add some photos, create your own brand of film, or just simply keep it the way it is. Whatever it is, it'll be awesome!
Step 8: Success!
There you have it, your own personal roll of film!