This is a story about how incredibly stupid I showed up to be last weekend. At least it will give someone a good laughter as I show my bad judgement and inexperience.
Oh well: I had bought a Super 8 film that showed up to be rewinded. The last user had just put the takeup-reel in the box and forgot to rewind. I had just one free reel of at least this size which was my own takeup-reel (I have two others, but they were home and this was at my cabin). I needed two to get it spooled back in the right direction on the reel it came with.
Then I got my "brilliant" plan: Couldn't I just rewind it onto a 16mm reel and make sure the film was tightly fit onto one side? If I was careful, it should work. Well. It did for a while. But when I was almost done, the film fell from the top onto the wrong side. And then it happened again with more film, and yet another time. And before I could manage to explaining to myself how stupid I had been, the reel looked like this:
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The film had crossed its own path several times. So the "end" of the film was there inside some place covered with a lot of film from further into the film. The film also ripped off at one place as it jammed. It took me one hour to fix this mess. I tried to be as careful as I could. I don't think I made too many stripes. I didn't even want to know, so I used Filmguard on it before I watched it. It didn't look bad. The film had damages to the sprocket holes a few places, but I don't think I made them. I lost two frames where I spliced it.
I guess I am one of very few that even considered doing such a stupid thing, but if there are some of you out there that suddenly get the idea to use a 16mm reel just to fix a rewinding problem on Super 8 and think that it will work if you are careful, then DON'T.
That's all from the entertaining department in Oslo!